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  2. Currys? B & Q? But you may need to change the jets!
  3. Ferry and Johnson two very good old broads yards in my opinion. Always liked Johnson boats very smart, I didn't visit the broads for some years back then and was surprised Johnson had close when I returned. Very modern and popular fleet. Shame
  4. We're very well, thanks Tim. We live in rural south west France where there is no virus (yet) but I think France's figures have gone up because they all set off from Paris to the Mediterranean beaches, like lemmings, at this time of year and I think they are carting the virus around with them! I don't suppose we shall see any improvement until they all go back to what they call work. We are resigned to staying away from England for as long as it takes - maybe next spring - as it is just not worth the hassle of trying to travel. Meantime my daughter and family are enjoying our boat at weekends!
  5. One of our owners used to bring his African Grey parrot complete in its cage
  6. David Thank you for the apology but it is not needed, I try not to give offence likewise I do not take it, I just accept that in a debate people trying to express an opinion sometimes get things a little wrong, as I said I don`t have a problem with the principal of double mooring and have and possibly will continue to allow it at my discretion. As there are new people coming to the Broads all the time who may not be familiar with past issues I will give my take on this in the hope it helps to clarify the problem. Back in 2012 when this reared its head the BA undertook this policy under pressure from the hire boat federation because as Vaughan correctly said there was a reduction in available moorings with the demise of several hire yards many of whom became private marinas this was compounded by the increase in size by a lot of the new builds on the fleets, this policy was abandoned a year later when it became obvious it could not be legally enforced, sadly this has not only seen an increase in the number of people trying to impose this on others, but an increase in incidences in totally unsuitable places like Irstead, How Hill and Potter Heigham. Ironically in 2014 the BA decide that one of the moorings that they had designated as suitable ie Hoveton Viaduct should be halved because of underuse, some sort of joined up thinking in play there. While I understand you have a background of boating at Sea I have never taken and never will take a boat to Sea so I only have limited knowledge, while I understand yours and others experience on this to me the main difference on the accepted mooring etiquette revolves around two factors, one being the difference in distance between moorings and varying sea conditions, the other being and I stand to be corrected is that all Marinas, Harbours etc are privately owned including any local authority ones for which you pay a fee to use and therefore they are entitled to impose whatever conditions they choose, likewise on the Broads should I moor on privately owned moorings like Stokesby or Salhouse for example I to would expect to pay and agree to the T & Cs including double mooring if applicable. Fred
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  8. I'll let you find them!!!! Its been so dry she will definitely leak! If it chucks it down, watch the front top windows! It can well up in the runners! Guaranteed to pour down just as you want to go under Beccles but as you said yesterday it would have been possible with the canopy up! We never took her under the old railway bridge at Geldeston - the cut needless to say wasn't there. All sounds idyllic - the Broads at their best!
  9. Personally I would accept an increase in tolls specifically for (and ringfenced) boat waste disposal points and collection, out sourced if necessary. The advantages of having bins at all moorings is obvious. Also as a responsible dog owner I find that more than a few hours on a hot day turns our boat into a bio hazard. As fans of wild moorings we usually have a haul of other people's rubbish on board too. We live on the coast and the residents do a beach clean once a month. I have a feeling that my idea won't be popular though
  10. I would also mention that inverters and battery chargers must be installed with good ventilation, to get rid of the heat that they give off. This also helps to avoid condensation.
  11. Yesterday
  12. And you're going to want to drag it through the water for a bit to get the mud off before it gets anywhere near the boat.
  13. Sailed at about 0930 for Horning. Called in at Southgates for a pump out (£15) then on the front at New Inn. Had a couple in the garden. Girls went off to get bbq meat but drew a blank as butchers sadly shut. So instead of stopping at Salhouse it was off to Wroxham. After securing victuals we meandered on one of my favourite stretches of river to Coltishall common. BBQ and fishing followed by the tv on. One eyed stag regarding tomorrow’s plans Griff
  14. It's the often quite unnecessary, for the Broads, display of electronic wizardry above the fly-bridge that creates the problem!
  15. We are planning to go north for the middle part of our fortnight, but should be back down south for our final half week. Hope to see you.
  16. They make good ballast you know
  17. Hi all, Somerleyton swing bridge is now working again. Best, Tom
  18. I'm not sure if you have to pay extra for a "special" aircraft registration, but once issued to one particular aircraft, it's not transferable to another one. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  19. JennyMorgan


    No laughing matter! I would treat the children as my own, pick them up, play with them, indeed be totally familiar with them. I had a matter of seconds to win them over, to gain mum's confidence, to produce a picture that would sell, to do that I had to win a smile, even a laugh. I had to be their friend and to make them mine. It was a great way to make a living. More than once I helped mum with her baby, changing nappies even. Being a child portrait photographer was more about being a people person, being totally at ease with children, than it was about being a photographer.
  20. Last week
  21. 5 normal boats or 8 water rails.
  22. Thanks Grendel, will have a look and not bother if it appears too weedy.
  23. Bridges update! Good morning Network Rail has now advised Somerleyton Swingbridge is not currently able to open to boats due to high temperatures. Reedham Swingbridge is currently operational again. Kind regards Karen Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk
  24. Thankyou for your reply. Yes I believe it has lots of potential for the right person. If someone has the ability to do the work themselves, they could make it into a very nice boat. Just looking for that enthusiastic skilled person.
  25. I would just add when we moor we keep away from the bus shelter unless you want to know all about the people who are waiting for a bus why they have to talk so loudly at a bus stop on there phones, other wise can be good for city just go over Bishops bridge and up past the Cathedral to market square. John
  26. Good morning Network Rail has informed us that Reedham Bridge is currently unable to swing due to mechanical failure. Kind regards. Karen Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 Good afternoon Network Rail has advised Somerleyton bridge is unable to swing due to the heat. Reedham bridge is currently operational. Kind regards. Karen. Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk Good afternoon Update on planned works Station Road in Cantley will be closed between 22:00 on Weds 19th August and 05:00 on Mon 24th August due to engineering works by Network Rail. The Pedestrian bridge remains open. This will affect vehicle access to the slipway at Cantley. Kind regards. Karen Karen Tyrrell Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, NR1 1RY Tel: 01603 756035 : karen.tyrrell@broads-authority.gov.uk
  27. Incidentally I have seen a lot of first timers asking on social media about routes they can plan around being in a pub every night. That’s definitely not for me but seems to be the image some folk have of a Broads holiday. Like you I would have enjoyed people and boat watching from afar.
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