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About JennyMorgan

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    The Broads is NOT a national park, FACT!

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    Broads, boats, music, art and angling.

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  1. JennyMorgan

    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    A building doesn't have to be over sized in order to stand out, just well designed.
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    England V Tunisia

    One swallow doesn't make a summer!
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Dropping GP's onto the level crossing was never a good idea!
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    Depends on how many pickled eggs and pints of ale you consume, Rocket Man!
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    All three submissions have one thing in common, their sheer size. Each could probably house several hundred people at any one time. Where are all these people coming from and how are they getting there? By coach or car, all very well, but where are they going to park, the footprint of those buildings leaves little space for visitor parking. Okay, so they are coming by boat, umm, not that many moorings. I appreciate that the Broads is more than just boats and that a broad catheral of interests needs to be catered for but then does it need to be so 'in our faces' on the river bank? All in all it reeks of proflicate vanity and in planning terms I suggest double standards verging on hypocracy. I don't have a favourite, all three finalists have merit. I do question their scale in relation to their surroundings and I certainly question the need. If it's Packman's swan-song pre retirement then so be it. Lets be honest though, it does smack of a church building, it would be a monument to a non existant national park and very clearly self agrandisment. The Broads is 120 miles of waterway, one of the smallest members of the NP family, does that really warrant this 'statement' intrusion onto the landscape? A previous vanity project, Dragonfly House, was a financial disaster, do we really have to go down that route again?
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    Acle Bridge Vanity Project

    http://www.edp24.co.uk/acle-bridge-visitor-centre-plans-1-5565396
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    But then having such a boat, with the obvious limitations for the Broads, is the owner's choice, surely. I don't see it as sad that said owners miss the delights of Hickling, so long as they don't complain and demand that the Broads is altered in order to accommodate their choice. What a gin palace offers is, by Broad boat standards, palatial living and comfort and the chance to nip over to Holland in order to top up on gin, a lot to be said for it. I have a kayak, absolutely nowhere on the Broads that I can't go, appalling accomodation and no television, so it sure as heck won't suit every one! We can buy the boat that we like, and accept it's limitations, or buy a Broads boat and enjoy most of the Broads, or better still buy a kayak and enjoy all of the Broads! OUR CHOICE. What I have never understood is the lack of initiative by Broads boatyards when it comes to building replica wherries. The Dutch are very good at building modern, luxurious replicas of their traditional boats but it's something which we Brits don't do, other than on the canals. For a kick off there are no size limits on replica wherries so a 65 footer is perfectly feasable, 65 feet of unashamed luxury perhaps? All on one level and build for the Broads. No radar arch, it's what the mast is for! There are some gorgeous looking GPs out there, equally there are some, especially one or two of the latest ones, that are hidiously ugly, as are one or two of our hire boats, but a replica wherry would have a pedigree that should avoid that, unless of course some fool puts tear drop windows in it!
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    The sad thing about this whole saga is that in this modern age, and not just on the Broads, we simply can not trust the railways to deliver. If someone chooses to moor at Brundall then they will just have to accept the likelyhood of a broken down bridge.
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Fred, taking the country route, albeit longer is no bad thing. Pre Beeching we had a lovely country route from Lowestoft to Norwich. largely missing all those unused stations, and broken down bridges, it went via Hopton & Great Yarmouth. It was medication in itself!
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    In receny years the sailing trawler Excelsior has come through Mutford Lock. This picture shows the sort of ship that the lock was built for. Since that time the width of the lock has been reduced by over two feet or so.
  11. JennyMorgan

    Father's Day

    I hope that you all remembered the dads that are no longer with us.
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Charlie, supa-doopa gin palaces in the numbers that we see to-day might be a relatively new phenomenom but the coasters and colliers that used to trade up to Norwich via Oulton Broad were hardly minimalist!
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    Reedham St Olaves Somerleyton

    You are missing a trick! Ten pound line, 1.5 tc rod, size 8 hooks, ten or so maggots, coffin lead or swimfeeder and fish on the bottom. Best fish on the ebb. Re giving pike hot spots away on an open forum, sorry but no way! Have a good one!
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    Re maintenance, it always appears to be absolutely minimal and then only as a very last resort at Somerleyton. I always expect rusticals to descend onto my deck and cabin roof as I pass under Somerleyton Bridge. As for charging to open the Broads bridges, no way! The Waveney & Yare are largely natural, tidal, navigable rivers whereas Lowestoft harbour is a man-made, commercial enterprise. Remember too that us WAFI's also appreciate the convenience of an open bridge, they are not just there for three decker gin palaces and bling boats. As for spares at Somerleyton, I doubt that the original was built with off the shelf componants. If the bits could be made a hundred years ago then surely they can be made now. Excuses, excuses, excuses.
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    Somerleyton Bridge Not Operational

    I wouldn't be too sure. Two very expensive bridges on a short thus low fare route might not stack up well when the costings are done. However, don't blame us boaters, Rail Track have ignored their investment for far too long.
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