Friday, 9 October 2009

Leaving Norfolk

We woke to another lovely morning and by 8am we had emptied the boat of all our stuff.

We just had to return the lifejackets and wait for the chap to come and check how much fuel we'd used - we got a refund of £62 from the £100 deposit everyone has to pay! I went off for a wander around the boatyard as Jamie had texted me the names of a few boats he was interested in hiring next year. I could only find one of them and it looked quite nice but the galley was very small. I'm sure we'll find something though and I think we'll be back in May.

After saying our goodbyes to a few friends we'd made from the Norfolk Broads Forum we headed off to Potter Heigham for breakfast. Since holidaying with the boys it has become a regular thing to end the week with breakfast at the cafe by the bridge. I bought a lovely little book about the history of the Thurne bungalows ...

Apparently the first bungalow was built about 1892 and by the early 1900's there were several houseboats and bungalows along the riverside and all used for family holidays on the Broads. After breks we took a last walk up to the 'railway bridge' and could see that America was still moored. We'll never know if they managed to get her through for the hire booking tomorrow.

So it was back to the RV and the start of the trek to Hampshire, passing over Wroxham bridge for the last time ...

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