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Wussername last won the day on July 17 2018

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  1. Was the helm in charge of the boat? Was the helm aware of his responsibility towards his crew.? Did the helm have any concept of his responsibility with regard to other craft? Finally did the helm have control of the boat? Finally, accidents, serious incidents involving death, life changing incidents, invariably are not caused by an isolated incident but a combination of factors. Perhaps, just perhaps, we have witnessed the possible escalation of a serious issue. Thankfully this did not happen.
  2. Surely the Broads Authority will have the forsight to have a Ranger at Ranworth to supervise the arrivals and departures. Andrew.
  3. I am local. I have lived in Norfolk all my life. Several generations of my family have been involved in the hire boat industry and are still involved. I am fearful of the final outcome of this dreadful virus for the tourist industry in Norfolk and the Broads industry in particular. I have been told to be alert. Well, I have been trying my best to be alert for several years. I don't think I'm very good at it. But I am aware. I am aware that I am old and vulnerable. I have been told that I am shielding, whatever that means. I have a whole raft of medical issues. But I enjoy being here, I look forward to all you people coming to Norfolk. Please come. I shant be there to help you moor. To have a yarn, a mardle, a laugh and a joke. Be alert. But also be aware and that some of us old codgers have to be as well. Old Wussername
  4. I have been on the Electric Eel. Sadly no toilet. However not a long trip so not an issue. It was from How Hill if I remember and a trip which I thoughly recommend. As for Nobby a wonderful character. Many a tale to be told. Andrew
  5. I've been on it. Full of OAP's. Excuse me Mr Captain sir. I need a pee! Useless thing. Unless you are near a mangrove swamp or amongst the Everglades. May I suggest that, together with the Spirit of Breydon it is laid to rest at Stalham. That most excellent venue the Museum of the Broads. Andrew
  6. Yes it is a scam. I am having an OAP relapse. How do the perpetrators of the evil deed make their money?
  7. Marshy, absolutely wrong! The control of covid virus 19 is based on Track and Trace. Without going into obvious detail how do you Trace a person in a caravan, in a tent, in an unknown holiday home......on a boat, could be moored anywhere. That person who has beyond doubt been in contact with a friend or relative lying in an incubator. That person who needs to be informed that he is a carrier and can infect, will infect others. Andrew
  8. Hi Mike I was not aware of hordes at GY. Not surprising really, I only live 10 miles away but rarely visit. However have not been aware from the media anyway of any significant problem. I stand to be corrected.
  9. Hedging their bets. I hope. Norfolk is not ready for an influx of people at this moment in time. It cannot cope, and will not cope. Be patient, there will be a time in the very near future when confidence on both sides will be recognised. But not yet. Andrew
  10. History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, 'What is history, but a fable agreed upon?” ― Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
  11. I liked your post MB. I would also like to thank you as well. So I have done so here. Andrew
  12. Could have been you mate, coming home at silly o'clock. That's why mother would have been worried.
  13. I think that many shore based toilets leave much to be be desired, irrespective of the virus issue. May this prompt the authorities to up their game.
  14. He will need a box to put it in!
  15. The Broadland Knot master speaking. Having observed knots of generations of visitors and private owners I have come to the conclusion that if you don't know knots "tie lots". You may find that a well meaning local will tie your boat up for you. Thank him. His effort will be a silly thing. Once he has gone creep up surreptitiously, untie it and create your own magnificent wonder. The bigger the knot the better. It is your mooring post. Go for it. Fill the post up. If you have got 30 ft of rope, use it. Wrap it round and round. The feel good factor will be unbelievable, don't forget to stand back and admire it, this work of art. Retire for the night, not for a night cap, we are talking a night hat, a big one. Safe in the knowledge that all is well. Unless the tide turns. Night night sweet repose, half the bed and all the clothes. Old Wussername
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