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  1. Horning cars were fabulous at running us and the kids backwards and forward between the boat and Bewilderwood last October. Really lovely lady. Highly recommend them. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  2. My dad has just been on the phone complaining that he has had 3 calls this morning from a company trying to sell him a way to block unwanted calls. On the 3rd call dad pointed out that THEY were them selfs an in wanted call... they call him a name comprising of two swear words and hung up on him. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  3. This is interesting to know as we need to get a stair lift fitted for my dad... Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  4. Yes my Dad who’s 89 and just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s would fall for anything. I live in fear of bogus callers. One saving grace is he doesn’t have the internet or a computer. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  5. Hope you have a fantastic time! Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
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    Marina Quays

    These types of articles with daft ‘Berlin Wall’ comments, always make me shudder at the lack of intelligent thought people use. You wouldn’t think it possible would you? Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
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    Real Boats!!

    Yes the same down here, a few stalwarts but the expensive has lead to their demise. Everyone at my club favours RS 200/400 type of class. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
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    Real Boats!!

    It is interesting to hear the same types of discussion on class rules being debated here about the RCC as you do in any development class ie Merlin rockets/ National 12. However it seems that they have allowed the class to thrive, where as a lot of the development class’s of dinghy have lost favour to One Designs as people feel they promote fairer and closer racing... I am used to racing on the south coast where big boats, with big rigs and a large crew and massive budgets are the norm. But seeing the large masted RCC when I visit the broads always takes my breath away. I think the massive amount of canvass up, verses the low freeboard fills me with total admiration and terror!!! Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  9. I hope you have a successful show! It’s been a long time since I worked one from a stand in the tents, hope the weather is kind to you. Not too hot, or cold or windy!! Hey what am I saying, almost all of those elements are worse on a boat on the pontoons... :-) Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
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    Real Boats!!

    Just caught up on this thread, thank you for sharing such lovely photos. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
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    Marina Quays

    I hope it all goes to plan, anything is better than how it is now. I find it a depressing stretch of the river looking at it as it is, but have memories stopping there with my parents on my first ever Broads holiday. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  12. Fills me with dread!! When we are doing anything that requires my husband to be concerned with things out side the boat, namely mooring... Ours 2 & 4 (been boating since 1 & a bump) are made to sit in the saloon (bath tub boat) where I can see, hear and sense their movements from the helm. They have life jackets on and the youngest is strapped into the high chair. The dog is also clipped on to her lead attached to something. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  13. This is a very good point, and a lot of the enjoyment of the broads it being with like mined people. Being from the south coast I am am very used to rafting up in harbours/marinas. Cowes marina for Cowes week or Round the Island race is one great raft of boats attached to each other with a mess of knitting. But then at that type of thing, I am not there to admire the view ore take in the scenery, but for the sailing and the boats are just used to race and sleep on. The social is all on shore. When on the Broads I am happy to stern moor. We still get the view from the front of the boat... And happy to be nose to tail at a staithe, we can see the river out of the side of the boat. I just wouldn’t choose to go somewhere where you are expected to be rafted up as some suggested on Facebook, with boats boats alongside and then also across our bow. Effectively boxed in. But others seem to be willing, which I think is very kind and accommodating of them. But not for me... Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  14. Not listening to Radio right now then?... “Serious Jockin” with Steve Wright is on... :-D Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  15. Having seen the photo of Ranworth Staithe jam packed on Facebook. I have had to adjust my thinking.. The comments about how rafting/double mooring/bow to stern etc, would allow more people to enjoy the location, seem very kind and helpful, but ludicrous to me. Having no privacy onboard and no view of my beautiful surroundings isn’t why I come to the Broads... I go to the broads for the peace and the views! On our last visit I was very put out when people expected me to forgo both of these fundamentals, because they had got to Ranworth late in the day and wanted to use us as a pontoon. But it seems I may be being ‘precious’ about this, and that many people are far happier to accommodate others. I will simply avoid Ranworth in the future, but it has lead me to question what to others people want from moorings?
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    Zoe Sets Out.

    I have missed hiring Zoe, so throughly green with envy!!! Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  17. Classic Gem 2 Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  18. We hire the same Richardson’s Classic every year. It has had a total interior re fit, a new engine, and every year since we have have been hiring her something new to surprise us when we arrive (240v, microwave, new cooker etc). We keep dreaming we will treat ourself to one of the new ones, but when comparing the interiors... there’s not enough difference to justify the jump in cost! Always immaculately clean and tidy. Dated on the outside, yes... but we can’t see that!! Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  19. If the moorings are fairly full, and it's approaching sunset, so not much time to get to anywhere else, then that's the time to help anyone who comes along looking for a space. Having said that, those are often the aggressive people who are in a flap because they've left it too late. They tend to expect that they can barge their way in somewhere. We had exactly this at Ranworth this year, two massive cruiser coming in late and effectively bullying there way in. We were on the last corner mooring (bow towards the church, starboard side towards the broad). And as 42’ of Richardson’s low down bath tub we apparently looked like a floating pontoon!!!!! No access on to the staithe or tie ups other than our boat!! First lot were polite but not taking no for an answer, happy stretching their bow line a straight across our bow seating, lucky they moved.... Only for a second lot to arrive who were dam rude and aggressive with it!! They kept up the aggressive comments towards us all evening. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  20. Enjoying your write up! Keep it coming.. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  21. Half term down here on the south coast starts Monday 22nd.. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  22. We have gone for Richardson’s Rhapsody which is smaller than our normal Classic Gem 2. But now the children are a bit older the bunk beds make good use of the space, and it’s only 7 nights not 11. Plus it will be nice not having to find 42’ gaps everywhere. We can only do it because we have the loyalty discount, so can’t get too used to it. Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
  23. Just took advantage of our Richardson’s loyalty discount and booked a second holiday in October half term. Had to share the excitement! Haven’t been able to visit the broads twice in the same year since getting married and having children. Just couldn’t keep this news to myself... Sent from my iPhone using Norfolk Broads Network
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    Loyalty

    I like returning to Richardson's for a few reasons, one of those reasons is because we don't have to waste time doing the trial run as we have hired so many times before. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
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    Loyalty

    Starts Monday 22nd October for our schools down south.. sometimes Norfolk is different. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
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