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

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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