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grendel

Grendels Deferred May Broads Holiday

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26 minutes ago, vanessan said:

Local colour! :default_norty:

Depends if he still has that bright red t shirt on!

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8 minutes ago, JanetAnne said:

Depends if he still has that bright red t shirt on!

no, i had a clean one on.

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No-one really mentions Bridge Broad. Is it one way in and out or does it come out further on? Any moorings or just mud weighting? 

Enjoy your evening. Been cloudy all day at Lowestoft until late afternoon when the sun came out and the temperature picked up. 

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there are two entrances, one just past the railway bridge, the second round the corner (you should try it if you get under wroxham bridge) its as quick as going on the river, but if once you get in you follow it round to the left there are some nice hidden coves where you can mudweight (there is also a liveaboard permenantly moored behind the yellow marker bouys which delineate off a section of wooden rails that section off part of the broad that has overhead power cables

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Bridge broad is fabulous. Never mud weighted there but have frequently turned the engine off and just drifted across for an hour or so. Well worth a visit with lots to see both beneath you and around you.

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I must admit I've tended to use it as an enjoyable way of varying the route and just motored in one entrance and straight out the other. Having read this now though I shall take much more notice in future and stop for longer. 

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One of the most prolific places that I have seen Kingfishers, especially alomg entry and exit.

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13 hours ago, grendel said:

the wild mooring isnt on the island, its on the land opposite.

If you ever have the chance, visit the Ludham Open Gardens event, which is held every 2 years (Cov-19 notwithstanding). You would see that many of the houses down Staithe Rd have extensive gardens, which back onto Womack, When you are moored on the parish staithe, you have no idea that you are looking at these, many of which have little landing stages and/or boat docks, often half-concealed by the undergrowth. 

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well i departed Bridge broad at 8 am, i am now sitting at coltishall locks, the only one here, there were 6 boats at coltishall common, a short days cruising for me today. I anticipate a quiet day just relaxing here.

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Always worth a stroll up to Farm to Fork and Fish from there. Always seem to end up buying more than I realised I needed.

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A very pleasant walk, on either side of the river, up to the Recruiting Sergeant.

 

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And a good one too, although we usually moor up next to the slipway

Griff

 

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i wanted the quiet end, up near the slipway its full of paddle boarders and canoists

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5 minutes ago, grendel said:

i wanted the quiet end, up near the slipway its full of paddle boarders and canoists

Lovely day for paddleboarders and canoeists, probably a bit more sheltered up there though than it is down south! 

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a lot of this is to do with the ablutions aboard jayne, to use the toilet or shower one must exit the boat cabin and re-enter the ablutions via the well deck, thus if I want a shower, i would rather the canopy is pointing away from other moored boats, as it gives additional privacy.

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31 minutes ago, Vaughan said:

A very pleasant walk, on either side of the river, up to the Recruiting Sergeant.

 

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1 hour ago, EastCoastIPA said:

Always worth a stroll up to Farm to Fork and Fish from there. Always seem to end up buying more than I realised I needed.

yes I see what you mean, i got a nice steak for my evening meal, a couple of pasties for lunch and a bag of mince, and came away £16 poorer

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when i was at the mill there was a group of kids on inflatable rings, they were riding the flume down into the river,  it looked like they were having a whale of a time.

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very nice pasties too, I had the pulled pork and cheese melt and the bacon turnover, yum.

2 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

I wanted the quiet end

Pardon?

Griff

shush

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the pulled pork and cheese melt and the bacon turnover from the butchers were delicious

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i ended up asking a local and crossing over the mill race and up the road.

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One of my favourite moorings. I always think those cramming in at the Common don't know the Lock moorings exist.

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