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  1. There's going to be a fair bit of scraped 'glass on that middle pic, Alan!
  2. So they're down by £3,300,000 in other than "National" interests? Is a reasonable wage £29,588 nowadays? That's the "average" national wage here in the UK and you could re-employ 111.5 staff with that. Here's what the RNLI typically pay now: https://jobs.rnli.org/wd/plsql/wd_portal.list?p_web_site_id=2464&p_function=map&p_title=All+current+jobs Still, it's worth bearing in mind that the highest paid jobs in the country belong to chief executives and senior officials, who earn a median of £97,000. So the £189,000-a-year chief executive Mark Dowie isn't doing too bad, is he?.
  3. What a great shame indeed. A true professional, ever with a smile and helpful advice.# They'll have a very hard job replacing him!
  4. Several years ago it was so bad at the WRC that they obtained permissin to eliminate the whole flock on the grounds of safety. That is, peeps slipping on it and falling in. It made the WRC a heck of a lot nicer place to stay!
  5. I was fortunate enough to arrive, with Great-Granddaughter, at my Granddaughters house in Hemel Henpstead early yesterday afternoon. The television set was tuned to Sky cricket and Stokesie and Jonny B were batting with an England result looking very positive. To my incomprehension (and rage) Bairstow threw away his wicket with a senseless attempted shot. It just isn't good enough and Paul's words above were leaping off my lips at that time! And then, truly, words fail me. Yes, even me, Peter! Magnificent, colossul, unbelievable, prodigious, titanic; I can't find enough words to describe my feelings, even now, for that immortal ending. Thank you, Ben Stokes, for truly lighting up my sporting life.
  6. A Warm "Welcome Aboard" the good ship NBN, Wayne.
  7. Exactly what I was originally trying to suggest..........
  8. Melvyn, Hi, and a warm "Welcome Aboard" the Good Ship NBN. In such conditions as Alan mentions we have always stopped in an open bit of the river before we intend to moor and see if the wind or tide is the over-riding factor. You'll soon see which is the stronger.
  9. But will the yards let newbies out in those conditions, Peter? Imagine the potential chaos at Ludham Bridge for starters. (P.S. Mods, what happened to over 2300 of my posts? Peter still has his).
  10. It was a Saturday afternoon, 3 years ago, when we were stuck onboard Fiday Girl at Acle bridge with strong winds gusting up to 35 mph. At about 4pm a hire boat from Wroxham struggled past us and then turned to come in nose to nose with us.... The elderley couple were already distressed and I attempted to shout helpful instructions into the howling wind but they couldn't hear. A few minutes later, with our bow roller hanging half off, we managed to tie them up. So what tomorrow? From 10.00 - 17.00 the wind forecasts are for SW 25/26mph and gusts to over 45mph. I wouldn't personally take my own boat out in those conditions.
  11. We took our 22ft Fairline holiday from Dartmouth to Brundall via Guernsey (first pic at St Peters Port before we renamed her) and she had a single petrol engine. We crossed from Gt Yarmouth to Holland (second pic in Zierikzee) a couple of times a year later on.
  12. So very eloquently and well written sentiments, Fred and Vaughan. Hear! Hear!
  13. A warm "Welcome Aboard" the good ship NBN from us too, Spray.
  14. Ah well, it's footy (soccer) in just under a month..........................................
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