On Sunday 28th November a group of us girls planned to meet at Horning, Norfolk for what was hopefully going to be a pleasant day out with a boat trip. Storm Arwen threatened to ruin the day but off we travelled anyway, greeted with sleet coming down for most of my journey to the boat.
We planned to meet at The Galley, a deli/café promising delicious homemade food. They did not disappoint!
At around 11:00am, Serena, Beccie, Lauren, Donna, Lorraine and myself sat down and ordered what turned out to be breakfast rather than something from the lunch menu, I think it was Lauren who piped up and said well I’ve not had breakfast yet, so much sausage and eggs where quickly consumed with avocado and mushrooms for me followed by hot drinks to warm us ready for the Southern Comfort Mississippi paddle boat trip on the Norfolk Broads.
We boarded the boat and paid the not so nice man who mis-gendered us but not something to dwell on while we were on an otherwise pleasurable day out.
The boat was bathed in lovely sunshine and the wind had dropped significantly. We were so so lucky after the weather had causing so much mayhem and damage over most of the country, it was like we were in the Calm After the Storm, quite surreal!
Inside the boat with the sun blazing through the large windows it was really quite warm as we set off along the River Bure with commentary from the captain of the boat. Each of us envious of the properties and moorings on the river bank, such an idyllic place to holiday or even live if you are fortunate enough.
Further along the river Bure we turned towards Ranworth Broads, with the landscape, calm water and wildlife creating a tranquil idyllic picture, a relaxing experience.
Sadly the boat trip was only for ninety minutes but this gave us time to once again visit The Galley for afternoon tea and cake .
I have to mention the outside lav at The Galley, great if you’re a Hobbit but for anyone else it was a challenge to use such a tiny room and quite amusing to enter through the small painted garden gate.
We left the cafe at closing time just in time for the weather to close in again, back to cold rain and sleet, fortunately the car park was not too far away.
Another lovely day out with the Oasis ladies, just a small number of us but that didn’t make the day any less enjoyable, I really can recommend joining future Oasis outings, us girls do like to have fun