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December Cruise in the Snow with Swancraft!


NorfolkNog

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Before Christmas we had a fantastic ten days on the Broads which is always magical at this time of year. We had the rivers to ourselves, apart from a couple of private boats the rivers were deserted. Fantastic. The icing on the cake though was the snow which came down on the Thursday night. The Broads landscape is always magical but with the snow added the scenery was breathtaking. Just wish I had some photographic skills to take advantage of it all!

Had a trip to the Humpty Dumpty Open day which was very enjoyable.

We were lucky enough to be out on Swancraft’s latest addition to the fleet, Swan Radiance. Built on the Alpha 35 foot hull, this is a luxury craft for two. Fitted out to Swancraft’s high quality standards the boat features a large sprung berth, whirlpool bath, optional pull out berth in the saloon, microwave, vacuum cleaner, flatscreen TV with freeview and energy frugal LCD lighting which is a real bonus in winter. The boat was warm and cosy, no draughts and superb Mikuni warm ait heating system that kept us warm all the holiday. Hydraulic steering, bow thrusters and a thrifty Beta to shaft made the boat a delight to handle. We chose our route carefully to avoid the ice which affected many of the dykes and slower flowing rivers.

All in all a fantastic experience, back for more in February, can’t wait!

cheersbar

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Guest DAYTONA-BILL

Hi Howard, fantastic picture of Reedham in the snow :clap:clap:clap . You can see it`s not very thick, but the best pictures of winter are always (only IMHO) where the snow is`nt very thick, otherwise everything would be a white blanket :lol: . I`ve always had a desire to holiday on a boat over the Christmas period, but with the weather we`ve had over the last 2 winters, it looks like an ice breaker would be more appropriate :lol: . Glad to hear you had a really good time. Regards ................. Neil.

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