The Wherryman’s Web

The Wherryman's Web

Mark Harvey has pointed out this great weblog about The Norfolk Broads by Steve Silk, the author of a guide to the Wherryman’s Way long distance footpath.

It’s not exclusively a boating weblog, but it is about a favourite sailing area, and it is beautifully done. Try these posts for a sample: Thurne Dyke: Albion by accident; Burgh St Peter: a new ferry for the Burgh Bulge; Bixley: the unloved St Wandregesilius.

Thanks Mark!

Wherry Albion dismasted!

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Norfolk Broads wherry Albion dismasted during the Breydon Wherry Race of 1952

This photo taken by John Hopthrow comes with permission from the Broadland Memories website – and this page in particular, which includes a scene from the beginning of the Breydon Wherry Race of 1952, and another in which Dragon and Hathor run aground while Albion overtakes. It seems that Albion’s luck didn’t hold out on this occasion…

The page also includes a shot of the ‘new’ Barton Turf sign erected around the same time, which I’m glad to say was still there when I last saw it. If you’ve got a soft spot for the Broads, as we have, you’ll love this site.