AUTUMN CRUISE 2021

 Saturday 2nd October & Sunday 3rd October 2021

 

Cruise Leader: Colin Little (RC Sandpiper)

 

IT’S ON!

 

Subject only to something disastrous happening or the return of Covid-19 related restrictions there will be an Autumn Cruise this year. However having regard to a probable general reluctance of some potential Cruiseristas to hunkering down in a crowded pub for dinner the cruise leader is offering a more wholesome and hopefully virus-free excursion to Salhouse Broad via a luncheon raft-up at Malthouse (Ranworth) Broad.

 

This cruise is an opportunity for a club get-together without a requirement to log-in with contact details or pre-test under Covid-19 protocols. We shall however require details of all participants so that we can reserve bankside moorings at Salhouse, appreciating that some members may bring children and/or dogs that need some run around space and a feeling that we would like to offer this opportunity for those who have recently joined EACC to meet as many currently active members as possible, safely outside.

 

Participants may also like to take in a walk around the newly improved Hoveton Great Broad nature trail late morning on Sunday, if there are sufficient takers we will try to arrange a warden guided tour. Update 22 Sept:

Guided tour of Hoveton Great Broad at approx 10:30 arranged, our guide will be Elaine Green - Broads NNRs Reserve Warden. I have reserved 3 moorings on the HGB quay-heading (they only have 6) so that assuming there will be 14 or more people we shall have to cram everyone on three boats or ferry to and fro. Current boats intending to cruise is 7 but booking doesn’t close until next Monday. A donation of £2-3 per person is requested.

 

Members may join the cruise either:

  • At the EACC moorings not later than 11.00hrs on Saturday 2 October, or
  • On Malthouse Broad around lunchtime but not later than 14.30hrs on Saturday 2 October, there will be a raft-up somewhere obvious, or
  • At Salhouse Broad on Saturday afternoon/early evening where moorings will hopefully have been reserved on the quay-heading for the night. It is likely that there will be a modest charge levied by the Salhouse Estate for mooring, payable to the cruise leader on the day. Update 22 Sept: 
    Booking Salhouse moorings are provisionally made, I will pay in advance on my credit card when final numbers are known, we shall have to pay for no-shows not pre-cancelled. I have asked for the middle stretch where there is usually the best depth.
     

 

We are hoping that reserving a bankside mooring will, if the weather is helpful, enable members to mingle safely in the open-air and enjoy a picnic/bbq supper. The mooring fees per boat is usually £10 per night but I am hoping to obtain a club discount.

 

Please note that this event is of course open to all members and any who might wish to attend by car and enjoy a natter and/or a picnic supper are invited to join us for the evening at Salhouse Broad. You can walk down from the Salhouse car park with your food /drink and camping chair and find some space on your own or someone’s BBQ. We should be at Salhouse by 17.00 hrs. N.B. Salhouse Estate’s rule that no disposable BBQs are to be used on the site of the moorings.  BBQs must be on stands and not on the ground.

 

Please note that this is Self-catering event.

 

Members intending to join the cruise are invited to inform the cruise leader Colin Little by email not later than 27 September at colin.a.little@btinternet.com providing the following information:

 

Names of crew and a mobile phone number, name of boat and description (e.g. RC, Motor Launch or car) and proposed joining point and whether you are interested in embarking on a trip through the Hoveton nature trail?

 

We hope that decent weather prevails and that as many members as possible will attend.

 

Who's going? So far it's:

  1. Sandpiper - Colin & Frankie
  2. Bewitched - Colin & Liz
  3. Pippinjack - Paul & Jane
  4. Evergreen  David & Ruth
  5. Pinkers - Paul & Julie
  6. Ragdoll -  Ben & Martin
  7. Starshell - Paul & Ruth