Last week this was exactly what we did (well without the sail), we climbed aboard our Royale Light boat for the week and had nothing but nature and the tranquil waterways of the Norfolk Broads to look forward to.
Here is our accommodation for the week:
Being in charge of a 44ft boat is really quite daunting but I shouldn't have been worried the boat was surprisingly easy to skipper, with side thrusters to help moor.
The Norfolk Broads has some wonderful ruins, windmills, wildlife and quaint towns to visit.
Below is Benet's Abbey housed by the river Bure the site is a memorial to the monastery that used to dominate the area.
Travelling along the banks of the Norfolk Broads you can view numerous beautiful windmills set against the wonderful countryside.The wildlife on the Broads is amazing. We spent many an hour watching the many birds, swans, goats and ponies meandering.
We even saw this little chap hidden on the banks when navigating Breydon water.
Some visitors came calling most days and were not shy at all.
We travelled from the quaint little town of Potter Heigham to Norwich.
Trying to navigate past rowers and sail boats at times became a challenge especially when they were out in force.We stopped for the day in Norwich for a lovely lunch and to visit the Cathedral.
Standing for over 900 years Norwich cathedral takes centre stage in the heart of Norfolk.
It is quite an amazing building with beautiful architecture and adorned with stained glass windows.
The top of the Cathedral is currently housing a soon to be family of Peregrine Falcons. You can find a live feed of the birds here.
We had an amazing visit and I can't recommend enough the Norfolk Broads as a holiday perfect for nature lovers, those who seek adventure and families.
Every evening we settled down for the sunset and I will definitely miss these the most now that I am back on dry land. What vistas.