As a lot of you already know, whenever possible ..we like to take our dog (Fly) on holiday with us as we regularly take him camping with us to Cornwall.
Being that our dog is a Lurcher and this breed is not renowned for having a like for water, we were a bit unsure how he would adapt to a boating holiday, or how we would adapt to managing him on this boat!!
So off we went to the Norfolk Broads, dog in tow, lots of warm clothing and dog towels. The brochure said ‘ Dog Friendly ‘ so fingers crossed we weren’t going to be disappointed.
And disappointed we were not, what a great holiday / County to take your dog, from the minute we arrived at the boat yard to pick up our vessel everyone was made extremely welcome (dog included). Ok…yes the dog did need a bit of coaxing to walk along the pontoon, but to be expected really when he’s never walked on a wooden swaying bridge before over the water! And…yes he did need picking up and being lifted onto the deck of the boat for the first day. But after that it was almost as if he had been a ‘sea dog’ all his life, jumping from deck to pontoon when ever we moored up and sitting at the helm when we were motoring through the broads taking in all the new sights and sounds of life on the water.
So if you’ve ever fancied doing something a little different with the family and dog…the Norfolk Broads gets a big thumbs up for being not only a very relaxing holiday for the adults and children. But a very successful and accommodating holiday for the dog with stunning countryside to walk in , coupled with very dog friendly pubs to quench your thirst!!