Monday, 7 October 2013

A Day Boat and Sally

I was up bright and early this morning …

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Part of the deal with the cottage was the use of a day boat free for a whole day.  I’d popped into the office when walking Hamish and requested it for today and the boys collected it after doing a bit of shopping in Lathams …

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We’d filled our cool-bags with food for lunch and set off for Horsey …

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We walked over to the Shop and Tea Room and sat at one of their tables to enjoy coffee and toasted tea-cakes …

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After the obligatory photo of the Mill and an entertaining few minutes watching a couple trying to walk through a field of cows with their dog …

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(they had to turn around and come back by the way) We set off for a walk ourselves but not through the field!

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We left the mooring but not before we got nabbed and charged £3.  We blamed Simon because if he hadn’t decided he needed to visit the loos we’d have been gone before the chap arrived!!

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Just before we joined the main river we spotted a familiar sight – Sally.  We’d made arrangements last night to meet and have a sail on her so this was perfect timing. 

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We moored up and Jamie and Simon went on board Sally while Phill, Mike and I stayed on the day boat to take photos …

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We all moored at the end of the Pleasure Boat staithe for lunch …

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and then it was my turn to get a sail …

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After taking a few photos of me at the helm, Jamie, Phill and Mike had to motor on to get the day boat back to the yard by 5 o’clock.  Lisa cracked open a bottle of wine and Steve had a beer while we sailed gently back to Sally’s moorings.  What a lovely day!  After dinner, while Mike and I relaxed in the cottage, Jamie, Phill and Simon met up with Steve and Lisa at the Broads Haven Tavern for a drink or two!

2 comments:

Simon AmongTheReeds said...

So pleased we finally got to say Hi, and thanks for the advice, we had a great visit around Potter, and bought loads of stuff in Lathams. Just noticed that the Mars has been booked on your usual week, was that you. We booked the Mars on the 26th April, so we might be taking it over from you. Sounds like you had a great week in Waters Edge, shame about Thursday and Friday though!

sally-ann said...

We've got a boat booked from Herbert Woods for a change next April so will look out for you on Mars that week.