Hickling to Potter Heigham

Sunday 24th Nov
We arrived at Hickling Broad bright and early.
The slip way was easily accessible and there was plenty of free parking. The boat was soon in the water and we set off through a narrow channel with moored up boats all around. We had some paddles so Mark and myself paddled us out onto the broad. We set off across the broad and decided to head for the old Abbey and drinking hole which we’d visited earlier in the year. However we got a bit disoriented and after a an hour or so realised it was much further away than we had anticipated so reaching Potter Heigham we decided to stop for tea break. On the way Some of us who hadn’t coxed much before took the opportunity to get in some practice on the calm waters. After usual tea and snacks and with Scottie as cox we set off back to base which took hour and a half . We saw lots of fishermen out on the water, along with some cormorants grebes and many many swans..(and randomly a friend of Wills in the middle of nowhere)
It was a long row almost 3 hours and 8.6 miles.
Getting the boat out was quick and easy as the slipway has a fixed winch. Afterward we recovered with a beer and soup at the Pleasureboat Inn! A most enjoyable trip out.

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