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  1. rightsaidfred

    The Sandford Myth

    I take it this was done then because they had nothing better to do or spend money on. Fred
  2. rightsaidfred

    Bye Bye

    I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello.I say "High", you say "Low".You say "Why?" And I say "I don't know".Oh no.You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello". Fred
  3. rightsaidfred

    Bye Bye

    You say "Yes", I say "No".You say "Stop" and I say "Go, go, go".Oh no.You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello".I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello.I say "High", you say "Low".You say "Why?" And I say "I don't know".Oh no.You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello".I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".(Hello, goodbye, hello, goodbye. Hello, goodbye.)I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello".(Hello, goodbye, hello, goodbye. Hello, goodbye. Hello, goodbye.)Why, why, why, why, why, why, do youSay "Goodbye, goodbye, bye, bye".Oh no.You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello". Fred
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    Broad Angling Service Group Launch Event

    As the majority of those fishing the Broads are visitors I wouldn't anticipate a large turnout. I am not sure either the BA or NE have any responsibility in regards to managing it as a Fishery that is down to the EA. Having fished the Broads for almost 40 years I would say it is as healthy and good a fishery as it has ever been and just about the only improvements extra funding could make is to provide better access for bankside angling and thats not easy given the restricted access to private land that exists. Fred
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    The Sandford Myth

    Batrabiĺl I dont live in the Broads area but have considered it my spiritual home for best part of 40 years where does that place me. I am not going to try and disect your post as that is purely personal interpretation but will offer a different perspective, I believe most of us respect and appreciate all the good things done by the BA especially all the hard working staff, however you dont constantly praise people for doing the job they are employed to do, like all public bodies while the BA have a number of duties to carry out which they perform reasonaby well there is always a hierachy that have their own pet agenda which is not always in the best interest of those they represent, living in London this is something I am all to aware of and this is when those that care stand up question the motivation, unfortunatly there are always those that wont or dont want to see anything that rocks the boat. Fred
  6. rightsaidfred

    Bye Bye

    While we have not always agreed I dont recall anything in your posts to object about and I for one respect your right to an opinion, lets hope you change your mind as every debate requires differing viewpoints. Fred
  7. rightsaidfred

    What Do We Want At Acle Bridge?

    Not every comment is directed to or aimed at you, as I said l was refuring to a theme not individuals Fred
  8. rightsaidfred

    What Do We Want At Acle Bridge?

    I wasnt refering to any individual but an on going theme in many threads, derision sarcasm ridicule take yòur pick what I dont see is a constructive response the nub of a mature debate, if anyone thinks it applys to them maybe they should ask themselves why, constructive criticism is far more beneficial than blind acceptance. Fred
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    What Do We Want At Acle Bridge?

    I am not and never have been pro or anti BA taking each topic at face value and look objectively at each topic on its merits so why is it that those that look on anyone who puts up a constructive argument against BA proposals can only answer with derision instead of a constructive counter argument. Fred
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    What Do We Want At Acle Bridge?

    I like to think I am neither pro or anti BA but try to judge topics on their merit, I am happy to give praise where due and criticism when warranted so I am trying to be objective here. What does Acle have to offer to justify or merit this amount of expenditure, for many it is the downstream end of the Northern Broads, for those wanting a jumping off point for Brayden without stopping at Yarmouth Stracey has good moorings with little facilities and Stokesby has a pub etc with limited moorings so there are some who would use Acle for this, there is now limited hire boat operation at Acle the majority of those using Acle will be returning upstream so would already have purchased most of their requirements so what`s left, the pub has some mooring as has Pedros with a large number of other moorings above, on what is now the BA bank my personal preference as a mooring the moorings need considerable but fully justified restoration which will not be cheap, water points would be desirable although available at the yard opposite and done in conjunction with the restoration not to expensive, likewise electric points although somewhat more costly. As for the other facilities they are all very seasonable and have proven unsustainable for a number of years and while both a shop and tea rooms are desirable they could only exist with some sort of heavy subsidy, a toilet block with showers may be nice but given how well equipped most boats are now would be of most benefit to passing motorists and cyclists so an expensive option with limited benefit, a rubbish facility would be good and while incurring ongoing costs could be justified, that leaves a visitor centre, as there are no significant attractions in that area who would use it, most boaters can get the information they want from various sources including their home yard and skippers handbook, there is very little in the way of casual road visitors apart from the pub with most people just going through to other destinations and while I am all for educating children the whole of the Broads is a class room with many more interesting places than Acle. To sum up if we accept the need to upgrade the moorings and ignore architectural preferences what else does Acle as an area offer that warrants that level of expenditure. Fred
  11. rightsaidfred

    Ropes Come Loose

    Hylander I don't think anyone was criticising you for bringing it to our attention, it is more the fact that Miles who was present at the time be it rightly or wrongly in a private marina did nothing to help the situation but instead choose in his normal manner to take photographs for publishing on his own media outlets. Fred
  12. rightsaidfred

    What Do We Want At Acle Bridge?

    The visitor centre you are thinking of is run by the NWT who also now occupy the ex information office and run the ferry, purely a wildlife operation rather than one of general interest to the public. Fred
  13. rightsaidfred

    What Do We Want At Acle Bridge?

    They closed that along with the one at Potter as a cost cutting exercise some time back. Fred
  14. rightsaidfred

    Ropes Come Loose

    Quite right Ricardo and as he is well known for overstaying on public moorings and making a living out of YouTube sometimes with posed stunts I have to agree with those who query his presence there, Hylander can I respectfully suggest you don't look at everyone with rose tinted spectacles . Fred
  15. rightsaidfred

    Maps (and Charts If You Like)

    No you are not I don't even use a SatNav, Maps and a polite request have always served me well, I guess I am not alone in despairing for the younger generations who seem to have lost the capacity to think for themselves and rely on technology for everything, thankfully I wont be around when they are running the country and the world. Fred

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