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Saturday 6 October 2012

Wroxham and Woo-baz-wick

We went into the Broads 'capital' today, Wroxham, and took a trip on a river boat out along the River Bure  to Wroxham Broad and Salford Salhouse broad.  We were blessed with a beautiful autumn day, wall to wall sunshine.  Not a narrowboat in sight, this is the land waters of the plastic cruiser.  Apparently in its hey day, the 60's, there were over 4000 hire boats to be had on these waters and now that figure is down to circa 850.

 Leaving Wroxham
 Ah, what's this emerging from a private boathouse?
 It is White Moth, a gaff rigged wherry yacht built in Wroxham nearly 100 years ago. 
 Sailing on Wroxham broad
 There is White Moth all 59 feet of her and looking very regal as she takes sail on Wroxham Broad
 An older waterside residence...this is rented out if you fancy it
 The latest style for riverside living in Wroxham and costing a pretty penny or million..
After our river trip we headed off to Woodbastwick (woo-bas-wick) to visit  my very favourite brewery, Woodforde's.
 Woodforde's brewery shop
 A Woodforde's pub next to the brewery, the Fur and Feather Inn where we enjoyed for lunch

Bamboozled by choice...which one, which one?


  1. My choice as a Norfolk/Suffolk borders man, Mardler's is a damn good beer, but is narrowly beaten by Wherry, I'll drink a pint or 3 any night, but both have got to go some to beat a good pint of Adnams Broadside!

    Beardy Chas
    (Friend of G&J on NB Contented Souls)

  2. Wroxham / Coltishall - its where I learned to sail!

  3. What do you mean 'which one?' - all of them!!
    Kath (nb Herbie)

  4. Would that be Salhouse rather than Salford?

  5. I was in that hotel by Wroxham bridge last week, but they didn't have Woodfords on, but they did have a rememberance beer called Poppy


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