Boaters back on the water as Broads return to almost normal
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Flapping sails, water lapping at the bow and the sun shining, it was almost possible to forget that just a couple of weeks ago the Norfolk Broads were eerily quiet.
With boaters back on the water and visitors able to hire craft once again to enjoy beautiful Broadland views and wildlife, it’s a far cry from months of empty rivers.
Day boats, canoes and other watercraft were given the all clear to return to the waters earlier this month and now many tourist businesses have reopened to make the most of a return to something approaching a normal summer season.
Even the water-borne ice cream boat is back.
Things are not quite the same however. Social distancing has been introduced in many shops, with queuing outside, and pubs and restaurants haven’t reopened yet of course.
Broads National Park limitations mean that boat hire firms have also had to include more stringent cleaning requirements and boats being limited for use by one household at a time.