Sunday, 27 April 2014

Ranworth to Horning

We woke to a dry but overcast morning and enjoyed bacon and pancakes for breakfast.  As various boats began to move off I noticed a familiar one moored at the other end of the Staithe – Broadland Mars …

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We popped into the Granary for coffees before watching the Southern Comfort passing by, topping up with water and leaving our mooring …

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We’d decided on a stop at St Benet’s Abbey so the dogs could have a leg stretch and there were plenty of moorings …

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With the sun now shining we had a lovely walk …

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The last photo was taken as a re-creation of a picture I was convinced had been taken many years ago but with Mike in the centre.  I had a search when I got home and this was the original …

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Not a bad memory!  The door has lost the wood but that is hardly surprising as it is over thirty years since this photo was taken.

We left the moorings after lunch and made our way to Horning. 

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We were hoping for a spot near the electric hook-up but we had to take another spot until the one we wanted became free and we could move onto it.  While we waited we watched the Sunday racing …

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Then a boatload of pirates approached …

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We took the dogs for a walk and then returned to the Swan Inn for a drink.  Here we were entertained by some young people from Essex especially one young lady who Simon named Chardonnay!!  They have no idea how entertaining they were!!

Back to the boat and we had surprise visitors – Steve and Lisa from the River Cruiser Sally.  After a few glasses of wine and gossip they left and we tucked into roast chicken with all the trimmings – yummy sups!

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2 comments:

Simon AmongTheReeds said...

It's was us onboard the Mars at Ranworth, we never noticed you either. We did spot you at lunch time at St Bennet's. Phil spotted the boat and I gave a big wave, but everyone waves so you might not have known it was me.

sally-ann said...

We didn't realise it was you at Ranworth but did when you passed us at St Benet's.