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Naughty-cal Heads To The Broads Again

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Welcome Willow, we are boatless too at present, with Brilliant out of the water. We too are hiring to get our Broads ‘fix’. What is your boat?

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We moved on from Ludham Bridge last night after having a bite to eat at the Dog. Decided we needed to let the dog run off some steam so we moved onto How Hill.

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Now onto our last full day on the Broads. 

We would like to think we have not come across as grumpy private boat owners to those we have come across during the last couple of weeks. We have enjoyed the company of hire and private boaters. Helped many moor up where possible and watched the antics of both private and hire boaters getting it wrong at times.

Naughty-Cal has had a few near misses and has been lucky as far as we can tell so far not to have so much as a minor scuff as yet but we still have another day to go on the Ant so I could regret saying that just yet!

 

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I hope you enjoyed your trip on the broads,  especially  through Horning Regatta. 

You had just passed my rescue boat when you took this picture,  we were the ones waving the keep right, racing ahead , hug the bank,  thank you boards. 

Appropriately the capsized dinghy is of a class called  a "splash" he sorted him self out without our help. 

Just beyond is a small sailing cruiser called Red Orchid the vicar  an his family enjoy their racing at regatta week each year.  He must do,  it's a slow old tub, I'm often asked to go see where she is, the hunt for Red October is on....  He should still win a trophy though... 

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We awoke yesterday to huge plumes of blue green algae around the boat at How Hill. So after a walk with the dog we set off and ha breakfast at Neatishead.

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Then it was onto Wayford Bridge before finally heading to Stalham Staithe for the evening.

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We had a nice curry delivered to the boat.

Today we will do a bit of shopping in Stalham before heading around to Sutton where we will be picked up at midday.

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Moored at Sutton Staithe waiting for our lift home.

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ETA 12.30pm.

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4 hours ago, Polly said:

You clearly had a super holiday. Thanks for sharing.

It's been great. Not over yet though. Just enjoying a last pint in the Sutton Staithe Hotel then we have a whole weekend to look forward too when we get back to Lincoln.

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46 minutes ago, grendel said:

bye bye - come back soon.

We will be back next year. Just booked Swan Ranger for a week for the back end of next year.

Won't have time to bring Naughty-Cal next year due to wanting to move house.

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Thanks for taking the time to do this blog , seems an age since was last at Lincoln(now live in Norfolk), nearly bought a house on that mariner instead of norfolk!,work dictated where we ended up,

all the best to you and yours.:default_icon_wave:

 

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1 hour ago, diesel falcon said:

Thanks for taking the time to do this blog , seems an age since was last at Lincoln(now live in Norfolk), nearly bought a house on that mariner instead of norfolk!,work dictated where we ended up,

all the best to you and yours.:default_icon_wave:

 

Understand you live very near a nice little marina near your house now enjoy :default_eusa_naughty:

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13 minutes ago, quo vadis said:

Understand you live very near a nice little marina near your house now enjoy :default_eusa_naughty:

do you mean the caravan park??:default_norty::default_icon_wave:

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9 hours ago, diesel falcon said:

Thanks for taking the time to do this blog , seems an age since was last at Lincoln(now live in Norfolk), nearly bought a house on that mariner instead of norfolk!,work dictated where we ended up,

all the best to you and yours.:default_icon_wave:

 

It is a lovely marina. We only intended to stay for 12 months. That was 10 years ago!

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It was busier on our local waterway the Fossdyke Navigation then it was on the Broads yesterday.

First time this holiday we didn't get moored where we wanted on proper visitors moorings!

Had to break the pins out. 

On the plus side we were closer to the pub.

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It's been a sunny day on the Fossdyke but it ain't the Broads.

We have had a run into Lincoln to do a bit of shopping and are now back at Saxilby, this time on the visitors moorings for a BBQ later. 

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There is a band on in the pub later so we will probably head across for a nosey

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And so Naughty-Cal is back on her home mooring cleaned up and ready to on her next outing.

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She can now take a well earned rest for the week.

Over the last two weeks we have travelled some 255 miles by water and used 120 litres of diesel. 

There has not been a single problem with the boat and she has performed faultlessly for the period of the break.

Back to reality and work tomorrow but first we have the rest of today to enjoy. Think we will head to the Pyewipe later for dinner by dinghy. 

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5 minutes ago, chameleon said:

nice place the pyewipe, stayed there after a show at lincoln

Never had a bad meal in the Pyewipe. We often have our moorers Christmas party there as well.

Handy as it is only a mile from our home berth.

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Didn't realise the Pyewipe was still there! Gosh that brings back some memories!

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I have to admit I thought the Pyewipe had closed, but then I whip down Tillbridge Lane and cut around the Cathedral and Canwick since they seem to have stopped digging up bits of Lincoln to trap traffic! 

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No it is still very much open. Just had a refurbishment as well.

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