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  1. I remember this boat as Blue Kestrel (in the Topcraft fleet?). Roy
  2. Pacific Cruisers-vista

    Good to see a small boatyard building up their fleet. They have a good mix of boat types and very competitive prices. The southern broads are short of hire craft so I hope they continue to thrive. Roy
  3. Who’s Dropped What In The Broads ?

    Back in the 60s we were moored second boat out at Yarmouth Yacht Station when another boat came alongside us. They threw one of their ropes to the attendant and as he took the strain, the rope caught our pennant and whipped it into the river. The attendant shouted that we needed to try and retrieve it as we would lose our deposit. Two of us jumped into the dinghy and managed to catch it just past the bridges. Fortunately not too much flow so it only took us 20 minutes to row back Back on board one of our mates asked us why we went after it as we had already lost our deposit that morning. We had been towed off Breydon the previous day with a rope round our prop and then in the morning towed out to just under Haven Bridge where our hire boat was lifted out by a crane for the rope to be cut off. Wasn't too happy as the lad who asked the question was the same one who was messing about with the rope when it wrapped round the prop. Roy
  4. 43 Years

    Congratulations to you both. Chris and I had our 50th three weeks ago. Roy
  5. And Now For Something Really Serious

    Some footballers would do quite well on Strictly the way they prance about the field.
  6. And Now For Something Really Serious

    It's that bad that the BBC have only managed to export it to over 50 countries.
  7. The Authority Oversteps The Mark?

    Pretty sure she was still in Turners boatyard when we hired from there in 1986. Colin Facey had the yard then.
  8. Broads Railway Bridges.

    Thanks for the pics JM. Lovely pic of Britannia class 70003 John Bunyan crossing the Waveney at Aldeby. Bit of a light load of four very mixed coaches for a 94 ton locomotive originally designed for mixed (freight and passenger) traffic but mainly used on express passenger trains.
  9. Broom Boats Visitors Moorings

    They have been closing at 3 on Fridays.
  10. Berney Arms

    Berney Arms Mill is looked after by English Heritage - don't know if thy actually own it, but if they do wouldn't the moorings belong to them too.
  11. Just spent a night prior to our week on Lightning at The Stables, Horsefen Road, Womack Water. Lovely clean accommodation in a bed sitting room with separate small kitchen and bathroom. You have use of the owner's courtyard to sit out when the weather is fine. Also off road parking. Two minutes walk from Womack Staithe and five minutes from the pub and village shops. Our host Rupert was friendly and very helpful. You can find The Stables on airbnb. It is normally a minimum of two nights but we were lucky as they had a single night available. An added bonus is that Rupert is a member of a family that used to own a very well respected boatyard in Wroxham so plenty to talk about with him.
  12. How Many Electric Posts?

    Just got back from two separate weeks on the Broads and didn't see anything to add to the above.
  13. Berney Arms

    Passed Berney moorings last Thursday and the two BA? mooring notices (nearer to the mill than to the pub) had an X shape over them formed out of red and white tape.
  14. How Many Electric Posts?

    Latest update: Dilham 2, Sutton Staithe 2, Irstead 1, Potter Heigham 2, Coltishall 1, Hoveton 2, Horning 2, Ranworth 4, Stokesby 1, Yarmouth YS ?, Norwich YS 3, Whitlingham 2, Bramerton 3, Rockland 1, Hardley 2 (got this off the BA website so I assume they mean the posts at the pontoon moorings just below Cantley), Reedham 2, Loddon 2, Burgh Castle 1, St Olaves 1, Somerleyton 2, Oulton YS several, Beccles YS 3. There are also pubs who allow electric hook up (usually for a fee): New Inn (Horning) 2 or 3, Bridge Inn (Acle) ?, Coldham Hall at least 2, Ferry House (Surlingham) 3, Waters Edge (Bramerton) 2, Waveney Inn (Burgh St Peter) several. Thanks David and Alan - looking forward to your info.
  15. One Less Pub.

    Anybody any info on the Quayside restaurant at Tingdene Marina, re type of menu and prices etc. Roy.

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