Isobel, Harry and Fred pass a rake of burgundy Mark 1 carriages on the way to see the engine
Norwich Steam and a Broads Boat Ride, Norfolk - 25th May 2013
It's Nosher's birthday weekend. To start off, we'd heard a "word on the street" (at the Burston Crown) that a steam train was coming through Diss, so wandered down only to find it had been through two hours before. Instead, we headed straight off to Wroxham via Norwich, only to find that we were passing Norwich station at the time the very same train was due to head off on its return journey. Train spot! After spending 30 minutes watching the train come in and head off, we continued to Wroxham for a boat trip on the broads before finally ending up at our hotel for the night in Salhouse for a bit of "stick game" action.
next album: The Bure Valley Railway and some Norwich Graffiti, Norfolk - 26th May 2013
previous album: A Bressingham Day and Music at the Cock Inn, Diss, Norfolk - 18th May 2013
A throng of train spotters (apparently the term 'rail enthusiasts' is preferred) take photos of the Battle of Britain class engine 'Tangmere'
34067 'Tangmere' at Norwich Station, sporting a 'The Fenman' badge
Fred's not impressed with the noise
An old dude is chastised by the driver for trespassing off the end of the platform
Harry, Isobel, Fred and two generations of loco
90009 'Diamond Jubilee' and a milling throng of train spotters on the other platform
Nice old Mark 1 coaches
The crowds leave the now-empty platform 2
At Wroxham, an entire flotilla of swans departs on some mission up the river
Harry and Isobel look out of the window as we leave the marina
A rusting hulk on the riverbank
Picturesque (and expensive) riverside houses
One of the last few remaining original Wherries - 'Solace' - on Wroxham Broad
Lots of little sailing boats on Wroxham Broad
Looking back up the River Bure towards Wroxham
A somewhat-overloaded dinghy re-enacts a scene from 'We didn't mean to go to sea', complete with dog and baby
Fred inspects an old spiky chestnut case
A gang of teenagers paddle a catermeran canoe and sing 'Summer Holiday'
A family of Canada geese
The paddle boat 'Vintage Broadsman'
A heron stalks its prey
Harry - Baby Gabey - takes a nap and does a double 'power salute'
The former home of George Formby
A line up of boats, and the 70s delight of the Hotel Wroxham
A heron lurks in a front garden
The Heron wings it
Fred on the swings at the Salhouse Lodge hotel
Harry has a swing
Isobel and Fred play 'stick game'
Fred helps out with a spot of pool