Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Norfolk Broads Holiday

Last week we managed to grab a few days away on one of our own hire boats.  We chose Royall Oak as this is our favourite boat.  The weather was scorching and couldn’t be better. This was Raven’s first holiday afloat as Tillie is an old ‘sea dog’ already!  I hope you like the pictures.

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                 Royall Oak moored at Coltishall                                 Raven cooling off in the long grass

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                    Another boat of our fleet Royall Commander 2                      Approaching Horning

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            Tillie & Raven looking out over Ludham marshes                                   Nigel sailing is gun punt ‘Shoveler’

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A couple of examples of Norfolk drainage mills

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                                    Approaching Barton Broad                                          Nigel relaxing at Barton Staithe

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                           Exploring narrower waterways in Shoveler                              Hunsett Mill on the River Ant

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               A boat ‘shooting’ the very low Potter Heigham Bridge                                Tillie & Raven in Shoveler

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                                  Raven hoping to enjoy a pub lunch                              The Pleasure Boat Inn garden at Hickling

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                                             Aboard Shoveler again                   Overlooking Herbert Woods Boatyard Potter Heigham at sunset

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                                           The Norfolk Wherry ‘Albion’                                    Walking near South Walsham marshes

For a more detailed write up, Nigel has blogged about our holiday from the perspective of his boat ‘Shoveler’ over on the Royalls Boatyard Blog


  1. Lovely post about the Broads, will make sure we post the story on our blog

  2. It looks so lovely where you are. I recognised some of the names from the Swallows & Amazons books I read as a child:-)
    Thanks for sharing.


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