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  2. chameleon

    I Still Ain't Deaded!

    spoke to him last week, recovered from his pneumonia and was busy filming (young nubile females I believe)
  3. Wildfuzz

    I Still Ain't Deaded!

    So where is Timbo now! Anyone seen or heard from him?
  4. vanessan

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    Same here. When we share the driving when journeying up to Norfolk, whoever is passenger usually drops off to sleep anyway so I guess we must be pretty comfortable with each others driving.
  5. vanessan

    Thiswan Says Hi

    to the Broads addiction society from me too!
  6. vanessan

    Meanwhile, Back At The Bins...

    And then take your bottles and cans away afterwards!
  7. Islander

    New Web Cam Coming On Stream

    Morning all. Can't stop as of to have lunch with friends as its Ruth's Birthday. Vaughan, the new steel pole now provides the power to the island. The old pole was not going to last much longer. There is a story about Roger and the electric which I will relate when I have more time or next time you and Suzi are here. The trees have been reduced or removed to protect the wall and old gaol but while the quayheading was being replaced they caught the wall with the digger bucket and half of it fell down. We had lots of bods with clipboards discussing what was to be done but in the end just a flint wall was put there and no gaol. As Mark has pointed out we have our share of undesirables who during the warmer months think it's their right to mess with the boats moored on the green. Several have been taken only to be recovered in the city. There are many improvements that could be made at the green. The webcam is a step in the right direction but I would not want to moor my boat overnight without being onboard. Anyway, the sun is out and the green looks a picture. The fishermen have moved in and people are feeding the ducks. What more can you want in the middle of November. Colin
  8. addicted

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    My husband is the worst back seat driver ever! I refuse to drive with him as a passenger as it is positively dangerous! The down side of this is that I don't get to drive as often as I should, but in all honesty driving isn't half as enjoyable these days as it once was anyway, so I don't feel I'm missing out on much. Carole
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  10. Indeed it has! In the mid 70s there was a very serious scheme to build a flood barrier across the Haven at Gt Yarmouth. This was about the time they were building the Thames Barrier and so Norfolk wanted one too! It very nearly got built but in the end public opinion (including mine) won over and it was cancelled. What was the reason we were against it? Because it would be fine at stopping surge tides but once it was physically in place, it might be used by all sorts of environment "experts" who would say "Why don't we use it to raise the overall level by 4 inches?" Or alternately - "Why don't we use it to drop the level by 4 inches?" Nowadays, in the upper reaches, we can see clearly how much of a drastic difference that 4 inches can make! We also saw recently that the Thames Barrier is completely ineffectual when it comes to rainwater flooding in the upper reaches and that has the same effect on the Broads. There are many who say that the lower Bure needs deeper dredging to get the flow of water out to sea and I am one of them but the more we discuss it, I am not so sure it is the single solution, on its own. Personally I believe that the problem started when they began to "protect" huge areas of meadow by building flood banks so that the land could be given over to arable crops. The problem was that those meadows had been deliberately used as washlands, to absorb the water from surge tides. Now that these large tracts of land are once again being returned to grazing meadow I don't see why parts of the bank cannot be lowered to allow them once again to become washlands. I believe we would see a big difference if that happened.
  11. ranworthbreeze

    Thiswan Says Hi

    Hello Thiswan, Welcome to the forum. Regards Alan
  12. TostockTimonier

    Thiswan Says Hi

    from me three Thiswan
  13. Hockham Admiral

    Thiswan Says Hi

    Welcome aboard, Thiswan!
  14. Hylander

    Meanwhile, Back At The Bins...

    If they did it would be a question of bring your own booze because it would be beyond them to organise a decent bar.
  15. JanetAnne

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    "NagNav" love it!
  16. BroadAmbition

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    Being a NagNav I would offers ain't a sexist thing, male or female alike are equally capable of it. Being on the receiving end of it - if you are driving, concentrating and also trying to enjoy the journey - It ain't nice. Anyroadup, in our particular situation it is now cured and sorted. As for helming the boat - I wish, MrsG rarely takes the helm, I wish she would do more of it Griff
  17. MauriceMynah

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    Driving a car, Being married. Both need a license, now you know why. I am a lousy passenger too, I am another one who "brakes" on behalf of the driver, though only once did it get me into trouble. In a friends 'company car' he, his wife and I were going to a pub. He was driving. As we approached a junction, I braked. Almost immediately I was asked to be the back seat passenger. He was a driving instructor, and the car had duel controls.
  18. BroadAmbition

    Meanwhile, Back At The Bins...

    It's a shame the same common sense can't be applied. If you want to attract visitors you have to provide facilities for them. And that is the nail being hit firmly and squarely on the head. We all of us know, that is hirers, privateers, anglers, twitchers, canoodlists, cyclists - the whole lot - about the need for basic facilities and applying common sense. I find it infuriating that the powers that be who are 'In control' (Really?) cannot or refuse to apply common sense and get it sorted out. It ain't rocket science, and nowhere near the levels of debate required for Brexit, its just a few refuse points around the system that require managing. For goodness sake. God help the guests if they ever had to organising a party in a brewery Griff
  19. SwanR

    Meanwhile, Back At The Bins...

    I was thinking about whether the situation with regard to boat waste could be likened to any other leisure industry. With holiday camps and caravan sites, the owners pay for the collection of waste. That's the case at the site where we have our caravan. So is that what happens also at marinas where owners have their permanent moorings? Not that you could necessarily be out on your boat for an extended time and keep all waste for disposing of back at base, I understand that. As for facilities at public moorings, one could argue that this is the same as any resort where daytrippers come, spend their money in the local economy, and leave their rubbish behind at the end of the day, handled therefore by local rubbish collection? It's a shame the same commonsense can't be applied. If you want to attract visitors you have to provide facilities for them.
  20. MauriceMynah

    My Day

    Hope the train was OK, it looks like a classic.
  21. MauriceMynah

    Meanwhile, Back At The Bins...

    Hmmm, yes,,, errm… Hello thin ice, here I come! This is political, but not party political so as such I believe allowable. Government in this country (of any party) receives an absolute fortune every year. What it chooses to spend it on has always been thought a tricky subject. Defence? NHS? Social services? the list goes on.... and on. I understand that there is an argument in favour of overseas aid (though I don't remember what it is) but what I do believe s that if Brexit saved us x billions a year, and if overseas aid were to stop, and if government spent each and every penny as if it were their own, we would not be one iota better off. There would still be food banks or the need for them. Remember your parents, remember how they had to be careful to make ends meet. Nothing changes, nothing ever will... nothing ever can.
  22. SwanR

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    Just as on the boat, we share the driving when we're out and about. None of this sexist nonsense in our house!
  23. Maxwellian

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    My Sara does that too. I tell her to get her foot off the brake. After many years of marriage it does tend to turn into background noise.
  24. TheQ

    The View From Work This Morning

    The figure given for the number of houses over 1 million was early on this year, 768553. Not my view from work but near enough my view for today, https://www.horning-sailing.club/webcams.php
  25. Hylander

    Meanwhile, Back At The Bins...

    Yep , like it or lump it - charity begins at home and always will do, trouble is those who hold the purse strings and so busy sitting on the fence they forget about our own folk who are really struggling.
  26. Maxwellian

    Thiswan Says Hi

    welcome from me too
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