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  1. Morning Griff Give Judith M a wave as she passes going the other way, sadly not with me on it. Crap weather for it !
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    Diy Sos (forum Style)

    Would still be there if it wasn't for work.
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    Restoration Of Judith

    Been there, seen it, done it, couldn't afford the T shirt afterwards! You're more than welcome to look over our Judith.
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    Diy Sos (forum Style)

    3 of us on the way
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    What Do We Want At Acle Bridge?

    Whats wrong with the present building ? its part of broads history, why not spend a fraction of the budget on making it fit for use (whatever that may be) and let it to somebody that will create a viable broads friendly business, at a modest workable rent. I live and work in the Peak District, and have had many dealings with the present authority on planning decisions , not a chance in hell would they lose a building that is part of our history and culture. It is, as it stands a landmark building!
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    Diy Sos (forum Style)

    Reckon there might be enough people to just pick it up.
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    Diy Sos (forum Style)

    Is there a plan Doug ? Do you need any tools bringing /
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    Afloat And Not.

    Gunton Arms, Good food, lovely location, bit mad !
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    Maps (and Charts If You Like)

    Hickling in the fog is quite an experience, very magical place, we have also had a slightly surreal experience on a spring evening last year, beautiful clear evening and nobody else about. We decided to mud weight in the middle, the water was flat calm and reflecting the sparsely clouded sky, stood on top of the boat it was difficult to get your bearings, in fact the both of us were unsure which way up we were, even though it was perfectly still with no wind, we felt we had to hold onto the boat.I told Ross, the wildlife tour man at the staithe (excellent tour by the way) about it and he explained that it was a locally known phenomenon and gave it a name (forgotten of course) Apparently the victorians would offer trips in the hope people were lucy enough to experience it.
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    Maps (and Charts If You Like)

    I get on the boat, put the phone in a drawer, and take it out when I leave, paper, far more interesting in all its forms.
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    Broadland Grebe

    Hope you will be at Beccles, as one of a number of people that talked you into the boat in the first, place we do feel a little responsible, Bless you for sticking with it .
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    Malanka Tales

    25 years! lightweight. Obviously a random younger woman you photographed in the street. Just taken me about twenty minutes to type the above, a friend and I have just been looking in a bottle of twenty five year old ardbeg, marvellous but sadly the nearest I will get to a twenty five year old ,
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    Broads Bug

    Don't look ! Thats what I did, heartache and joy. I am quite good at planking on the upside.
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    Broads Bug

    Got the bug! You know its terminal when you buy a wooden boat.
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    Overstaying On 24 Hour Moorings

    Reasoned and insightful ! I have overstayed at Potter, ten days waiting for the tide to fall, BA rang me on a regular basis and asked when I would be moving my boat, I explained that once the river level dropped, the boatyard would be moving my boat back to its home mooring. I think he rang me regularly out of concern for my welfare, perhaps he thought I was lost in Lathams (its happened before). In the small village I live in, if a car is parked up for more than a couple of days ,the locals inform the police, just in case the owner has done something silly (its happened before). The ranger eventually agreed that there was little he could do as long as we were waiting for the tide, he did say to make sure no valuables were on show, just in case, especially mentioning the kettle! The nice people at the pilots office kept an eye on my boat, and even offered to move it into there day boat moorings once the boats were out for winter (it was late Nov)they were of course rewarded handsomely with cake, from Lathams, my wife bought it as I struggle to find the exit in Lathams.

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