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  1. Hi all, good news to share with you (and no it isn't an April fools joke before someone asks!) Best, Tom Progress update on St Benet’s Abbey 24 hour moorings (1 April) The Broads Authority is delighted that following negotiations with the Environment Agency and the Landowner an agreement has been reached regarding the future of the 24 hour mooring at St Benet’s Abbey. This iconic mooring location on the River Bure has been secured as a Broads Authority 24-hour mooring as the future of the piling has now been resolved. The legal agreements are being drawn up, but in the
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  2. Sorry for the double post but here's the update as promised. Best, Tom Progress update on St Benet’s Abbey 24 hour moorings (23 March) As reported last week, the Authority took the decision to barrier off approximately half of the length of our St Benet’s 24 hour moorings due to safety concerns. We understand boaters’ frustrations with this news and have an update to issue on this matter to provide further context and re-assurance. As reported to Broads Authority Members on Friday 19 March, the Broads Authority has a lease agreement to use the piling and a small strip of la
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  3. The Consort but also a husband. I love this photo as it captures both aspects. Rest in peace, an officer and a gentleman.
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  4. Tideway is finished and on her second hire! Here are some photos!
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  5. The Navigation Committee under the auspice of the Broads Authority have decreed under regulation 45, subsection 2(a) and 2(b) of the dictate dated the 12th March 1984 that the use of the so called Mud Weight will be withdrawn from Hire Boats and from private boats as from the 1st July 2021. This edict has regrettably come about due to the intransigence of the boat owner/helm/crew and general know alls that frequent The Norfolk Broads National Park. The incidence of Broadland Back and Holiday Hernia has increased dramatically over the last few years. It should be remembered that the
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  6. Hi all, thank you for your questions about Ranworth and sorry for the delay. I have been on annual leave and busy with a few other bits. I have consulted with my colleagues in the Ranger team and can clarify the situation for you below: We have just opened up a new Broads Authority Visitor Centre at Ranworth in the building that was previously occupied by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT). As part of this new visitor centre, we will be offering boat trips on our electric powered vessel Liana. Liana will be moored on the right-hand side at the upper end of the dinghy dyke, howev
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  7. "Times Up" As Bradley Walsh says. There were no IOU's, dead spiders or old washers but there were a couple of small foreign coins that had sneaked in The total amount was:- £310:18 So by my reckoning NeilB with £302:50 was the closest being only £7:68 from the total. Well done £10:00 will be donated to the Forum funds on your behalf Griff
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  8. Awoke Monday morning with the alarm after only 4 Hrs kip - I'm getting too old for this sort of carry on Upholstery - I knew that due to me altering the battens on the back of the uprights here at home it would cause issues fitting it onboard, which it did. However with a trusty multi cutter it was soon rectified and fitted. Proper chuffed, lets see how long this lot lasts for. The seat cushions are now a lot more firm and very pleasant, look good too Then it was the turn of that fridge door, it turned out not to be a straight swap, I had to transfer over a bottom bracket which en
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  9. I have nothing but respect and admiration for the man. RIP in peace Sir. Condolences to his huge family Griff
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  10. Having spoken to Simon, the owner, this morning, I can confirm that the Bikes are NOT permitted anywhere near the bridge. They will be instructed to go to Bridge Broad. As for people commenting on the cost, give it a break. If you don't want a bit of fun on the water, don't hire one. There will be plenty of people keen for a go and £25 for an hour's fun is nowt. After being couped up for months, people will be keen to get outside and enjoy the environment.
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  11. Good news to end the month, Youngest son (35 ) qualified as a proper surveyor today. December 2019 he left Estate Agency and joined the companys surveying programme. He is dyslexic and really had to work twice as hard as others. After the last year of disruption to his training and a stack of hard work he was awarded ARICS. I managed to help him for the first six months but after that he left me behind, I probably wouldn't qualify now. To say I am proud is an understatement.
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  12. It's a broads forum, anybody bored with broads piccys may have joined the wrong group
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  13. We think our new crew member is going to take to boating life. He was a nervous wreck when we started the engine but very quickly settled down once it was running. We started it again a few times throughout the day and he was fine. We decided to stay in the marina and just get him used to getting on and off the boat, the general sights and sounds and moving around on board. He wasn't fussed about the geese thank goodness. We will probably go up next weekend and stay. He’s a tired boy now we are home. It’s been a busy day. Meet Desmond, our two year old whippet
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  14. I wish I could join you John. I have just had an e-mail offering to clean the outside of my boat for a good price, as it is looking a bit tatty and "you know what the others in the marina are like. They want all the boats to look tidy". I continue to pay the river toll, insurance and the moorings and I have also paid for winterising and servicing. If the others in the marina don't like the look of a boat that COVID has prevented me from using since autumn 2019 and probably still won't be able to visit this year, then they are more than welcome to go on board and clean the bugger for thems
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  15. A Broads coffee. Not had one of these since October Galley has some surface mould Everywhere else not too bad. Heating on. Bilges dry Griff
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  16. I , like many other members I’m sure , would like to thank Tom for posting the updated information so quickly after it was confirmed and to end any further speculation as to St Benêts immediate future , I fully understand and agree that the BA could not publish any ongoing discussions prior to an agreement being established between any interested parties. Having an official of the BA as an active posting member on the NBN is most certainly an enviable asset .
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  17. well its happened, the doctor has told me i need to get more exercise and lose some weight, 10 minutes on the treadmill indoors daily isnt cutting the mustard, so I decided to look for some local walks, living in a city there havent traditionally been any good places to walk to, that could be described as countryside, however, it suddenly struck me today, that the army land is not far from my house, and when I looked it up, there are a few footpaths crossing it. so today I set out for a real walk, the big problem is that the first 1/4 mile to the woods is uphill all the way, that nearly killed
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  18. Thanks for the comments, we had to go a long way backwards first but we are really happy with the outcome,
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  19. To stop me getting bored sat at home I decided now the bike is finished I would look for another project. I did think about a paddle board but I don’t think I would use it much so decided on a Canoe. Me being me I didn’t want to just go out and buy one so took to the internet to search for wooden kits, I finally settled on a Canadian Canoe from Fyne Boat Kits. The kit was duly delivered within 5 days and unpacking the box you pick up an item and think what on Earth is this bit so I forced my self to sit down and read the build manual. The manual is very good and explains thi
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  20. Don’t know if I’m allowed to post this as it’s sort of advertising but I think they’re great. Well done Mr Clive Sir.
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  21. Sorry if this is boring, my wife just txt me to say they have 987 ppl booked in for their jab today. The numbers are going up weekly and the teams have really become super efficient at processing ppl through the hub. One thing to note, they get around 20 to 30 no shows each day which I find a bit bizzare. So come 3pm frantic phone calls go out to GP surgery's to find replacements, they have even taken ppl off the Street somedays in an attempt not to waste a single dose. All power to the thousands of NHS Staff, military personal and of course the wonderful volunteers across the UK that are work
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  22. Hi all, Please see below an update on progress at the St Benet’s Abbey moorings, further to the email I sent you last week. Progress update on St Benet’s Abbey 24 hour moorings (23 March) As reported last week, the Authority took the decision to barrier off approximately half of the length of our St Benet’s 24 hour moorings due to safety concerns. We understand boaters’ frustrations with this news and have an update to issue on this matter to provide further context and re-assurance. As reported to Broads Authority Members on Friday 19 March, the
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  23. Illegal is normally used to define an act in contravention of criminal law, unlawful means a breach in any situation governed by a set of "laws". This could be a contravention of employment law or some other area of uk law, but could equally mean breaking the laws of rugby, for example deliberately throwing the ball into touch during a rugby match would be "unlawful", but it is not of course "illegal". As for the erosion of civil liberties then those liberties come with responsibilities as does the governance of them. In times of exceptional need it is right and proper for government to
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  24. Was sent a picture today of our new canopy that was fitted by Jeckells. The majority of it was fitted in January, but the extra bit was finished today. I’ve been told by Paul at the yard, that it’s all good. Just looking forward to travelling up to Norfolk soon to see it for ourselves.
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  25. To get the thread back on track - just to say that we are taking a day off working on our bungalow to have a couple of nights on board Norfolk Lady. Not sure yet where we will go tomorrow, but it’ll be good to get back out on the river.
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  26. RIP Prince Phillip, Bless his royal cotton socks, if I can stand to attention like that at his age I will consider myself lucky
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  27. Thanks Jean. Yes we did move in one day, although we did get the lorry Wednesday afternoon and load most of it by the evening. It took a while finishing up this morning and cleaning the old house through, but we left around midday and got to the new property around 14:30. Unfortunately, the solicitors took their time with the legal bit and we didn’t get the keys until 16:00. But we’re in now and reflecting on a long, but satisfying day. The next few days will be hard work, trying to sort our possessions and thinning out what we should have done before we moved, but we’re happy to have arr
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  28. Packing, packing . . . . . . . . . and more packing. If I suggest at any time in the future that I want to move again, please shoot me!! How we fitted all of this toot in a small house is beyond me and I am painfully aware that a lot more ‘thinning out’ will have to be done as we settle into our bungalow (but at least it has a sizeable loft 😁). I can’t see there’ll be much rest for me for several weeks as renovation and decoration gets underway. Just a few more bits to pack now before we say goodbye to Northampton life and a new start in Norfolk. Roll on the weekend. It’ll be busy, b
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  29. A few more from 58, mainly Potter. I have posted a couple of these previously. It's my younger brother swabbing the decks. We used to shove him up the chimney at home.
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  30. Few more from same holiday. Stokesby and Acle.
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  31. Just to update, and close this. We had the most AMAZING 4 days on the Broads. Weather was gorgeous (if BL**DY cold at night!) and there is no doubt that 'life at 4 mph' is incredibly relaxing. Day 1 (afternoon/evening): Stalham - Horning. Had booked the Swan Inn for 6:45, and slightly worried when we arrived and there were no moorings. We could have doubled up, but weren't sure of the etiquette. We drove round for a bit, and then found a little pontoon downstream by St Benedict's church, where we moored. A brisk walk to the pub and a very decent meal. Day 2: Decided to set off e
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  32. It’s definitely progressing, all four planks fitted and forward bulkhead fitted the centre bulkhead is just a temporary one and will be removed once the hull is epoxied. Once the rear bulkhead is fitted the planks will be adjusted to get them fair then the inside joints will have an epoxy fillet applied before the wire is removed.
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  33. RIGHT, Enough already. It’s warm n sunny I’m armed with flash, micro fibre cloths, copious amounts of hot water The upper scupper - All of it is getting a right bolloxing whilst at anchor. I could be here a while Griff
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  34. Oh dear! I am sorry if you thought my remark was condescending, or even aimed at you personally. It certainly wasn't intended to be and reading it back, I still don't think it looks that way. It seems so easy to offend, these days.
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  35. Thank you Your Highness , we will miss you
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  36. Southern Broads are just wonderf...no they are awful...just stay away!
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  37. Finally !!!!!! A day afloat , Cerise Lady fired up on both engines with no problems , she was dry and fresh inside without any smell of dampness , needed the surfaces wiping down , and the water/moisture traps replacing , but all’s good , motored to Ranworth for a quick lunch then we will head back to the wet shed and home . back onboard Monday week to sleep over for a few days
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  38. We had a leisurely chug to Pyes Mill. Although a few clouds developed, it is a beautiful, if somewhat chilly day. There are a few boats out, private and hire and even a couple from Herbert Woods that have strayed across Breydon!! Here are a few more photos taken today.
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  39. He more than 'did his bit'! Rest in peace, Sir.
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  40. This is where I get a bit annoyed! Petrol is more globally polluting than Diesel, (more "greenhouse" gasses). Diesel is more locally polluting than Petrol, (more soots and smuts). The jury is still out on electric/hybrid cars, or at least I've heard/read no definitive arguments. I am unaware of any manufacturer making a diesel hybrid car, which must be the ultimate vehicle for distance motoring. I accept that a significant amount of the electricity generated in this country is done without burning fossil fuels, but I am further aware that we as a country imports an also signifi
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  41. Gt Yarmouth Yacht station, the perfect place for paddle boards and floating bicycles.
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  42. You lot, honestly! Search on St Bennets and when it says "results for St Benets" click underneath for "St Bennets" and you'll find quite a bit of stuff like this: https://www.artgallerysw.co.uk/product/st-bennets-abbey/ They're probably using all the old spellings and names? The map is based on the London Underground style which itself is based on an electrical wiring diagram style. The stations on the underground map are on alternate sides of the line. Just buy one and enjoy it!
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  43. You see - you should have faith! Well done to everyone involved!
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  44. But it’s glorious today, if a tad breezy!! Back home tonight to finish packing and move to Norfolk on Thursday. Roll on the glorious 12th!!
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  45. It is very much appreciated - thank you so much for your ongoing support xx As has been said, I don't believe there is a question of financial support being needed for Craig's database at this stage. Offers to assist with preserving, continuing to maintain and to take the database onwards have been put forward from more that one source and I'm sure that Kerris will do what she feels is best when she is ready. I am certain that Craig will have done regular backups of the database, and that those backups will no doubt be able to restore any data that has been lost in the intervening months/
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  46. Surprise, surprise! We had a phone call from the doctor this morning, and we have both had the jab. We also have a date for the 2nd one, on 2nd June. I had assumed we weren't going to get anything until the autumn, if you go by all the bad news about Europe. It was the Astra Zenica jab as well - I suggested to the doctor he had been holding that for us, as it is only fit for the British!
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  47. I would imagine that someone setting up the meeting may have contacted the legal team for an update, found things were still in progress, so no need to add it to the numerous topics for discussion when there was nothing to report, after all these meetings do have other matters of import to discuss, so why waste everyones time with nothing to report, and the possibility of getting sidetracked into a discussion on the topic. I cant see a problem there.
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  48. And never will be. The virus is not going away. The best we can hope for is that it can be controlled with vaccinations and our ability to develop an immunity to it over the coming years. Like it or not, living with Covid will be like living with ‘flu and it will cause additional deaths and hospitalisation for many. What is for sure is that it has been a contentious subject for discussion on here and social media. The feeling of alienation generated by some has been hard to take. Arguments about interpretation of the rules have been rife. This has brought out the best and worst in p
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  49. I don't think it's interpretation in many cases, but respect. There has been very little respect for the latest lock down in our area and it is no surprise we are now have the highest infection rate in the country. This is not about people not knowing, or misinterpreting the rules, we have hidden behind those excuses too long. It is about people blatantly knowing what they are doing is wrong but doing it anyway. And as for the "protesters" yesterday it is time we started treating these people in the manner which protects the populace not these morons. Water canon are very effective. Peop
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