mbird Posted August 11, 2014 Share Posted August 11, 2014 Well, that's it for another year and our holiday (and tans) are starting to seem like a distant memory already! We had no real plans other than to head down the east coast and see where we ended up. We had Burnham and Chatham on our list of places we'd like to visit, but no definite dates or bookings. Starting our break a day early, we locked out of the Norfolk Broads and to spend the first night in RNSYC at Lowestoft. Since Lou was still at work. Col was short of a crew to help with the lock, and so Luke kindly agreed to help him out, but Sue had managed to alter her shifts so Secret Lady was up to full compliment! Lowestoft - Titchmarsh (45 Nm) Saturday morning the weather was good, and forecast even better for the forseeable, so of we went to Titchmarsh. It's a nice marina and the trip down was lovely. Both boats running well in calm seas and a great way to start the break. We decided on a couple of days here, as Lou's parents were joining us for the day on Sunday, so Saturday afternoon was spent just relaxing in the sun. (and eating peanuts!) (and having the odd glass of something refreshing!) Titchmarsh - Brightlingsea (26 Nm) Another nice place is Brightlingsea, only a short hop around Walton and into the Blackwater estuary. We only spent one night here and the visitor pontoon has no water or electric. It was pretty busy, so we ended up rafted against a couple of old fishing smacks. We were treated to a lovely sunset! Roast chicken a la Secret Lady was the evening meal. It took a while in the oven but was worth waiting for, as you can tell by all the special little faces! One thing I forgot to do was power down the radar properly upon our arrival, as I assumed turning of the plotter would do so. Apparently I was wrong! Good job I carry jump leads, as it also seems the link switch isn't reliable either Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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