Brian batters the West but clears the air over Blakeney…

Anta reports of a refreshing outing after storm Brian had luckily skirted our Region.

“After the high winds we had a great row to the point and supercharged row back fuelled by Barrys chocolate biscuits!”

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Keep up the calories, folks.

 

 

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Boating on beautiful Barton Broad…

Alan reports on a glorious row in spectacular October weather on Barton Broad and further along the Ant:
“So eager were we that we set off ahead of scheduled departure time.  Thank goodness Ophelia’s effects were not evident on the River Ant.  We sheltered in and shared the river with three other vessels as well as many swans and herons.
Our rhythm and timings were such that we made Wayford Bridge Yacht Station for morning coffee and back long before midday.  Conversation only ceasing in the boat when the cox called for TEN FIRM!”
The photos tell the story:
Ready to launch…
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In the water…Tuesday-2.jpg
Coffee break already?…Tuesday-3.jpg
Onward…Tuesday-4.jpg
Different. Tend not to get too many sheep at Blakeney…Tuesday-5.jpg
Row, row, row the boat…Tuesday-8.jpg
Is that what they mean by ‘catch’?…Tuesday-9.jpg
Safely home again…Tuesday-10.jpg
So lucky with the weather!

Back in business at Barton…

Yes, it’s that time of the year (warm and sunny, in October??) and Hoi Larntan has taken up residence at Cox’s Yard in Barton Turf. This means we can pretty much guarantee getting on the water in daylight, any day, at a time convenient for most of us.

There are lovely waters to traverse and sights to see, Harriers and Kingfishers etc., with scenic creeks and easily accessed places to hole up for the vital coffee break.

Anta towed the boat to Barton and then coxed the “boys” (no names no pack drill) as they set off  for the first row of this season, up to the landing stage at the staithe by How Hill…IMG_0594.jpg

On the way, one of the typical, lovely sights we have come to expect on these (usually) tranquil waterways…IMG_0590.jpg

One skiff will stay available at Barton Broad through the Winter to about the end of February 2018.

The calendar is here on the web – use it to book your place for a great row.