Boating On the Broads
Photo by The British Library
The Broads were for a long time a key commercial transport system for the many wherries that transported goods around Norfolk.
One great by product of this is the extensive numbers of pubs and inns on the Broads, which now cater for thirsty holidaymakers rather than wherrie-men.
As vacationers are now the main users of the area, it is very well serviced for leisureboats, with equipment easy to operate and well-spaced services if you need to top up the water, ‘pump the bilges’, or replenish the diesel fuel for the motor. The motor is also used to generate ample electricity, as long as you run it regularly.
There are two main types of boats, namely cruisers and traditional long boats, both of which are fully self-contained. All you need to add is yourselves, clothes and toiletries, and food and drink.
They are comfortable, if rather compact, since they may need to pass through narrow waterways, or beneath low bridges. .