In late August Waveney Stardust held a party at The Ferry Inn Surlingham to celebrate 25 seasons of Broads cruises for the elderly and disabled. Over these years we have carried 65,000 passengers and travelled over 85,000 miles.
Our two specially-commissioned craft were there. Both are equipped with a hydraulic lift for wheelchairs, ramps, and fully accessible toilet. With tea and coffee-making facilities and central heating we cruise from the beginning of April to the end of November. Visibility is excellent, providing the opportunity to experience all the drama of seasonal change in this fascinating landscape. [Why not book a cruise this Autumn?]
The majority of our 40 or so volunteers and many of our frequent customers came along to our celebration. We also welcomed Richard Stubbing, Mayor of Beccles, Professor Jacquie Burgess, Chairman of the Broads Authority and representatives from the many Boatyards and businesses which support Waveney Stardust including Broom Boats, Hippersons, Broadsedge Marina and The Waveney River Centre.
We all had a great time, and the rain held off until the last guest had gone home. Take a look at some of the photographs from the event in the slideshow above. Many thanks to Allan and Jane Dye for bringing their cameras and spending the day with us, and to Jane in particular for the still photos included with this News item.