Saturday, 30 May 2015

Three river race on the Norfolk Broads

Went out for some free fun today.  We heard about an annual race of traditional sail boats on the Broads and decided to go and watch the fun of the boats shooting under the low stone bridges. I first heard of this many years ago when I first read Arthur Ransom's Coot Club! Apart from paying for car parking it was free to sit on the river bank and enjoy the fun.

We are buying a boat soon, a Drascombe lugger, that has a similar but much smaller rig. But we will not be trying to "shoot" at high speed under the bridges - these people drop the sails and mast about 50 feet from the stone bridges as the prizes go to the fastest round!! 
We wandered across Norfolk there and back via the B roads so we could get to know more of the small towns and villages plus visit the coast on the way home for a lung full of sea air and a paddle!
Beautiful evening and was still 16C at 6.30pm
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2 comments:

  1. Lucky it was such a warm sunny day, with the breeze to help the sails.

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  2. I'm just about to google drascombe lugger as you're speaking a foreign language :0)

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