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    A Yorkshireman On A Broads Holiday

    All with sheepish grins on their faces?
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    A Yorkshireman On A Broads Holiday

    I'm sure that I heard a well known gentleman of Yorkshire admit that he liked mountain sheep!
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    Rats

    I don't normally leave fishing groundbait in a shed during the winter but I did forget one tub which I found today. Incredible, the little bar steward hadn't actually got into the container but it had nibbled about half way round the edge of the lid! I was amazed! The grounbait is pretty pungent and it must have been a very determined and hungry mouse.
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    They obviously verified the BNP status! Can't knock them for that. Sorry, couldn't resist!
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    Hoveton Great Broad, Bushcraft And A Canoe.

    I should have watched it first!
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    It's the same on Oulton Broad and I suspect other Broads too.
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    Hoveton Great Broad, Bushcraft And A Canoe.

    I can wholly recommend a paddle up the Muckfleet to the Trinity Broads!!
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    Hoveton Great Broad, Bushcraft And A Canoe.

    Perhaps he had a pair of wheels near and handy, many of us paddlers do. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/80KG-Adjustable-Kayak-Trolley-Heavy-Duty-Sit-On-Top-Canoe-Sup-Cart/292874512737?hash=item4430ae6961:g:n2gAAOSwwJ5bf6wY:rk:7:pf:0
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    In the case of Hickling when the wind 'hully hosses acroorse t' Broad' in trues Norfolk style, whipping up the waves, mud banks can and are washed away only to be recreated elsewhere on the Broads. Nature itself can lift and stir up the silt on a far greater scale than ever do boats. Ask any angler, the water is far more likely to be coloured with silt after a gale than it ever it is by boats.
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    Perhaps I am stating the obvious but I do know that Countryfile was in contact with the Authority regarding the BNP tag, subsequently Countryfile chose to delete any mention of the BNP. I can only guess that the information hastily supplied by a number of the so called 'awkward squad' outweighed the spin originating from on high. Yes, you could perhaps accuse Countryfile of being judge and jury but on this occasion reality and honesty came to the fore. From when JP announced that the Broads was to be featured on Countryfile to the actual broadcast date was not long. BBC researchers were therefore quick off the mark! My hat is well and truly off to the BBC, obviously we can trust their information. Countryfile has acknowledged the legal position, as I've posted before the Campaign for National Parks has also acknowledged that same legal position and even JP has grudgingly acknowledged it when challenged, it must be true then!
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    Rats

    We do get the odd house martin though.
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    Rats

    Pine Martins see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_pine_marten Thankfully not aware of pine martens in Norfolk.
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    Rats

    Living near the water we take rats for granted, just a fact of life. I'm aware of them, see the evidence but apart from nibbled fences have never been inconvenienced by them, yet. However, don't get me started on otters and mice, arghhhhhh!
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    Rats

    It is not unknown for rats to desert a sinking ship! Quaint Broads custom is for friends to sprinkle small bits of meat onto the roof of their mate's boat in the early hours. This should ensure that the patter of rats feet crossing the cabin roof will wake them up! A few bits of fish guts or heads is even more effective as hoards of seagulls settle on the cabin roof as the sun comes up, indeed that can be quite dramatic! Perhaps more subtle is bits of bread in order to attract ducks. The sound of rats on the roof is perhaps the most unnerving but does tend to stretch a friendship to its limit!
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    So long as they leave a few swigs in them!
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    Horning Village Car Park ( By The Swan )

    There is a certain pub at Burgh St Peter, which shall remain nameless, where a local did just that! Well, not quite but he parked his boat on a trailer in the car-park just to make a point. Must have been ignored though as moorings are still charged for. However, boat mooring is less expensive than for parking your tent or caravan for the night!
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    Horning Village Car Park ( By The Swan )

    Beccles has stacks of free parking, vibrant town. Lowestoft has stacks of pay to park, town centre dying on its feet. Obvious conclusion.
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    Horning Village Car Park ( By The Swan )

    An issue that I have with one or two pubs! Overnight mooring, fair enough, but just dropping in for a pint, not on.
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    Me too, indeed it's kept me quietly chortling away ever since! I'm really looking forward to the next edition of Broads Brief. I shouldn't gloat, should I?
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    In fairness to the Authority the Broads mud barges have been known as 'wherries' for as long as I can remember. I suppose it dates back to when such barges were redundant wherries, for example the Lord Roberts. Did think that that custom was questionable when one of the new barges was built in Ireland though! What did gripe though was when the Broads themselves were referred to as lakes. Why not call them what they are, Broads?
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    Maurice, what did you think of the programme?
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    Countryfile 10/02/2019

    Dan Hore's greeting to Matt Baker was suspiciously abbreviated, 'welcome to the Broads N'. Well done Aunty Beeb, thanks for listening. All that aside I really enjoyed the programme, especially about Thurne Mill.
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    Beccles Old Bridge Passage In March

    Please tell us of your experiences at the Locks. New set-up, it's certainly not the Locks as we know it.
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    Private Boat Hire Request

    Terri, if I were you I'd wander down to your local marina and see who's about. Boat owners tend to be a friendly crowd. Many brokers also arrange trial trips.
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