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  1. Gorgeous photos. Definitely a competition contender in there!
  2. You've most definitely got the bug ...... you'll be back, of that I am certain!
  3. Gorgeous! Glad you've had a great day.
  4. Congratulations to the Happy Couple, hope you all have a fantastic day!
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    It was packed when we walked past! Always a good sign.
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    We went to Liberty's in Wroxham on Thursday. Not cheap but both food and service was excellent.
  7. Thinking is my tablet that is way too full of photos ..... Oops!
  8. Thursday 22nd August Think we both had too much sun yesterday as we both got up feeling really rough this morning so just had a very slow and steady cruise back to Wroxham, rewarded again by another otter sighting making that 5 in total this holiday. Back through the bridge with Pat this time and moored back in the boatyard while we had a leisurely stroll through Wroxham before bacon butties and back on the river. We cruised very gently towards Salhouse where we just went in for a nosey before mud-weighting on Hoveton Broad for a few hours of chilling. We chatted about all the places we had been this holiday. We decided that as it was our last night we would go out for a meal so we showered and changed before starting the cruise back to the boatyard at about 6pm. Normally that last cruise is a sad affair but we were both ready to get home to our own bed etc so just enjoyed the peace and tranquility of our surroundings with hardly another boat on the river. We were going to go to either the Bridge at Acle or the Swan at Stalham but in the end went to Liberty's in Wroxham where we had a very enjoyable meal. A lovely way to finish our holiday.
  9. Wednesday 21st August Up early as usual leaving Cockshoot at 7am and travelling at 2.5 mph on a gorgeous sunny morning. There was a fisherman just a little further up the river and as we were coming towards him I waved and said good morning before thinking "that's odd, his rod is one way and he's looking the other way. Maybe he has two rods out" when he shouted across to us. I didn't hear what he said so he repeated it "have you seen the otters, look they're fighting" and pointed towards where they were and sure enough there they were squabbling just like teenagers! One of them carried on swimming to the side of us towards Horning, diving down then coming back up, across someone's garden, back into the river for quite away before disappearing into the dyke at the side of Ferry Marina. Coming into Horning there was a space at the staithe! Although we were in no way ready to stop already we weren't going to turn down this opportunity so turned in to moor. Chaps on either side of us came to take the ropes to help us in. Chatting to one of them about the otters when we spotted a newt on our boat, more or less at the same time the other one shouted across "have you seen the balloon?" It was just going up, then started to come down before making better progress the second time. It all happens in Horning! We decided to make breakfast while we were there before taking out the rubbish and eying up all the river rental properties available in the agents window and having a meander past the shops before getting back on board and heading to Hoveton, then on to Wroxham. Had showers then walked into Wroxham stopping on the way to speak to Neil the pilot about whether he would be able to get us through the bridge. He told us if we did want to go through we would need to do it in the next hour or the levels would be too high. So instead of a leisurely stroll around Wroxham we just nipped to Roy's for bread and milk before getting back on board and round to the pilot mooring. Through the bridge with plenty to spare, dropped Neil off on the next boat and then carried on down the river through Belaugh, Coltishall Common (which was very quiet) and on to the Lock. Now, I would like to know whom it is that has been spreading vicious rumours about this place but when we got there there was already two boats moored and lots of people on the bank just enjoying the sunshine. After about an hour and a half the rowdy lot left and were replaced later by a family with a gorgeous golden retriever on board. Very peaceful and quiet now.
  10. Tuesday 20th August Up bright and early as usual leaving our wild mooring spot (photo 2) Down Paddy's Lane and then onto Barton Broad which apart from a couple of boats mud-weighted we had the broad to ourselves. Spotted the otter just on the way out of the broad so turned round and went back but he was long gone. Through Instead at about 2.5mph, so peaceful! At How Hill it was packed with Richardson's boats. Stopped at Ludham for water. helped a couple of boats in and chatted to a chap on Swan Roamer (I think) and he was asking what we thought of the boat as they had looked at possibly hiring this one next time. Plan A was to head for Ranworth. There was one of the Bridgecraft boats struggling to get Indian the side. Someone was trying to talk him through what to do and I. The end I think he got on their boat and did it for them. While we were patiently waiting another boat came out so we moored in that spot. Thunder was moored next but one and once we were moored we saw there we a few more spaces left down the side. Walked to St Helen's Church, definitely well worth a visit and then the Nature Reserve before going back to the boat for some lunch. The boat next to us had gone and a day boat in it's place. Another dayboat came in way too fas in reverse to try and bag the spot and hit us, they then pulled forward and bashed us again! If he had room his time there was plenty of space but he was doing it like he would have done with his car. The next plan was to head to Cockshoot Broad. We arrived there at about 3:30pm, plenty of space although most of them went within the next coup!e of hours. Helped some other boats in. Quite noticeable this year how many are first timers. A good spot for people/boat watching. We were having Hunter's Chicken/Roast Chicken, potatoes and veg for tea, just about to dish up when we spotted a hoared (not sure of the correct term) of flying ant and the top of the boat so spent the next 20 mins trying to get rid of them! Having problems uploading photos so just a couple for now
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