Heather has joined Pinterest ~ a new, stylish social media site with a difference. It is a continuous notice pin board composed of people's personal images from around the globe. After joining, you can contribute images you like and create your own boards, which can be anything imaginable. All aspects of life are catered for. Over time, we will upload and share images that are special to us.
It is a perfect resource to record and highlight special features, wildlife, art and curiosities we love in Broadland and further afield. Traditional boat houses, for example are mostly overlooked. They are more often simple structures with sometimes decaying woodwork and rusty tin roofs. Boat houses, as well as wind pumps, cottages and the wealth of traditional water craft are considered part of the native character of the Broads area. However, even today, in the largest protected wetland in the UK, genuine, low impact features are not always valued and are fast disappearing. Many are threatened by redevelopment, changing values in society or simply local apathy.