Saturday, October 5, 2002
is most impressed by the engine. While we sleep he lovingly fills it with
He checks the oil.
He examines its alternator, batteries and wiring.
Gavin shares his interest: it's the closest he is going to get to a
smelly, oily motor bike for the next couple of days.
enjoy breakfast at Ludham Bridge.
Gavin and Rick are happy to drive us there.
Hoveton Great Broad
a footpath by Hoveton Great Broad. It's a nature trail, leading to several
bird watchers' hides. Old railway sleepers are used as a walkway.
The trail is closed for maintenance, although obviously still used by
birdwatchers. The planking has been removed from the footbridges.
Some of the sleepers are dislodged and need replacing.
We journey to Wroxham. Although a pleasant enough town, we feel it's too
noisy to stay for the night.
Gavin collects food from a supermarket for
breakfast on the boat tomorrow.
We plan to moor in an isolated place. We want a
pitch black night
sky and quiet.
New Inn Horning
|OK, the delights of a pitch black night sky and quiet were
thrown by the wayside. There was easy mooring at the New Inn at Horning,
so that's where we decided to stay.
sample the food and beer at the New
Inn. A satisfying meal, and a short walk later finds us at The
The Swan has a "Who
wants to be a Millionaire" quiz machine and a pool table. We make
a modest profit on Chris Tarrant's quiz.
We return from the pub - it's only 21:00, but we're really tired.
"It's all the fresh air!" we complain.
Tonight's DVD is The Matrix.
The whisky bottle is half full.
N G Hubbard October 2002