NorfolkNog Posted December 14, 2008 Share Posted December 14, 2008 Looks like a while since anyone did a holiday tale, so Iâ€™ll start having a bash at one. If it gets boring though tell me and Iâ€™ll stop!!! After having such a good time out in December last year, we thought we would do it again. So Fair Regent 3 was duly booked from Faircraft Loynes. Thursday Came down on the train a day early to spend a day in Norwich. I wonâ€™t bore you with this unduly as itâ€™s not Broads related but visited the Fat Cat and the Kings Head. Both superb pubs, the latter being a keg free zone with 11 real ales on tap plus real cider. There are many other excellent pubs in Norwich, its now quite a Mecca for pubs, quite a turn around from the Watney era. Friday Caught an early train to Wroxham and arrived at FL just before nine. However we were told that Fair Regent was ready, so twenty minutes later the handover was complete. I must say that with one exception, all the FL staff are very friendly and helpful. We locked up and went up to Roys for a big shop up. Prices are very reasonable and a lot of local produce is stocked. We got so much stuff we struggled to carry it back to the boat. Then off back to the garden centre to buy a sack of corn so Mrs N could feed the ducks. Then we set off on a gentle chug down the river, stopping off at the Swan for refreshment. It was a thorny dilemma whether to go to the Christmas bash or to the Humpty Dumpty weekend. After much soul searching we opted for the HD open days, sorry Sue! We thought weâ€™d call in the Swan to see if there were any early arrivals. No sign so we had lunch washed down with a pint of (I think) Brains. Beer quality was quite good, not too cold and the sparklers appeared to have been removed for the winter. Good. However as the Swan is a Mitchells and Butlers outlet the choice of beer is a bit unimaginative. Great shame. Time for Mrs N to feed the locals with some corn and then cast off, en route for the overnight stop at Ludham Bridge. I wanted to visit the Dog, having been very impressed in the summer. There was a lot of activity going on at Horning, work well advanced on another bijou little waterside pad, new quay heading at the New Inn and the old Astonâ€™s fleet at the new Ferry Boatyard. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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