spring on the riverside

Welcome, Ahoy

Heather is a traditional yet quirky houseboat, laying on the Broads Waterways of Norfolk and Suffolk. Maintained by two 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.

Christopher, Andrew

Christopher, Andrew

Public Staithes

Public Staithes

10 July 2015

Three little ducks

We are very fond of water birds. A stilted looking Mallard duck, with three ducklings in tow have made their home around the bows of the houseboat. They are really decoys of the plastic variety, made in Norwich. Decoys are usually employed on back waters to encourage water birds for wild fowling purposes. We are happy for them to mill about for the peaceful purpose of promotional mascots to entice visitors to purchase packets of water bird food, which is for sale nearby.

Feeding birds on the water gives visitors much pleasure. We have selected some nutritious and environmentally friendly food suitable for tame water birds, such as swans and ducks (as opposed to feral pigeons).


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