Southern Rivers Cruise 2017
Friday (evening) 11th August to Saturday 19th August
If the thought of cruising the relatively quiet and open waters of the
Southern Rivers and Broads, in company, perhaps en route to Oulton Regatta, appeals, and you are free for some or all of the time, then this
annual cruise to the southern rivers is a must.
Cruise Leader: Jimmy James (Bishy Barney Bee)
Itinerary Second Draft!
Friday 11 August
Leave Acle about 4.0pm through Yarmouth for LW at 7.40pm across Breydon and overnight on Berney Arms moorings. Eat on board.
Saturday 12 August
Leave Berney at 7.0am (if you want to catch the tide), sail to Brundall. Overnight Brundall moorings (access to showers toilets etc by kind permission of boatyard) – Group meal in East Hills café/bistro, or Yare PH (TBC).
Sunday 13 August
Off up to Norwich today, to New Mills Yard, Ribs of Beef etc. Overnight on Trowse meadow. BBQ if you wish, or meal at White Horse PH. (Access to showers and toilets at Ski Club by kind permission of Ski Club for donation to charity).
Monday 14 August
Relaxing Day today, short cruise to Rockland, if you want to catch the tide leave am. Chance for a walk around Strumpshaw Fen. Evening meal in Rockland New Inn.
Tuesday 15 August
Leave Rockland am aim to be at Hardley cross for about 12 mid-day, so you can catch the flood tide up to Loddon. BBQ again, or cook on board. Showers are available at the public moorings (access via tokens).
Wednesday 16 August
You can have a little lie in today, but try to be at Reedham by about 12.30pm, down the New Cut (or the long way round if the wind is good), catching the flood tide up to Waveney River Centre. Group meal in the pub. Showers with moorings.
Thursday 17 August
Off up to Geldeston, not the locks though this year! We are off up to the village. Mooring on dyke just outside Rowan Craft marina. Group meal at Wherry Inn. (Access to showers and toilets by kind permission of Rowan Craft).
Friday 18 August
Back downstream today to Somerleyton. Overnight on 24hr moorings. Group meal in Dukes Head PH.
Saturday 19 August
Nice lie-in then it is back off across Breydon and through Yarmouth, LW 3.0pm at yacht station, so not much flood before 5.0pm. Overnight can be arranged, but Stokesby, Acle or even Upton all look doable. Eat on board.
Or for those staying ‘South’ GWYC invite EACC to join them for a set group meal at Dukes Head PH at 7.30pm (£11 per head Bangers and Mash or Fish and Chips – it is worth it I have been there on previous year!)
Drop Jimmy a line if you are intending to take part