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  1. Hi, Skyway was named after a Chrome BMX i never managed to get, she was released last week and has her first hire on the 3rd of July, hopefully we will release her sooner but I had to draw a line somewhere... as always it seems that behind the scenes there was more to do than we expected ! I think the sales were all done from people ringing up as it wasn't on the internet and I only gave them the release date about a week ago, I have tried to keep the price down, I am probably missing out on a few quid but hopefully that will land me a few loyal customers.. I plan on being here a while yet, even in a couple of years when the frenzy has passed..
    10 points
  2. Most of those buildings are 4 storey, only the top storey is left showing after they sunk.... Honest like. Disclaimer: I may have made that up.
    6 points
  3. I know that there is a planning restriction on the height of new properties in riverside areas which I believe has to do with not spoiling the panoramic view over the marshes. This applies to all cases, unless, of course, you want to build a new visitor centre at Acle Bridge.
    6 points
  4. Is the one behind still growing?
    5 points
  5. Goodwood is great for watching the classic old saloon cars race, four wheel drifting and huge tank slappers is the norm as they come out of the corners arms crossed on the big steering wheels. Monaco now needs a sprinkler system installed and activated at times throughout the race to liven the race up or drop it from the calander because that race yesterday was so boring and I wonder how much more Bottas can take before he quits.
    4 points
  6. First record I can find for the Bridge Pilot is from 1955 and reproduced below. Hoseasons I don't think introduced one until the early 60s. Images of the Blakes pilot at Herbert Woods can be seen on the You Tube film uploaded by Lulu on the thread, " As Seen On Youtube, Broads & Non Broads."
    3 points
  7. Yes They still have The Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Automobile Club de Monaco. That’s the classic GP to us who don’t speak the lingo 🤣🤣🤣🤣 It’s Normally 2 weeks before the Main F1 race.. Funny enough it was on ITV4 the other week.. And it was more of an exciting race .. Great seeing them being raced but sad seeing them crash those old beautiful cars tho.
    3 points
  8. Picked up our boat on Friday 21st. Two nights moored at locations on the Northern Rivers. Each night we had several boats running their engines after 20:00 and before 08:00 and even more speeding past creating a large wash. Not all were hire boats so this is not an us vs them thread. It is a plea to the boat yards to train their customers about civil etiquette, and if by chance some of the offenders do read this forum the hope that they will consider slowing down when going past moored boats and only run your engines between the hours of 08:00 to 20:00 when moored up. Unless due to leave moorings very soon. thank you, thread locked, just in case as this can be an emotive subject.
    3 points
  9. Just wondered what folk have planned for this Bank Holiday, the weather looks changeable but mainly dry(I hope) here on the Broads. We are heading to the South side on Wednesday afternoons low tide, going to have a night around Loddon/Pyes Mill then over to Somerleyton for Thursday evening where the Duke's Head is a distinct possibility, then on to Beccles where we have booked into the Yacht Station Friday, Saturday & Sunday going to see what is on offer for the weekend. After that we have no plans yet, we may head up the Yare towards Norwich we haven't been there for a while and Eileen is after some material to make new curtains! at which point I will draw this to a close. 🙂 I'll update as we go.. John.
    2 points
  10. I am hoping for an easterly then
    2 points
  11. When we first went in 1980 Blakes pilot was just inside Herbert Wood's yard. There was a chalk board on the side of the hut where you put your boats name so you were taken through in order.
    2 points
  12. My favourite pub down south, is The Ferry House at Surlingham. Moorings there are bookable, they have electric posts, but like a Beccles YS, don’t use BA electric cards. Cards for their posts are available in the pub. They also have a water hose for the boats. Great food, friendly welcome, good beer and a big riverside beer garden. Highly recommended. We should be up for the weekend on Norfolk Lady, so will look out for you. They are the BA ones, but there is plenty of space before and after the BA moorings with quay heading to moor with rhond anchors, although the vegetation can be a little overgrown if insufficient visitors have trodden it down previously.
    2 points
  13. Must admit I havent been for ages so thanks for the Heads up on passes. Can always catch it on TV but you cant smell the fumes and rubber on TV
    2 points
  14. I can recommend the moorings and The New Inn at Rockland St Mary , real locals pub and very friendly
    2 points
  15. They're back! Sherz and Linz visit the Broads again May 2021. Always a treat watching these two enjoying the Broads.
    1 point
  16. People keep forgetting how wide boats are today _ I bet that Vesta,Vestella or whatever is not an inch over 10' if that, whilst these days very few boats are under the 12' mark. At Potter that makes all the difference!
    1 point
  17. I remember back in 1964 the pilot said that if me and my brother climbed into the wardrobe in the bow of Gala Girl then he would just be able to get us through the bridge. I cannot imagine the pilot suggesting the same thing in this day and age!! I also remember that just inside Herbert Woods yard there was a replica of the bridge arch so that you could see if your boat would pass through the bridge. This was just on the right hand side where Mallard is now and was swung out over the water when it was needed. Jeff
    1 point
  18. Passed Tideway a couple of times last week , she looks very smart indeed
    1 point
  19. In my early teens I remember one of those at a fairground where a lad I knew tried pushing a candy floss stick up the cigarette delivery slot to try and release the mechanism - he succeeded but only to get a mangled cigarette. Not to be outdone, the next day he returned with a row of ice lolly sticks taped together end to end and returned home with twenty or so cigarettes. I dread to think what would have happened to him if the fairground workers had seen him.
    1 point
  20. In my formative years there was a 'ping the ball bearing into the right hole' machine on Felixstowe pier where you could eventually win a single cigarette - I don't know how long they'd been in the machine but you had to keep blowing it out! Imagine the uproar today.
    1 point
  21. Saw Swiftway at Ludham Bridge, look very nice indeed. Great start there Clive. Hope all goes well.
    1 point
  22. Nice looking boat there Clive 👍👍
    1 point
  23. It was closed last weekend through the weekend, but according to this, it will be overnight: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/our-work/east/a11-thetford-to-attleborough-resurfacing-works/
    1 point
  24. Looks good , hopefully soon be more photos so we can see the interior . Was surprised it only states “will not pass Potter Heigham bridge “ but no mention of Wroxham , surely it has an air draft not permitting Wroxham passage ?
    1 point
  25. Clive's latest boat Skyway, now on sale at Hoseasons https://www.hoseasons.co.uk/boat-holidays/skyway-bh2698
    1 point
  26. The Ferry at Horning now charges £20 for overnight, though it is deductible from your food and/or drinks bill. I paid it because I knew I would be spending more than that on food etc, but it would be excessive if you were only popping in for a couple of drinks.
    1 point
  27. The ferry house Surlingham. In my opinion one of the best pubs on the broads.No charge, but asked to eat at the pub(Always) busy.The New Inn Horning FOC but ask you eat in the pub.Coldham Hall Surlingham £10 taken off the meal.
    1 point
  28. the way I see it, you are on holiday, away for a break, so in my book, i dont mind paying a tenner to get a mooring spot. you pay that at the yacht stations after all.
    1 point
  29. "7ft at average high water" eh? I suspect the 7ft mark on the gauge these days has rotted off having been under water for so long!
    1 point
  30. History of the Helter Skelter's life is on Broadland Memories Learnt something new there as well: the pier was rebuilt in 1958 so must have been brand new when we visited it September 58 on my first Broads boating holiday. One memory of the pier was playing a pinball type machine on which you had to stop a traffic light on green to win a roll of Polo Fruits. I won't tell you how I remember this specifically as today I wouldn't dream of doing something similar.
    1 point
  31. I've started looking forward to our next trip at the end of June, and have recalled that I found Herbert Woods website very helpful for information on good walks. Hope you find this useful Warren. https://www.herbertwoods.co.uk/norfolk-broads/walking/
    1 point
  32. My first experience of a Broads holiday was in 1969. I clearly remember the Hoseasons bridge pilot hut being on the port side of the river just before the entrance to Herbert Woods yard, as you headed towards the bridge from the junction with the Bure. The pilots name then was Charlie Crowe and he was a Broads character back then, with his photo and name printed in the holiday hints handbook that was sent out before your holiday. Blakes had their own pilot, but I can’t remember where their office was. Those were the days, when getting under the bridge wasn’t such a rare occurrence.
    1 point
  33. It looks like there's some foliage, so perhaps it's not far off becoming two storey? If I remember correctly, that property is a sawn-off helter skelter?
    1 point
  34. I've done both festival and the revival a few years ago but no more I'm afraid. It used to be quite inclusive in the early years but the last time we went, having spent quite a bit on travel etc to be there, VIP passes were needed to get anywhere special.
    1 point
  35. I should be in Beccles over the weekend, only to work on the boat. Got a blocked toilet pump out to sort out . It will give me chance to do some other outstanding bits too before we are back in June for another week.
    1 point
  36. Have a look in here - all will be revealed ( You can take part in future reviews as well) https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/planning/planning-policies/development
    1 point
  37. You could have had a room there for the weekend for 26k.Cheap as chips!
    1 point
  38. I think it might be more to do with foundations etc. Those buildings are effectively continuously sinking and have to be periodically jacked up and chocked. I would guess a two-storey building would be really problematic.
    1 point
  39. Nice one I've ordered and received a new battery mechanism for our onboard clock which I'll fit next time down, assuming I have ordered correctly Griff
    1 point
  40. The Happy Hammers only 2 points away from joining you in the CL,and we finished above the Spuds and Woolwich!! COYI
    1 point
  41. News - I have this morning received an offer to buy Deggers share of 'B.A' Full asking price too as it should be considering Degger is asking below market value. Anyroadup I have told the potential custodian to hang fire until he has been onboard and evaluated him and him me and 'B.A' of course. The good thing is, I have known this chap for about 35 years so it could be a match made in Gods Country. Griff
    1 point
  42. The boat that Clive has bought from the Thames is Merlin V. It`s a boat that was based at Benson Waterfront for many years and belonged to an RAF charity for the use of officers and families. Most of the users where pilots from the nearby Benson Helicopter base whose skills as boat Captains was, at best, questionable.
    1 point
  43. Absolutely Lovely job on Tideway, Clive!
    1 point
  44. This is a very interesting little booklet published by the Museum of the Broads. It's packed full of photos, many of which I've not seen before. The book concentrates on the former M&GN lines between North Walsham, Yarmouth and Lowestoft. There's no mention of the Beccles to Yarmouth line. None the less a very interesting book and very reasonably priced at 2.99. Well worth a look.
    1 point
  45. The A149 at Stalham was built on the disused railway track. Just past the small car park at the top of the high street, you can see this old railway crossing gate.
    1 point
  46. I smoke, I know I shouldn't but I do. I am happy with the ban and can't believe we all used to smoke inside pubs and restaurants. I only smoke in my kitchen near a huge extractor hood, if the grandchildren are about I sneak outside. On my own boats I only smoke outside, it just seems to be the right thing to do.
    1 point
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