Monday, 18 May 2009

A waiting game.

This is now the second day I've spent at home trying to sort out the aftermath of our burglary (Rog and I are taking it in turns!) Things are progressing but I just don't feel I can settle to anything. Today its the glazier I'm waiting for, I know he will definitely be here sometime this afternoon but I don't know when.

So to while away the time I'm going to post some of our huge collection of Norfolk Broads photographs. This is one that epitomises the wide open spaces feel of Norfolk that we love so much.

We've been on two Broads boating holidays (a hired cabin cruiser, not a yacht, we're not "real" sailors). While they were immensely enjoyable they were also extremely hard work in some respects, especially the first one when we were still "learning the ropes". It's the little things that catch you out, like not knowing which direction to moor up in vis a vis the tide.....doing it wrong was a hair raising experience and we are eternally grateful to the big, muscular pair of men that came to our assistance!

Our boat - the Silver Myth. She was magnificent, extremely spacious and very well appointed.

Blimey, I've been in small terraced houses with almost less space!

Breakfast time, chaps! This cheeky bird was tapping furiously at the window to gain our attention and the others were swimming across to us as if their lives depended on it.

It was rather obvious they'd done this before...

The beauty of the Broads on a misty morning.

The atmosphere of the Broads is really hard to describe to anyone who hasn't been there. For a landscape that is essentially man made there is a very ancient feel to it.

This was not far from How Hill, probably one of our favourite parts of the Broads, on the lovely winding River Ant.

View from How Hill.

I love these old Norfolk windmills. When I was a child I had a fantasy about living in one but must admit that as an adult living in something circular has sort of lost its appeal!

Don't you go down in the woods tonight! When we were moored up at the beautiful How Hill we thought, it's a lovely warm evening, lets go for a stroll in the woods...

Not a good idea so soon after having watched Blair Witch Project. A twig cracked when we were only a short way into the woods and we were back in that boat likes streaks of greased lightning.

Gunnera - I'm not exactly sure where we saw these, I think it might have been in FairhavenWoodland and Water Garden. I don't know why but Rog finds it amusing that I find gunnera amusing. Well, don't you think something that looks like a giant rhubarb has an a bit of a giggle factor?!

Hmmm, well, I started this at 2.00 p.m. and it's now 2.50 p.m. He said "just after lunch" so I'm wondering, do I call or what? Perhaps I'll just go and do the washing up and then he might arrive...


  1. so sorry about your burgalry, lovely pictures

  2. Hi lej! Thanks for the good wishes and glad you like the pictures, too - Norfolk is very photogenic!

    And we're finally getting back to normal, thank goodness - the glazier arrived minutes after I'd posted this, great timing there and he did a brilliant job, too.

  3. I've never been to Norfolk but those photos are tempting me! glad you are getting things sorted out

  4. Hi Ami and thanks!

    Glad you like the photos, Norfolk is a truly beautiful place. Wells and the surrounding area is in close competition with Whitby for being our "spiritual home"!

  5. I've never been to the broads either, but they look stunning. Those ducks are sooo cheeky - funny how they adapt so quickly!

  6. Hey, Sorry to hear about your burglary, (I'm a bit behind on blog reading) But glad to hear things are going well with getting back to normal!

    Love those cheeky ducks! Heehe, what a minx.

    Love xXx

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  8. (Can't believe I just put that many typos in a post, was so embarrassed I've had to delete it, lol!)

    Hi Beady and Kitty and thanks, we are feeling so much better than this time last week.

    Those little chaps are certainly cheeky, it was so amusing the way they tapped on the window when we weren't quick enough with the grub!