Monday, 22 April 2013

Upton to Horning via Ranworth

With a warm and sunny start to the day we were up and about early.  Simon and I had a look around at the facilities – toilets but no showers.  Simon found an old shower head which we pretended was an outdoor shower!

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After breks we all went for a stroll around the Eastwood Whelpton boatyard which was a hive of activity …

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Rebecca was being made ready for launching but we had plenty of time to walk to the River Bure, take photos and then get back to record the event …

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We finally left Upton about 10.30am …

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North Norfolk-20130422-00318After a wander around the shop and lunch aboard Mars, we waited for a chap from Richardsons to bring us out a new shower head and then it was time for a walk to the church.  It’s quite a few years since I climbed to the top of the tower and I really fancied doing it again.  We had a look around the church …

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We left Mike sitting in the church, Jamie and Phill took the dogs to the little cafe and Simon and I made our way up …

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The view is breath-taking and worth every huff and puff on the way up!

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The boys photographed us up the tower (although I can’t see us!) while they enjoyed a cuppa …

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2 comments:

Jo Anne said...

Another great day on the Broads :-)

Simon AmongTheReeds said...

Our two boats must have had the timing of a well acted farce! I thought it would have been imposible to have only spotted you once, on Saturday. We stayed on opposite sides of the Bure on Sunday. On Monday we were destined to cross eachother as I was going downstream and you up. But I had to meet someone from Richardsons at Ludham Bridge, we got there at 10:45, we must have missed eachother by minutes. LOL. You seem to be fitting a lot more in than usual, but the weather was lovely that week.