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  • Gathering Gazebo Appeal

    If you were at Salhouse this year, you will remember that we were lucky with the weather, which was a relief for those of us sorting tentage.

    Now we are trying to make sure future meets stay snug and dry even if it rains, and although we have a good tent, we admit it's a bit too small for our numbers.

    So we decided to launch an appeal for 'Gathering Gazebos'. We'd like to raise enough fund two pop-up gazebos, with sides, at about £100 each. Anyone who would like to contribute is asked to kindly donate through our Gathering Gazebos button.

    If we manage to raise more than this amount, funds will go to purchasing a £96 Tug O' War rope, which Griff plans to use to good effect at future gatherings...you have been warned

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  2. 40something

    Surlingham Lucky Escape

    Is there such thing as a portable depth sounder that could be used on an inflatable? It would be a great little project to survey the area for depth and work out where it was safe to take a cruiser.
  3. TeamElla

    Surlingham Lucky Escape

    It's just as well that 44 footer wasn't in there when we did this then............. (All we had pass us was canadian style canoes)
  4. Hylander

    Surlingham Lucky Escape

    I guess local knowledge is key. I agree. Cant see us going up there any time soon. 
  5. I guess the system realises that if you are using proper punctuation you must be speaking English, nor "American English", in the same way when spelling realises with an S, not a Zeeeeeeee
  6. Paul

    Surlingham Lucky Escape

    We took the rowing boat in to King's Fleet many years ago on a lads week. We moored Princess in the Bargate and rowed up and was surprised to see a Fair Lowliner, one of the 44 footers moored in there. I guess local knowledge is key.
  7. vanessan

    2016 Version Of Swallows And Amazons

    Would that be something like ‘well, shiver me timbers’?
  8. TeamElla

    Surlingham Lucky Escape

    We've been in as far as Kings Fleet on an inflatable tender with electric outboard. Tried a few side passages too but found them blocked by fallen trees. I've got a video taken on part of the journey somewhere.
  9. Paul

    Surlingham Lucky Escape

    Perhaps a subject for Lord Paul and his eye in the sky?
  10. TeamElla

    Surlingham Lucky Escape

    Hello Robin, The staithe is a pleasant stroll away from the Ferry House Pub (and the approach between the houses does not appear to cross any private land, merely passing between adjacent properties). As far as visiting by tender goes, there is a sign at the staithe which deters waterborne visitors. I can't remember the exact wording but it's something like one of these below:- "For the use of local residents only" or "Mooring limited to local residents tenders only" So anyone visiting by boat might get some grief from residents. Other than that it's a peaceful spot to visit on foot. Steve
  11. grendel

    Surlingham Lucky Escape

    perfect trip for someone with a small williams rib I would say
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  13. grendel

    2016 Version Of Swallows And Amazons

    well there are 11 pages of 'mucky words' in the filter guy gibsons dog has nearly 3 pages of variants that will be **** out, and yes most of them are of american origin. (though if we happen to catch you using good old british swearwords in context you will be in trouble
  14. LondonRascal

    Surlingham Lucky Escape

  15. On Friday 17 August there will be intermittent interruptions to the water supply at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station. This will affect showers, toilets and the freshwater hoses and is due to emergency maintenance works being undertaken. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Regards Alan
  16. Victoryv

    What A Difference A Week Makes.

    Perfect ! the usual view whilst transiting. Just don't want to add to the paint marks, already left some in the past.
  17. BroadAmbition

    What A Difference A Week Makes.

    It'll be looking like old stonework with plenty of grooves / scrapes various colours of paint scars, varnish and gel coat markings. Of course you won't have time to view all the above so now as requested you know what its looking like under the bridge. Hope this helps, Griff
  18. Harvey

    Pubs On The River With Garden

    Thanks again for all your replies. I think we have opted for the ferry at Surlingham. We are going Thursday and its forecast to rain! Typical!
  19. Victoryv

    What A Difference A Week Makes.

    Anybody know what its looking like under the bridge today ? need to be through it tomorrow .
  20. BroadAmbition

    2016 Version Of Swallows And Amazons

    Seems a load of betty swarlocks to me Griff
  21. Timbo

    Ant Warning!!!

    Auntie Pat's Cafe opens at 8:30am proper breakfast that is!
  22. vanessan

    2016 Version Of Swallows And Amazons

    Perhaps the system’s not sure of the punctuation and that’s why you got away with it.
  23. grendel

    2016 Version Of Swallows And Amazons

    probably got away with that because I used an english spelling. or proper punctuation.
  24. grendel

    2016 Version Of Swallows And Amazons

    there is some degree of how shall I put it 'mucky word' filtering built into the forum software, unfortunately it (like many other pieces of software) only recognises american mucky words and tends to replace them or star them out accordingly, thus it is you can probably no longer say bobs your uncle and fanny's your aunt.
  25. How nice Cris. When i was a apprentice many years ago, there was one of the engineers called ******( the same name as guy gibsons dog) never found out why no body found it unusual to shout out his name across the workshop the same as you would sam/fred he had a very slight tan but?.he was a very nice chap was always helpful and a good tradesman. John
  26. smellyloo

    2016 Version Of Swallows And Amazons

    I'm not really sure what words are no longer considered unacceptable or even why ..... I've even been modded here for using the word "fag" ...... referring to a ciggy ..... go figure.
  27. BroadAmbition

    Pubs On The River With Garden

    We stopped for a lunchtime hour or so. Sat outside had a hot snack. All seemed good Griff
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