This photo has quite a tale to it. Back in 1953 Mike had his first holiday on the Broads with his parents on a yacht called Orinoco and the story goes that his dad attempted to leave his mooring at Potter Heigham in full sail and forgetting to release the rope from the stake. It has been at this angle ever since and the boys wanted to have their photo taken trying to straighten it!
Saturday, 20 October 1984
Two Broads holidays in one year! For the October half-term we chose a cruiser called Compass Maid 1 from Horning. We didn't have the best of weather this time and many of the photos were not good due to the rain so I had to discard them. However there are quite a few to give the flavour of the holiday.
Saturday, 14 April 1984
We spent another Easter holiday on the Broads and this time we'd chosen the houseboat which was in front of Respite and overlooked the River Bure. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of it and it appears to be illegible on the photos. The boys were well into BMX racing by now and so the bikes came with us on holiday.