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Easter On the Broads 2019 Day 4

Our final day at Barton Turf Adventure Centre began slightly cloudier and many, apart from some who left the previous day, were readying themselves for the return journey home. On quizzing folk to see who was up for a paddle it transpired that just Nick and I still wanted more! We decided to take a trip up the lower section of the Walsham and Dilham Canal up to Honing Lock. This is one we have done many times before but there are changes going on up there and we like to keep an eye on developments. We made our way to the put in and prepared for the off whilst Angelica took a picture of us both that you can see on Nick's page. We stopped for a leg stretch and coffee at Wayford Bridge. Whilst

Easter 2019 On the Broads Day 3 A new section of the Walsham and Dilam Canal.

Day 3 and once again I was up early for a short paddle before the main event. It was even colder than the previous morning and once again it was misty. This time instead of heading out onto the broad I took a left turn and paddled into the mist. The sun began to rise behind these trees picking them out in silhouette. Rounding a bend I saw this house and windmill in a different light. I have seen it plenty of times in full daylight but like this it looks timeless. A swan glided through the mist and I found myself in a land of many spider webs. They were easy to pick out in the damp air. The sun continued to rise and by the time I was nearing Barton Turf again the water was mirror like and per

Easter on the Norfolk Broads Day 2.

A long day paddle! On Saturday morning I still felt like getting on the water early in the hope of seeing an otter but it wasn't to be. It felt cool and there was a mist on the water. I only took a short trip as I knew we were in for a long day. Nick had planned a paddle from Wroxham to Barton Turf via Horning and Ludham. We parked at Roy's Long stay car park after unloading boats in the short stay park near the put in. The long stay car park has recently had a new restriction added in that it closes at 5pm. This was to prove tricky later. At least the put in is a good one. On the water it was sunny but there was a breeze to assist with cooling. We made our way past some interesting building

Easter 2019 on the Norfolk Broads Day 1

Hello Folks This will be the first of 4 bloggs about my Easter weekend on the Norfolk broads organised by my good friend Nick Dennis of the OCA and hosted by Barton Turf Adventure Centre. The full moon was shining brightly so I awoke early on Friday morning at 5.50 am With a fabulous weather forecast on the cards I decided it would do no harm to arrive in Norfolk early so I got up. Most of my kit was packed I just had sandwiches to make and Canoe and paddles to collect from the workshop. Having left early, I arrived at Barton Turf Adventure Centre at around 10.15am. This was to be our base for the weekend and I soon had my tent set up and was ready for a paddle. I took Peterborough No 1 to t

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