A warm, friendly Heather welcome

We are delighted to share Heather, an historic boat, artistic refuge and home for over a century, laying on the ancient Broads Waterways of Norfolk.

It is our aim to preserve the distinctive character of Heather, enabling future generations to enjoy her charms. We welcome you to explore the houseboat and bountiful riverside beyond...

Andrew, Timothy and Christopher

22 October 2012

Refreshing social media

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. 

You can join and follow Heather's Pinterest page here.

Andrew, Chris

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King's Head Staithe, Hoveton, pictured from Wroxham public Parish Staithe