In the morning we set sail for Norwich. It is a lovely bit of river
On the way we passed – The Ferry House at Surlingham
and the Waters’ Edge at Bramerton . And planned to return to Surlingham on our way back.
On our way into Norwich we passed under the Postwick Viaduct
Then enter the River Wensum at the site of Carrow Priory, where it is believed Mother Julian had been a nun before becoming an anchorite. Shortly after we went under the Julian Bridge, close to St. Julian’s Church, where pilgrims may still visit her cell.
Passing under Foundary Bridge we moored at the Norwich Yacht Station opposite Paul’s Ferry, the medieval water gate into the Cathedral precincts. It was not looking its best in the heavy rain that had set in!
From the moorings to the Cathedral the way led passed a very wet Lollards’ Pit. Those responsible for the burning of heretics (including some of our Loddon Lollards) would have been hard pressed to light a fire on a day like we were enjoying! Crossing Bishop’s Bridge, our destination was visible
The faith that St. Felix planted in East Anglian soil so long ago seems to be flourishing still!