Due to weather conditions and other unforeseen events, the timings and activities may vary but the following should give a good guide of what to expect.
Day 1: Having arrived at the Boatyard and settled onto our boats, we will give the group an initial safety briefing to ensure that everyone understand the risks involved with this kind of trip and knows how to manage them. We will then set off in convoy, heading for Womack Water so we can do the first shop in Ludham village. Once the shopping is done, we will have time to continue on to Ranworth and moor up for the night on Malthouse Broad. In the evening the crews will cook a meal for their boat and, depending on weather conditions, there may be a chance for an evening activity or game.
Day 2: After breakfast is washed up and cleared away and all the boat chores are complete, we will spend the morning exploring the local area. Half the group will go out onto the Broad sailing in small boats while the other half visit the local church tower and nature reserve. The groups will swap over to ensure everyone has a chance to do all the activities. After lunch the fleet will move down river and through the village of Horning to the beautiful Salhouse Broad. The cooking competition will begin on Wednesday evening where the leaders score the Buccaneers on their Hospitality, Presentation, Punctuality, and Food Quality.
Day 3: We have the whole of Wednesday to spend on the beautiful Salhouse Broad. Everyone will get the chance to hone their sailing skills and visit the local nature reserve. We will also cruise the short distance into the town of Wroxham to visit the infamous Roy’s stores and take on supplies.
Day 4: On Thursday we will run the Buccaneer Barter! – our very own pirate themed wide-game/treasure hunt where each crew competes to discover the fabled elixir of eternal youth. After lunch and a final game at St Bennetts Abbey, we will return to Herbert Woods to spend the night.
Day 5: On Friday we will have breakfast and ensure all the boats are ship shape before heading out to the coast to a beach popular with sunbathing seals! After lunch everyone will board the coaches for the return journey.
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