Monday 10th December
Right, last one as I think I am as bored of these as you all are
I woke up to a beautiful morning at Somerleyton, 3° and a ground frost but gorgeous blue skies with the sun shining away.
As ever I took the dog out for a walk and then sat with a coffee before preparing to set off, after a chat with my overnight neighbour I finally did head out at 1000 back up the Waveney towards Reedham.
I travelled along the New Cut and joined the Yare passing under Reedham Bridge (9') and through Reedham itself.
The moorings had topped the bank once again, but I didn't concern myself with that today as I was moving on.
I continued along the Yare,
and as I passed an empty Cantley I found the moorings in a worse state than the ones at Reedham. Mental note made to avoid later in the week unless the water levels dropped I continued on all the way along the river
passing Brundall (tempted to stop at Coldham Hall but pushed on).
Finally as I found myself passing the Ferry House at Surlingham, the side on moorings were really badly flooded but the stern on moorings were completely empty...What did I say earlier in the week about not passing up an opportunity
So after mooring, I headed inside for a drink to find that there was an almighty (possible slight exaggeration) Christmas dinner going on. I had to wait for nearly 10 minutes to be served, if I wasn't asking for a beer I'd have walked out.
Nevertheless once served I enjoyed a lovely pint or 2 beside the water watching my boat in the sunshine.
I almost stayed for the night, but knowing I really needed to press on, I finished up and set off once more to my home mooring at Brundall
And set out for an evening sampling the refurbished delights of the The Ram Inn
and then another evening aboard before heading off to lay my fat one down.