Yesterday we took Bright Spark from Belaugh to Martham Ferry. It was the most stunning day, blue sky, so much wildlife and hardly any other boats on the water. It took about five hours sailing and motoring. Below are some of the photos that we were able to take, some while sailing!
I am often asked by my friends who do not sail "what do you do on a sailing holiday if it rains"
The lovely thing about no internet and life on a boat is that it is the perfect place to read a good book, chill out and chat, play cards or board games, watch the wild life going past or of course go to the pub! Rainy days can be wonderfull.
The Ferry Boat Inn, Hickling.
Astrid aged 7 made a tally of the birds and other wildlife she spotted on her three day holiday. As you can see below she very kindly sent us a copy. There was an amazing variety and amount considering the season, including three baby Herons and a Cormorant. There is an extraordinarily cocky Cormorant who roosts in the tree at Ludham overlooking all the boats. I believe the Blue Falcon are an aerobatic display team, not sure if they qualify as wildlife. Thank you so much for this Astrid.
We love to receive photos and videos from our customers. These customers have very kindly agreed to let us post this video of them lowering the mast on Bright Spark. They lower the mast a little quicker than we would recommend but its a great video!
Here is a photo of Astrid with her fabulous flag, which she designed and made herself. Astrid had done such a good job of making the flag that it remained hoist their entire holiday. We think that it really added something to the character of Bright Spark and were very sad to see it come down at the end of their stay.
As we come to the end of what has been a very busy sailing season on The Broads and I thought it was time I sat down and started our blog.
We have enjoyed meeting all our customers who come from many different walks of life but all adore sailing! This weekend we have a Dad and his three children hiring a sailing boat. I had a wonderful email from them telling me that one of the children had made a triangle shaped flag that they were hoping to hoist! I wonder if it will be a pirate flag. Hope that they have a fabulous Swallows and Amazons weekend.