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Hockham Admiral

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  1. I really thought that they were Roman diggings, weren't they, Peter?
  2. What on Earth do you drive, John... a Humvee?
  3. Delilah, Hi It's the forum software which will upgrade your quota when you reach 50 posts (and become a Full Member). Glad you don't keep a good man down!
  4. In fact we have both, surely? The yards are selling off old boats and building new ones while tolls also go up and up.
  5. And a very warm Welcome Aboard from us too, Jamboboatman.
  6. Lovely to have you aboard, Delilah and a very warm Welcome!
  7. Jamboboatman hello, thank you for the intro and a warm welcome aboard the good ship NBN.
  8. Paul, hi. I think that we'll be hirers in future and buy a motorhome as our alternative transport. October/November in the Algarve does have its attractions!
  9. Without doubt, Jean, Holland is God's Country for boating of whatever persuasion. We hired a Broads type cruiser there a few years ago in August and it was stunning. (School hols finish early August and prices drop by 50%). The canals and waterways extend hundreds of miles and most marinas are council owned in the centre of picturesque little towns.
  10. I joined the NBN nearly ten years ago, mainly because it was a friendly forum about boats on The Broads. I see today that I've averaged 1000 posts per year and I really must try to put more effort into it! We had just moved from sea-going to river-going boating and although we had a fair bit of Yare-bound sailing twixt Brundall and Gorleston we knew little about anywhere else on The Broads. Earliest Friday Girl, our Fairline Holiday, here shown when we visited St Peter Port in her with Daughter and Son and returned to Brundall! Sea-going, our trusty old Freeward 30, Friday Girl 2 Our "Froggy", Friday Girl 3, in Vlissingen And now Broads Bound until last year when I needed (and have since had) two new knees: I can honestly say that I've enjoyed every hour of it, be it sail, motor, sea or river! One day I'll finish the saga of all the adventures we've had in them all!
  11. Charlie, for you and all who live in God's County! (Apologies if you've seen it before).
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  13. Welcome Aboard the good ship NBN from us, too, Waterglade. Enjoy the company!
  14. Words literally fail me, Robin......... your crew choices must certainly have had "Bravery" and "Determination" near the top of the list of qualifications. In our 7 ton long keeled yacht with 3.5 tons of encapsulated pig iron in the keel I wouldn't have fancied that journey of theirs. We had an angle-meter on the bulkhead, which is probably not a good idea for you, and the worst we ever saw was coming out of Scheveningen with a strong tide against wind just outside the harbour wall.... we reached 60 degrees and didn't like it too much.
  15. Robin hi and what an excellent quality new video system you have! Did you all discuss that sudden drastic heel you mentioned at 25 mins 45 secs and what was the assumed reason, please? I experienced just such a happening crossing the Alderney Race in full flood many years ago but in a 30 ft sailing boat you tend to have everything lashed down!
  16. Sue, Hi. I first came across these as avery young AEO on Vulcan Mk1's. They were BCF... Bromochlorodifluoromethane... I had to learn to spell that for the safety exam! (Also known by the trade name Halon 1211, or BCF, or Halon 1211 BCF, or Freon 12B1, is a haloalkane with the chemical formula CF2ClBr).
  17. Gosh, Queren, you should be handing out medals all round for endurance and fortitude! My day today, just one hour ago, in the local surgery, started with the practice nurse taking out 40, yes 40, surgical staples from my left knee...... Now home and eyeing the whisky bottle but I must exercise that knee down to the Hockham Eagle and back first. Then we have a bottle of fizz in the fridge for Val's Day celebration, to be followed by the Scotch coffee!
  18. This will be the first Spring Meet that we've missed since 2010 but Grandson's wedding has to take precedence, I'm afraid. Have a wonderful time, y'all and do try to keep the lovely reps in some sort of order!
  19. I get similar when I'm using something with an "American English" dictionary... whatever that is. (or an apology for spelling mistakes!).
  20. The Indian in Loddon was one of the best we've eaten at last March when we stayed at the Swan for a couple of nights.
  21. Welcome Aboard the good ship NBN from us, misswhiplash.
  22. Exactly, Vaughan. If that smashed down I can imagine it doing some personal damage.
  23. It's used when you're winding a heavy object up in case the winding motor (or you) fails. Then it doesn't smash down.
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