Adamanda's Sailing on the Norfolk Broads

At the end of October '04, we accompanied Alan & Vicky (veterans of the Menorca trips of April and August 2002) on a sailing holiday on the Norfolk Broads.

We hadn't been on a boat since Menorca, but they'd been loads of times, having all the RYA arm-badges up to and including "God of the Seas". Consequently there wasn't much argument about rank - I was Roger The Cabin Boy.

Despite the risk of dodgy weather, it hardly rained, and wasn't too cold - though it could've done with being windier, and often the wind was going the wrong way, so there was a lot zig-zagging, and being overtaken by motorboats, and pulling ropes, and being shouted at by the cap'n :-)

We didn't know what to expect from the holiday, but it was great. Probably the worst aspect for me was having the jingle from the 1970s "Hoseasons" commercial running on a continuous loop in my head.


The flag of McFrame
w w w w w w
 
A busy mooring
A busy mooring ...
A deserted mooring
... and a deserted one, anchored to the bank by grappling hooks

Just find a riverside pub and stop for the night.
Having a bit of a nap
Having a bit of a nap
A sunny broad
A sunny broad
 
Vicky distracts cygnets from Alan's tasty fingers
Vicky distracts cygnets from Alan's tasty fingers
Adam trying to remember whether the bunny goes through the hole before he goes around the tree
Adam trying to remember whether the bunny goes through the hole before he goes around the tree
Vicky, after a long afternoon saying 'Yarrrrrr'
Vicky, after a long afternoon saying 'Yarrrrrr'
It _shouldn't_ be possible to get lost on the Broads
It shouldn't be possible to get lost on the Broads
 
Too close to focus on :-)
Too close to focus on :-)
Making swans sit up and beg
Making swans sit up and beg
An odd-looking ducky
An odd-looking ducky
 
Not a real lighthouse
Not a real lighthouse




Going a bit mouldy
Going a bit mouldy ...
About to collapse into the river
... and about to collapse into the river
A lot of water
There were some bridges we couldn't get under - even with the mast down ;-)