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January 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to this month's new format newsletter, happy to be viewed on any device. Hands up, those who are sad to see 2020 consigned to the annals of history. Anyone? Thought not! You don't need me to tell you there's light at the end of the tunnel. There's going to be pent-up demand for holidays in the UK until the vaccine is administered to enough people to make breaks abroad feasible again. So with this in mind, I'm highlighting some holidays available over the Easter, Early May and Spring Bank holidays, by which time, lockdowns should have been consigned to history. The following are just a selection of what's available.
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Gold Gem

Gold Gem - 6 berths
From Stalham
 3 nights
2nd April

£472

Fair Sovereign

Fair Sovereign - 6 berths
From Wroxham
 3 nights
2nd April

£995

Broom Captain

Broom Captain - 4 berths
From Brundall
 4 nights 
6th April 

£775

Commander

Commander - 8 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights
6th April

£1399

Contessa

Contessa - 6 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights
4th May

£363

Broadland Galaxy

Broadland Galaxy - 6 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights
4th May

£523

Blue Horizon

Blue Horizon - 7 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights 
1st May

£748

Broads Harmony

Broads Harmony - 7 berths
From Stalham
 7 nights 
1st May

£1162

Swiftway

Swiftway- 6 berths
From Horning
 4 nights 
31st May

£987

Moon Discovery

Moon Discovery - 6 berths
From Stalham
 4 nights 
31st May

£1484

Broads Suncharm

Broads Suncharm - 5 berths
From Stalham
7 nights
29th May 

£1162

Fair Crusader

Fair Crusader - 6 berths
From Wroxham
 7 nights
29th May 

£2295

Prices shown are the accommodation charges taken from the Hoseasons reservation system, and do not include damage waiver, fuel deposit or personal insurance. Prices are correct at the time of writing but remain subject to change. Full terms and conditions available on the Hoseasons website

Easter, Early May & Spring Bank Availability

Bookings are motoring ahead for the first three public holidays of the year - Easter, Early May and Spring Bank. So rather than search for a boat type first, use the new Bank Holiday search tool instead. Select a public holiday, how many people in your party and for how many nights you want to be away to list what's still available by date instead.

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Norfolk Broads Towns and Villages - Stokesby

Stokesby is the last village you come to on the River Bure when heading towards Great Yarmouth. It is particularly useful to moor here whilst waiting for the tidal conditions which will allow your passage under the low bridges at Yarmouth. The remaining nine miles to Yarmouth will take you around two and a quarter hours to complete so if you have overnighted at Stokesby, after a relatively short cruise, you are able to spend the rest of the day in the holiday resort. You will find free moorings at the village staithe and further on outside the Ferry Inn though an overnight charge of £5 is payable here. Mooring can be tricky as the tide runs fairly fast here. Approach the moorings against the tide with the front of the boat pointing into the tidal stream. By that we mean if you imagine your boat engine was in neutral, the tide would be pushing the boat backwards.

Local Attractions: Stokesby is a small village on the edge of the marshes which lead to Yarmouth. A 4.5 mile round trip walk can be undertaken from the village green. A map of the route can be found HERE. Bikes can be hired from the Riverside Stores. Spend some time just watching the river traffic as it heads to and from Great Yarmouth.

Eating and Drinking: The Ferry Inn is on the quayside and has its own moorings nearby. It is under new ownership and provides an extensive food menu. The Riverside Tea Rooms are a short walk from the moorings located next to the Riverside Stores offering breakfasts, light lunches and afternoon cream teas. A takeaway service is also available. Other Services: The Riverside Stores describes itself as the "Aladdin’s Cave of the Broads and offers provisions, gifts, fishing tackle and many other items to the Broads holidaymaker.

TIP: Ensure you allow a little extra rope when tieing up as the rise and fall in the tide here is appreciable. Not allowing enough rope could result in the boat being lashed against the moorings making it very difficult to untie or even causing damage to your boat.

For more information and locations consult our Stokesby map

David Hearn

Owner and Proprietor

Tet: 01132 550515 
Website: norfolkbroadsboathire.biz 

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