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Handbook to the Rivers and Broads of Norfolk & Suffolk

George Christopher Davies

The Broads are Britain's largest protected wetland and are home to a wealth of wildlife, especially fish and birdlife. They comprise a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The lakes (or broads) were originally formed by the gradual natural flooding of medieval peat excavations and cover an area of some 303 square kilometres (117 sq mi). The rivers and broads subsequently evolved to become a system of water-highways linking the City of Norwich and other inland towns such as, Beccles, Belaugh and Barton with the sea-ports of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. This is also where the unique Norfolk Wherry, with its shallow draught and distinctive gaff rig with a single, high-peaked sail carried goods and passengers around the Broads area. The Broads have also been a boating holiday destination since the late 19th century and this book is a record of a two week waterborne holiday taken by the author and a friend at the turn of the last century. So, join me if you will, on an auditory cruise around these unique waterways through expansive landscapes under wide open skies. - Summary by Wikipedia and TND

The Broads are Britain's largest protected wetland and are home to a wealth of wildlife, especially fish and birdlife. They comprise a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The lakes (or broads) were originally formed by the gradual natural flooding of medieval peat excavations and cover an area of some 303 square kilometres (117 sq mi). The rivers and broads subsequently evolved to become a system of water-highways linking the City of Norwich and other inland towns such as, Beccles, Belaugh and Barton with the sea-ports of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. This is also where the unique Norfolk Wherry, with its shallow draught and distinctive gaff rig with a single, high-peaked sail carried goods and passengers around the Broads area. The Broads have also been a boating holiday destination since the late 19th century and this book is a record of a two week waterborne holiday taken by the author and a friend at the turn of the last century. So, join me if you will, on an auditory cruise around these unique waterways through expansive landscapes under wide open skies. - Summary by Wikipedia and TND
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Travel

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The Broads are Britain's largest protected wetland and are home to a wealth of wildlife, especially fish and birdlife. They comprise a network of mostly navigable rivers and lakes in the English counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The lakes (or broads) were originally formed by the gradual natural flooding of medieval peat excavations and cover an area of some 303 square kilometres (117 sq mi). The rivers and broads subsequently evolved to become a system of water-highways linking the City of Norwich and other inland towns such as, Beccles, Belaugh and Barton with the sea-ports of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. This is also where the unique Norfolk Wherry, with its shallow draught and distinctive gaff rig with a single, high-peaked sail carried goods and passengers around the Broads area. The Broads have also been a boating holiday destination since the late 19th century and this book is a record of a two week waterborne holiday taken by the author and a friend at the turn of the last century. So, join me if you will, on an auditory cruise around these unique waterways through expansive landscapes under wide open skies. - Summary by Wikipedia and TND

Language:

English

Narrators:

TND

Length:

3h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:28


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:38