Sign spotted at a Stalham boatyard
Boat sheds at Hickling, including the Whispering Reeds boatyard
Following Chris P’s Rowing for Pleasure post, by coincidence I have also been making a little study of Broadland’s boat sheds and boat houses. They seem to me to have almost as much character as the people of the area and, when open, their doorways often offer coy glimpses of something wonderful inside.
Most of my Norfolk Broads shed photos from the past week were snapped under a typical leaden East Coast sky – but I hope they’re entertaining nevertheless.
Boat sheds and boat houses on the River Thurne
Still more boat sheds and boat houses on the Thurne
Two further boat houses on the Thurne
An impressive home and boathouse at Irstead on the River Ant
Finally, I thought I should add a few more photos of some unusual features that can be seen from Broadland’s rivers. One of the themes of the Broads is the circular structure – many local churches have them, there are many round windmills and they are reflected in at least some other structures.
‘Dutch Tutch’ house on the Thurne, a summer house on the Thurne, and a typical Broadland windmill
Finally, here’s a real landmark of a shed sited by the river on the way to Hickling. It’s used by eel fishermen working with nets, and is equipped with a large illuminated sign used to warn shipping when the nets are set.
Eel-netter’s shed, near Hickling Broad