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To get the thread back on track - just to say that we are taking a day off working on our bungalow to have a couple of nights on board Norfolk Lady.  Not sure yet where we will go tomorrow, but it’ll be good to get back out on the river.

 

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After a good nights sleep, I was awake early on Sunday morning.  I’m usually up around 04:15 for work and it’s a hard habit to break, but I did manage to doze off  and rolled out of bed around 06:00.

Although we moved our boat from Horning to our moorings at Brundall, when we spent a night on board due to the tide times through Yarmouth, we had been looking forward to this weekend with eager antic

Saturday 23rd November I felt much better when I woke on Saturday and the sausages that I couldn’t resist hadn’t caused any reactions overnight.  To say I was relieved was an understatement.  Deb

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16 minutes ago, SwanR said:

A well deserved break I’m sure. Have a lovely relaxing time afloat. 👍

Thanks Jean.  A short break this time, but hopefully next time, we’ll be able to have a few more days on board.

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10 hours ago, Mouldy said:

To get the thread back on track - just to say that we are taking a day off working on our bungalow to have a couple of nights on board Norfolk Lady.  Not sure yet where we will go tomorrow, but it’ll be good to get back out on the river.

 

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Taken from almost the same spot, but just before 07:00 this morning.    As can be seen from the frost on the walkway, it was a cold night, but what a joy to see a sunny, still, calm morning.  Not sure how long it will last (depends what weather forecast you believe), but we’re enjoying it all the same!!

 

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58 minutes ago, Mouldy said:

Not sure how long it will last (depends what weather forecast you believe), but we’re enjoying it all the same!!

I’m hoping at least another week if not more we are coming up on Saturday for 2 weeks will look out for you Susan

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6 hours ago, snunn said:

I’m hoping at least another week if not more we are coming up on Saturday for 2 weeks will look out for you Susan

I think next week is looking promising weather wise, so you could be in luck.  Sadly, we have to go home in the morning (there is still much to do in the bungalow), but we will be back soon.  There’s a lot of time to make up from missed breaks due to lockdown!!  
Enjoy your holiday.  Have a great time!!

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We had a leisurely chug to Pyes Mill.  Although a few clouds developed, it is a beautiful, if somewhat chilly day.  There are a few boats out, private and hire and even a couple from Herbert Woods that have strayed across Breydon!!  Here are a few more photos taken today.

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Lovely photos. I’ve been noticing that there is a real clarity to a lot of the photos I’m seeing on social media at the moment. Great visibility. Maybe it’s the icy chill that’s been blowing the pollution away. But there’s definitely something about the vibrant colours and clear air. I bet that was a lovely run down the Chet. 

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We arrived at Brundall yesterday evening after a much shorter journey from our bungalow than our previous home.  After a stop at the Co-Op for supplies, we were soon on board Norfolk Lady.  We had fish and chips from the Brundall chippy, which were very good, before settling down for a quiet evening.  The weather looked quite promising when I woke this morning, but it soon clouded over and it’s really quite chilly.  I suppose that expecting anything else for a Bank Holiday weekend would be a tall order.  Nevertheless, we had breakfast, showered and set off down the Yare at about 09:30.  Not quite sure where we’re heading for, but we’ll know when we arrive.

As the wife says ‘looks a bit dark over Will’s mothers.’

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Lovely photo. We arrived in Lowestoft this morning to a very heavy shower of rain and hail. Still feels so cold. 

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49 minutes ago, SwanR said:

We arrived in Lowestoft this morning to a very heavy shower of rain and hail. Still feels so cold. 

Hope you have a good weekend, Jean.

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Ynys Mon (Helen) mentioned in another thread that the weather in May could be unpredictable.  Given that it was a Bank Holiday, rain could safely have been predicted, but the mix of weather could definitely be classed as unpredictable.  Bright sunshine first thing, cloud, rain showers, hail, some sunny periods, breezy, but always unseasonably chilly.

We eventually arrived at Pyes Mill and was the only boat moored here for a while.  There have been a few comings and going’s throughout the afternoon, but overall there has been less river traffic than I thought there would be for a Bank Holiday weekend, although we did see Helen and Graham cruise by in Moonlight Shadow later in the afternoon.

This evening, at least, the weather has calmed down somewhat.  The breeze has dropped, the showers have passed and we have been treated to a sunset.  I fear tonight will be rather cold, but there is the prospect of a cooked breakfast to compensate in the morning.

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10 hours ago, SwanR said:

 . . . . . . . It certainly is a cold night. . . . . . . . . . .

And cold it was!!  I rolled out of my pit at around 05:15 to flick the heating on and hurried back to bed until about 06:00, by which time it was warm and cosy on board.  We were greeted by a beautiful, sunny morning, although the forecast is not promising.

As usual, Deb got dressed to take Harley for a walk and I pulled some clothes on to take some pictures, but not with my camera for a change.  Having bought my drones with me, I sent one up and captured a few shots.

Not sure what the plan is for today, other than a cooked breakfast, or whether we’ll stay on board for another night or go home this evening.  According to my weather app (Willy Weather - yes really!!) it will be raining tomorrow and there are things to do at home.

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We’re thinking along similar lines Malcolm. Make the most of today and then probably home in the morning. The forecast looks poor and if we don’t go before lunch we will have to make a decision as to how to fit the journey home around the snooker final! 😂

Have a great day. 😎

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37 minutes ago, SwanR said:

 . . . . . . . . . . . .The forecast looks poor and if we don’t go before lunch we will have to make a decision as to how to fit the journey home around the snooker final! 😂 . . . . . . . . .

Happy to miss the snooker final, I don’t want to miss the last episode of Line of Duty!!

40 minutes ago, SwanR said:

 . . . . .Have a great day. 😎

And you!! 😁

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With the weather forecast for tomorrow worsening (not only wet, but with strong winds too), the decision to head home today was made easier.  We both wanted a shower, but with no shore power for the immersion heater, we cast off at about 09:00 and headed back up the Chet.  It seemed stupid to run the engine whilst moored for hot water, so far better to heat it on the move.

The destination was to be Langley Dyke for a late breakfast/brunch.  There was certainly more river traffic than yesterday, but still less than I though there would be for a Bank Holiday weekend.  Deb had already been for a shower, but I thought I ought to wait until we’d moored up before I went for mine.  It wasn’t long before we were at the end of Langley Dyke, despite punching the falling tide on the Yare.  Initially, there didn’t appear to be any available spaces, but as we approached the BA moorings, someone in a Hampton 25 was leaving.  We moored up and I went to get showered before cooking breakfast.  We usually only have a cooked breakfast on the boat and it was our first one since December, which made it especially tasty.

I went out with a drone to take a few photos before we headed back to the yard.  With the boat cleaned up and necessary bits and pieces stowed in the car, we set off for our journey home.  All being well, we’ll be back in a couple of weeks, hope for an long weekend, to allow me to celebrate a milestone birthday afloat.

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