The Watch House is in a beautifully isolated spot on the North bank of the Pit with a panorama of the coastline to the South from Sheringham through Cley, Blakeney, Morston, Stiffkey and on to Wells. Available for lease from the National Trust, the accommodation is basic with room to sleep and cook, sheltered from the elements. Unbeatable on a day like today.
1 Our ‘Famous Five’ go post Watch House camp brunch calorie burning…
2 John Seymour enjoying a sail in his Streaker nearly catches a CRAB-full…
3 ‘Camping’ at the Watch House…
4 Sorting Rowers from Cruisers for the trip back…
Tom the Photo again – thanks.
If you haven’t already seen and heard it go to:
for a real treat. Great photos and wonderful music, compiled by event organiser Adrian Hodge, to celebrate a thoroughly enjoyable week on the Broads .
Adrian – you are a star!
Next up – Jonathan in his element at the Morston regatta:
Bluejacket in pursuit:
The team at Bayfield:
Then our trip to Wells(-next-the-Sea) where we were joined by Paula, Peter and others from Team Guella who have two St Ayles skiff kits ready to start building.
Many thanks to Andrea for the photos and Barrie for towing one of the boats back.
The sun shone…
That’s the Broads for you…
Chasing Adrian’s 1902 Thames skiff – Cherub
A huge thank you to Adrian Hodge for masterminding the whole operation.
Big tides this week and the Carnser at Blakeney disappears under water. The area between the dinghy masts and the moored boats is where we usually park Hoi Larntan and Bluejacket! You can just see HL now behind the coloured Topper sail where she was moved to safety.
Hope to have photos of the Broads Tour soon. Today they should be ending up at Neatishead (The White Horse) for the 2014 Tour dinner.
They will have had plenty of sunshine but I dare say some rain showers too. Ah, well, it is Summer.
Teaching the next two generations to row:
Hoi Larntan comes home with an escort – or were they racing?
Words and pics from Tom.
Steve Soanes was out following the progress of the Morston Regatta and caught our skiffers in action:
Off they go…
The chase is on…
Shouldn’t the oars be in the water?…
Many thanks to Steve for these.
All ready to admire Bluejacket at Bayfield Hall this afternoon – the sun is going to shine, so see you there?
Ably run by John Seymour and the men and women of Blakeney Sailing Club, Morston Regatta 2014 (not to be confused with Glasgow 2014) provided lots of fun and fierce competition on Sunday.
Maybe a little less wind than the sailors might have wished for, but ideal for rowing. All started, lined up in sequence, from the traditional point, noses into the mud (Le Mans style), on the west side of the Cut by Cooke’s marker post.
The rowing was won by a flying Jonathan Freegard in his single scull, hotly pursued by Bluejacket and then Hoi Larntan. Yes, look closely – that’s them in the distance below:
Good news from Kings Lynn they have the first planks glued up on their building frame and all progressing well. Steve in the West Country tells me the Bristol group have completed their build and now starting painting, with a view to an official launch in early September.
Watch out the rest of the world, the English skiffs are coming!