Charming corners of Hoveton and Wroxham - Gateway of the Broads Waterways

Charming corners of Hoveton and Wroxham - Gateway of the Broads Waterways
See the majestic wildlife at close quarters

A warm, friendly welcome on board

Heather is a traditional yet quirky houseboat, laying on the Broads Waterways of Norfolk and Suffolk. Maintained by friends, she has been home to artists, holiday visitors and mariners for generations.

See on board the houseboat, visit the touring shop and relax on the riverside.

22 June 2015

A fleeting resident

A trail of muddy paw tracks has been found along the edge of the narrow decks around the After Well. The space is presently open, as the fabric screens have been removed and taken away so that adjustments can be made.

It appears that the boat made a stepping stone across the narrow dike for the creature, which lept onto a small piece of angular wood quay heading, to the neighbouring garden ~ a little wilderness, of the holiday houses.

Were these made by a local domestic cat, or possibly an otter, whose population is burgeoning at present in Broadland? Cats are rarely seen in the immediate vicinity of the moorings. The patch of grass and low quay beside Heather's current berth is a known run for otters. A large otter can be seen, or more likely heard after dark at this spot, enjoying an occasional midnight snack ~ dining al fresco. Remains of fish are often found on the decking next to the side door of the houseboat. 

We are in the process of making improvements in the well to make it more comfortable and practical.

Chris, Beckie

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