Saturday, 16 October 2010

Canoeing the Yare – Harford Bridges to Eaton


THREE horse power this afternoon on the River Yare. Remember two weeks ago I did the stretch from Lakenham up to Harford Bridges? Today I carried on upstream on yet another gorgeous October afternoon. Once again you’re playing hide and seek with the railway track which continues to cross and re-cross the river across Marston Marsh. The big problem this week was Keswick Mill. 049 There’s not an obvious portage point (Portage is the posh word for having to take the canoe out of the water to avoid an obstacle) and I suspect there was a bit of inadvertent trespass when I went back in further up. After that, it opens up a little on the run up to Eaton with Eaton church providing a great focal point for the photos.

057I had to pull out just a few yards downstream of the Eaton-Cringleford bridge as the river became too shallow. On the way back I took another channel which skirts the back of some of Eaton’s posher houses with rolling lawns backing onto the river. And back to the car in time for Final Score, can’t be bad.


1 comment:

  1. I walked around Marston Marshes myself yesterday because it was such a lovely afternoon - you really picked a good day for it. I think you will enjoy the next bit too, the stretch upstream of Cringleford up to UEA and Earlham Park is very pretty. I'm really enjoying this series!