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On Hickling Broad.
He had a Scout meeting in the early evening, and it was already dark before he set off. And annoyingly he was half way there before realising he'd forgotten his camera, so would have to take photos using his phone and a head torch.
This was a pity as it was a beautiful evening - just a crescent moon, but plenty light enough to navigate by, and the location was isolated enough that there was a superb view of stars to be gazed at on his way.
He reached Martham at around 22:00 and launched shortly afterwards from the dyke on Ferrygate Lane. From there he turned left along the river Thurne before turning right to access the Broad.
Unfortunately as it widened he spotted a floating crane which meant one thing: dredging. Sure enough, it emerged that his way was blocked and he would be unable to reach the hashpoint.
So he turned around and headed home, slightly disappointed but still happy to have had a lovely evening paddle.