- Published: 25 July 2022 25 July 2022
After a quiet night at Ludham Bridge we cruised on up the River Ant to Stalham Staithe and spent the rest of the morning shopping and eating far too much in the cafes.
I got a bargain hair cut and, after a little fishing, I took the family to see the theatrical production of "The Wizard of Oz" by the Stalham Players at a local school hall
We had a quiet enough night at Ludham Bridge but it was Della that was unsettled and waking us up when we had hardly got to sleep. Diana was up and getting our morning drink and then told me when the galley was vacant for me to have my wash and shave. Breakfast after I had mopped down the boat and stowed away the canopy and then the rest of us took a walk up to the shop whilst Della stayed in the boat to read. It was about 9.30am when we cast off and started to cruise up the River Ant in glorious sunshine with Debbie at the wheel and me watching over her. We went on up to the staithe at Stalham, threading our way through the hire cruisers, before mooring in the only available space.
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The rest of the morning and afternoon shopping and eating far too much in the cafes. I also got a haircut for only £3 plus tip which remains a bargain compared with the St Neots cost of £6.50. We came back to the moorings for tea and then I cleaned out The Jolly and was going to take it out fishing when I became aware of the new hirers of a cruiser opposite having dropped something in the dyke. It was a fishing reel that the boys had just got as part of a set for their holiday and I went across in a vain attempt to spend an hour trying to help them retrieve it. A little fishing and then I took the family to see the theatrical production of "The Wizard of Oz" by the Stalham Players at a local school hall. The girls really enjoyed this live performance of acting, singing and dancing and we were back to the boat well after dark which made it even more exciting. The forecast is of rain for tomorrow.