Photo Feature #1

One of the best aspects of saiing on the Norfolk Broads is just how close you get to nature. How you can get a totally different perspective on life by seeing the countryside, the water and its inhabitants close to and at different times of day.

This page contains several photos illustrating some of these wonderful views.

Dawn at Thurne

This picture is of the famous white windmill at the head of Thurne Dyke just before dawn. The wind is still, a slight mist hangs over the water. The sky in the East is beginning to brighten and the light is a delicate blue colour before the sun makes its daily appearance. What stillness, what peace.

Thurne Windmill at Dawn

Thurne Windmill at Dawn

Hunter boats asleep

Close by the windmill, in the still of the dawn and surrounded by the early morning mist, the Hunter fleet lies still at its moorings resting before a busy day’s sailing.

Hunter Boats Asleep

Hunter Boats Asleep

The sky lightens some more, the mist thins.

Hunter Sailing Boats at Dawn

Hunter Sailing Boats at Dawn

What prospects does the day hold?

Maybe the wind will get up and we will have some serious fun.

Hustler 3 at Hickling in the Sun

Hustler 3 at Hickling in the Sun

Hustler 3 reaching in a Stiff Breeze

Hustler 3 reaching in a Stiff Breeze

Hustler 3 with Three Reefs

Hustler 3 with Three Reefs

Perhaps tacking up rivers in close company – all in the best of spirits of course.

Tacking in Company Near Thurne

Tacking in Company Near Thurne

Perhaps a bridge to negotiate?

Squeezing Under Potter Heigham Bridge

Squeezing Under Potter Heigham Bridge

Or just gentle progress in the sun?

Hustler Drifting Through Irstead

Hustler Drifting Through Irstead

Whatever it is, you are in good company.

Hustler Two Up

Hustler Two Up

Ending the day with a strong cup of tea – and maybe some of Eileen’s cake if you are lucky!

Tea at Hickling

Tea at Hickling

Then bedding down for the night on a peaceful broads’ mooring as the sun sets on another busy day.

Salhouse Broad Sunset

Salhouse Broad Sunset