Guest Posted November 2, 2009 Share Posted November 2, 2009 with a pick up time of 1pm last tuesday & an aim to get to horning for the jam night @ the new inn we managed to set off nearer 8am than usual 10am from yorkshire (though later than targeted 7am ) No problems with the journey, stopping @ the usual layby @ heckington minus flask, (driver bought coffee , i opened the bar) & arrived @ richardsons just after 12.30pm. The suitable 2 berth serene gem we had in the summer was now unavailable due to being holed in the hull & we had been given a 'superior looking' 240 volt boat star gem. Quick look @ boat , 4 poster, armchairs , spacious , microwave , dvd , cd etc looks great empty car onto bed , let's go. standard checks (no weed filter , great ) head for horning. Had rained most of the journey but now dry with a little blue sky. the extra 4'' -7'' on previous boats & bigger engine took a little getting used to. Great for not being overtaken but a pig if let the steering get too far one way. A pleasure to meet the legendary gus @ the new inn , his reversing directions so clear , & perfect spot in the side moorings. picked up a menu cracked open some wine & a walk to the village prepared for the suet steak pie & some ale. singers not too bad though the previous visits end of nite comedy songs didn't seem as good/suitable @ 9pm b4 the end the fresh air , food & ale were kicking in , can go nearly 24 hours in the city but river air seems to tire the body. Here lies(or doesn't) the 1st disaster , after previously rejecting the petite gem (one of few small boats with a separate shower in its favour ) for serene gem to accomadate myself being over 6'' now found the 4 poster with 3 walls & 2 curtains to be on the short side. Never really considered this would be the case on bigger boat & poss didn't want to say great replacement can we test the bed on getting it. terrible nites sleep but woke up to GLORIOUS blue skies & sun and a visit to wroxham planned after a look round the shops. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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