john b. Posted October 10, 2010 Share Posted October 10, 2010 Its taken a while but here is my first attempt to write my Holiday tales. 18-25th September After a 5 hour journey from sunny Bolton with a stop for breakfast just before Sutton Bridge on the A17 we finally arrived at Richardsons yard. It was 10.00 and the yard was an hive of activity, we walked around and spotted Gold Gem 1 the boat we had booked for the week.Initial impressions were that we had chose well and there would be ample room for two anglers and a twitcher (Bird Watcher) aboard for the week.Because of the time and not wanting to announce our arrival on an already very busy reception we decided to do some shopping, so the next stop would be Tesco.(The last time I was in Stalham the market was on this site I think) Anyway 30minutes later we were done. Why does it take me 4 hours when I am with the missus? We then went for a walk up the High Street and visited the Farmers market which was held in the village hall. In hindsight we should have gone to the market first as there was some lovely produce on show but unfortunately we had already purchased inferior quality products from the Supermarket so came away empty handed. A visit to the tackle shop for bait and a few bits and bobs and our shopping was done. We then decided to go for a drink in the local, of the two we picked the wrong one and went to the Grebe. We got chatting to a very nice chap who owned a boat which he moored on Womack Water, we asked about pubs with Sky who would be showing football for the Sunday match Man Utd V Liverpool. He recommended the Kings Arms at Ludham and said he would be at the K.A himself for the match, so we said we may see him there and bid him farewell and went back to the boatyard. It was now 2.30pm so we went to reception and booked in, we were made very welcome by the staff and everything was sorted in 5 minutes.We were told we could go to the boat and pack our things away and that someone would come to give us our tuition. At 4.30pm a very pleasant chap came aboard and asked if we had hired a boat previously, yes I replied "Well you know what to do then" he said. He went through the controls and then the engine checks asked if we had any questions, told us where to pick up the dinghy and we could be on our way. So with the dinghy tied on the back, off we went on our weeks holiday aboard Gold Gem 1. If your not all asleep then I will carry on. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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