Broads horizons

You don’t need to be a boaty type to enjoy the whispering reedbeds of the Suffolk Broads and River Waveney – all the family can have fun on the water

The first, and last, time I went on a boating holiday it ended in ignominy, my friends and I having managed to wedge our 60ft narrowboat sideways across the Kennet and Avon canal while attempting an ill-advised three-point-turn. The shame of having to hide “below decks” while a crowd of onlookers gathered on the towpath pointing and laughing still makes my cheeks burn 10 years later.

As we tie up under a willow tree for a picnic, a marsh harrier rears up out of the reedbeds

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