Norfolk Broads Cruise 2013: Day 3

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  An 8:30 am (!)  start,  in a moderate northerly under cloud, aimimg to voyage as far as we could go, tides timed  to assist. More good sailing in loose formation, down the Waveny, through the Reedham swing bridge again, and then into new water,  under the high road bridge into the long straight New Cut which cuts the corner between the Waveney and the Yare.

 In the Waveney the tide had slackened ---but at the end of the New Cut, we were meeting the current still flooding down the Yare--- so made an easy decision to avoid this, and instead head down-stream, towards Breydon Water.

catapults on the Yare

Above: smooth fast sailing down the Yare in the last of the ebb, the river widening.

Below: Looking towards the entrance to Breydon Water, and a suitable place for lunch--the famous Berney Arms, in the remote marshes.

        Above: Looking back up the Yare from the lunch table---how traditionally  Broads is that?

Below: Beating back up  with tide assistance and plenty of room to tack round the bends, for a fast passage

catamarans on the broads

Below: Drama in New Cut at the road bridge, returning with the tide higher and flooding---the masts had gone under successfully in the morning, but would they fit now?---the fleet waits and sends Chris to find out. Answer: No, they wouldn't, Chris' mast whanging on each beam as he went through. So the later boats canted the masts over and eased through (see Home Page for Justin in tense bridge action.)

catamarans sail the broads

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