Hoveton Riverside Park Report:
The park has a decking platform for an easy chuck in. The hammer shaped water is where we launched.
Park for free off Station Road, behind the tourist info office NR12 8DB. Go down next to the Pharmacy then behind. The public toilets have soap and hot water and don't stink either.
Boat in a boot 20 meters from the water.
If this is full park in Roy's carpark. The sign said free for up to 4 hours, but no further sign-age or payment meters. The chap in Tourist office said it was fine to park there all day when I was buying my licence, 1 week licence for £22.50
Having parked, its either a 20 meter hump to the public moorings or a 50 meter hump to the decking platform.
The public moorings were busy and I didn't want get squashed by a hire boat so we went for the decking - Sheltered and calm. Its deep enough for the outboard.
Excel moored at the launch platform
The foot bridge is about three feet air draft so easy to slip under but it keeps the hire boats out. After the bridge you can join the main river and then go where you like. A few canoes used this deck but that was it.
Super SIB launch/recovery place - We have used this on two days so far and are hoping to get another day in this week!
We passed two Broads Authority speed traps by Wroxham Broad, both shouted to see our licence numbers - I didn't stick them to the Excel as I was warned that I may not get them off! Instead I had them in poly wallets flapping about. The GPS ensured that we were doing the 5 mph. The boat overtaking us got the "Slow Down" sign.