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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Sunday 31 December 2017

Must try harder with the New Year Resolution for 2018

Gosh, the food at this hotel is second to none and so much of it. We leave the table completely stuffed, spend about an hour trying to recover in our room before trying to walk it off by finding yet another real ale bar. The one we found last night was called the Red Herring and one hell of a route march from the hotel but worth every step as the bar staff were friendly and the ale cheap. Again we staggered back to the hotel by 11.30pm and fell into bed. This time it was nearer 4 am when the noise started from revellers and an hour later the road sweepers started. Think we might go back to FS after this break needing a rest.

One would think Great Yarmouth would be a hub of activity, espeicially this time of the festive year. But no....taking these photos it looked more like a ghost town.

The hotel. Our second-floor room is up to the side street on the right.

 No coach excursions to keep us occupied for today (or tomorrow) so a walk along the beach was decided for today. Had to wait for the rain to stop before venturing out and the walk along the shoreline was bracing, to say the least.

The only other living things on the beach (other than us) were these pigeons.

Where is everyone?
 Found this wonderful small cafe on the way back which served the best hot chocolate I have ever tasted. So indulgent with lashing of rich cream and marshmallow topping. Forgot that today we also had lunch provided by the hotel for 1pm and came away from that very very bloated. Soooo need to get back on track with the diet when we get home. New Year's resolution.....stop eating!

Tonight the fun starts. Dinner first followed by a singing act, then in the interval a game of Bingo (groan) before the next session of the entertainment. Anyway as 2017 draws to a close Ian and I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We raise our glass to 2018 and all it will bring for us and also for you all.

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