Today we took the kids to the Norfolk Broads aka “Britain’s Magical Wonderland” for a day out and we all had a great time. The Norfolk Broads are a series of rivers and lakes (broads) which span about 125 miles which are mostly navigable and so beautiful. If you click on the link above, you’ll find the full history about them being historic peat quarries (peat was an important sources of fuel) which had been flooded primarily for transporting heavy goods on Wherries and Barges out to sea and towards the large shipping board of London.
When we got our tickets they told us to head to terminal B for boarding about a quarter two. However, when we got there, the boat was already full and all seats on the upper deck were taken. Nils took a quick double check and found a few seats at the front behind the captain. While not the most ideal spot on the boat, as the windows didn’t open and it was warm, but it was fine and we did have great views of the scenery. Some photos were with glare due to shooting through the glass. One hour & a half was plenty of time too and the kids were starting to get antsy sitting in their seats, being quiet and listening to the pilot point out birds, trees and other points of interest like the sailing boats & boating club, a raft race going on & we spotted an ice cream boat!
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Once we got off the boat, we decided to head over to The Ferry Inn, the place we saw on the other side of the river earlier. Nils & I both had a beer but within minutes, wasps were all around us. Soren & Maebh spent about 15 minutes playing around on the slides, bouncy castles and other Wendy houses. Nils and Soren agreed that they’d both take a ride on the mechanical bull but after waiting a bit and being scared of it and the wasps, Soren just wanted to leave. The poor guy stung twice by wasps, he is terrified.
It was really such a nice place to visit and we look forward to going back & seeing more parts of the Norfolk Broads by boat.