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  2. Wymondham? Nobby enough to have both a Waitrose AND a Morrisons!
  3. It was a reconditioned turbo from French Marine with an exchange for the old one .
  4. Time to move? We do tolerate incomers! (Most of 'em)
  5. Good afternoon South Walsham slipway will be closed on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 November 2019 while urgent repairs are made. We apologise for any inconvenience but the repairs are essential for safety reasons. 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
  6. I'm not talking about them falling over...you know who I'm looking at over my glasses ... I've just spent an afternoon at my day job advising a landscape management authority on the content on their tourist information boards. The authority involved had received quite a lot of negative comment from visitors and stakeholders about the information contained on these notices. The main complaint can be characterised in one comment. "I wanted to know about the history of the location but the only information available was about non-descript brown birds which we could not see." This instantly struck a chord with me. I recently brought RT back to the Northern Broads and moored up for the night at the Tea Gardens. "I wonder why they are called the Tea Gardens?" asked Alli who had been volunteered as crew. "I don't know. There's a tourist information board over there, let's go find out!" I replied. We sauntered over to find a a board full of information about non-descript brown birds which were hiding and not visible at the location at that time of year at that time of day and nothing about the history of the location. As part of the meeting today I was confronted with a blinkered wildlife organisation also attending the meeting while we were on a site visit. "There's no history here, the wildlife is the important thing that we need to get visitors to appreciate!" said the wildlife bod. While we walked along the path we were caught up by a group of American Tourists. As we walked along I picked up shards of Roman pottery, a whet stone, several neolithic pot boilers and an Elizabethan silver penny from the plough soil by the headland. The tourists were fascinated and asked so many questions I went into 'tour guide mode'. I pointed out the remains of the abandoned medieval village. We spoke about the plague, agricultural revolution, I gave them directions to the next village along which was the former home of one of the Pilgrim Father's which was one of the reasons they were visiting the area. The tourists moved on leaving me Β£60 in tips which I donated to the management authority as my contribution to their new 'inclusive' tourist information boards. The rambling point I'm getting to, is that the information boards around the Broads are in a similar state. Other than at specific recognised historic locations such as St Bennets or Potter Bridge, there is little or no information included on signage for the tourist interested in things other than non descript brown birds. Norfolk is a landscape shaped by man. It's a landscape so drenched in history you couldn't swing a duck, if you can find one, without hitting archaeology. So please, could we start to have signage which is inclusive of all interests? Rant over, I'm now off to report my finds to the county archaeologist and finish this article on 18th Century perfumers.
  7. I was thinking more of moored boats..........
  8. grendel


    Thanks for that we will edit the listing, its always difficult to keep these things up to date.
  9. Good afternoon We have been informed by Network Rail that Somerleyton Swing Bridge is now 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 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734
  10. Just heard from the BA. They are aware of the boat and are keeping their beady on it. The owner apparently has as taken to hospital. Best wishes to him. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  11. Now whose idea was it in the first place to going showing our hose?? Then you chicken out πŸ”πŸ”!! All mouth and trousers (or in your case hose).
  12. the big show always has something 304mm to the foot scale parked in the middle, this year its
  13. Good morning Please find attached ABP Lowestoft Notice to Mariners No 32 2019 – Notification of Dredging Activities Lowestoft Harbour. 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 LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS NOTIFICATION OF DREDGING ACTIVITIES LOWESTOFT HARBOUR Mariners and Port-Users are advised that dredging activities are scheduled for Lowestoft as follows:- Vessel UKD ORCA – Due at Lowestoft on or around 27/11/19. Expected duration of works: 3 days. Normal working hours: 24hr Vessel UKD Seahorse – Due at Lowestoft on or around 30/11/19. Expected duration of works: 3 days. Normal working hours: 0700-1900hrs The dredgers will be working in both Lowestoft Inner and Outer Harbour areas. They will display lights and shapes for dredging activities as prescribed in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. The vessels will maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch 14. Vessel movements will be co-ordinated via Lowestoft Port Control. Mariners and Port Users are requested to afford the dredgers a wide berth while they are undertaking dredging operations Please contact Lowestoft Port Control, VHF Ch14, or Tel. 01502 572286, if further information is required Harbour Master 21st November 2019
  14. Hi Floyd The 35 amp charger is only big enough to maintain two 100/110 amp batteries you need a larger enough size charger to be able to charge at a high enough amperage to keep in tip top condition if batteries aren't charged at their max amps periodically they won't last as long as they could, if you have more than two batteries you need a higher output charger to be able to deep charge them to get the maximum life from them. John
  15. if you have ever had to work in a unix / linux computer environment where every letter has to be the correct case too or it wont recognise it, you will understand why you have to be very careful when checking these things, plus I am an ex drawing office manager where pattern recognition goes a long way toward making sure things are correct when checking users drawings, I used to be able to spot there was an error in a drawing at a glance, but then sometimes took me an hour or more to find what it actually was. (like spotting a misplaced decimal point on a whole schematic drawing).
  16. After watching those videos back.....Time to scrub down those decks me thinks
  17. Yesterday
  18. Thanks for posting the photos of Moonlight Shadow Warren.
  19. Yes, your layout is quite unique, Chiltern Lady is very similar to Dutch Bounty.
  20. Last week
  21. So our local 'meadow ladies' had better keep their aft hooves together then !!
  22. He's won me over, he doesn't like JP!
  23. Well I’m blowed! If I’d have known, I’d have stopped by to say hello!πŸ˜€
  24. I too carefully chose my house, but just by observation no maps required. By those maps we would be on an island, but I still wouldn't be able to more at the bottom of the garden, but 400 Yards away..
  25. That is also another reason we are not entertaining a caravan. We plan to make us of a lot of pub car parks and also french aires when travelling europe. Caravans are not allowed.
  26. And after the Unofficial Official start to Christmas last night it's now just...
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