We get the odd group of teenagers asking how to get to the "nightlife" and they're usually directed towards Norwich (probably take them the best part of a week to get there by boat but they're not to know that!) and stag and hen parties wearing the obligatory pirate outfits and captain hats!
We don't use the river very much or the broads, we may occasionally feed the ducks or find a quiet spot to sit in the sun but there has been one activity which has proved a great hit with Little Miss - after school sailing club. There can't be many schools (in the state sector) offering after school sailing.
She attends the local village primary school, very tiny with only around 50 pupils. When number 1 son started there he was one of only 26 pupils! They were offered three sailing lessons by the village sailing club at a cost of £10, too good to miss we thought. The sessions were 2 hours long and they walked there from school.
|Attempting a dry capsize|
|Climb over the side - she needed longer legs!|
|Stand on the centre board|
|and tumble back into the boat!|
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, most of them got very wet doing the "dry capsize". But the rain stayed away for all 3 of the sessions and I'm thinking it won't be the last time she's in a sailing boat! I'm sure ordinary lessons won't be £10 for 6 hours!