Dawn on the River Ant
The Dilham Canal – see Creeksailor Tony Smith’s weblog
I remember going up the Dilham canal in my kids’ little Mouseboat years ago – it’s well worth the trip to find a lost part of The Norfolk Broads.
And while I’m at it… photographer Lord Paul is the man who is everywhere on The Broads. If you don’t already known the network of rivers, staithes, lakes and peat workings, his collection of YouTube videos certainly provide a taste of what you’ll find.
A promotional video about holidays on the Norfolk Broads made in 1948. Holidaymakers were allowed 100 miles-worth of fuel for engines but otherwise had to rely on the wind. which ‘still blows from all quarters, uncontrolled and free of tax’.
My thanks to BroadlandMemories on Twitter for the tip!
Photos by Alan Davies of the Museum of the Broads
Here’s another suggestion in a series of posts about last-minute Christmas gifts… These entertaining shots are included in this year’s Museum of the Broads calendar – I gather they’re just a £5 if you contact the museum.
Prepare to be impressed – this sail is huge! There’s no dividing the sail plan in to pennyweight pieces for easy management where these Norfolk wherries are concerned.
The Wherry Yacht Charter Charitable Trust has these remarkable boats available for charter.
This mouth-watering photo taken at sunrise on Surlingham Broad in Norfolk by amateur photographer Fraser Johnston has won the UK National Parks‘ Actively Yours photography competition sponsored by sportswear manufacturer Merrell.
The photo was chosen from a field of 334 entries by judges including adventurer and TV presenter Ben Fogle.
The judges were asked to look for people being active in one of the 15 National Parks. Mr Johnston’s prize takes the form of footwear from the company’s spring and summer 2013 range.
Mr Fogle described the photo as breathtakingly beautiful and said that like the National Parks, canoeing is accessible to everyone.
This is number 5 in a series by Hunters Yard about sailing their boats – but there’s lots of good stuff here for the rest of us!
To see the full set, click here and start at the bottom of the page.
I’d like to introduce you to AdnamsGirl’s Flickr photo stream of historic photos of The Broads, if you don’t already know it.
AdnamsGirl also has a smashing Twitter account to follow at twitter.com/norfolkmemories - it makes me smile most mornings, and runs the wonderful Broadland Memories archive.