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About Tempest

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  • Birthday 07/08/1966

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    Bolton, Lancashire
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    Our Newfoundland Dogs and grassroots junior football

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  1. Excellent from Richardsons again We were due to holiday with them from 6th till 17th April and will await their call
  2. Great To See Barnes Brinkcraft have updated their cancellation policy in light of the unprecedented situation currently effecting the World https://barnesbrinkcraft.co.uk/blog/new-cancellation-policy/ Fantastic step in my opinion when many others seem to have a distinct lack of information available on their websites for customers
  3. Update on the sale of the New Inn. Hope someone picks it up soon I was also surprised to see the Ram and Kings Head listed on the right!! https://www.eipublicanpartnerships.com/run-a-pub/pubs/pages/new-inn-horning.aspx?fbclid=IwAR34PydH8w7I-zFdikuShdJiZ6JRFsC5HaDbUBBX0hcT9Tq2Pfj8fMJP2OQ
  4. Although many of the younger generation swear by Airbnb and have the app, the website as a favourite and would probably search there first. Not saying one way of the other is the right route and whether either way would have worked in the long run, but its sad to see them go as Horizoncraft was always a favourite of ours and to see the vacant boatyard taken over by them and adding the shop and Pedro`s was a boost for an area that could have fallen into disrepair and I have no doubt it helped to draw more people to Acle who may not have stopped there.
  5. They didn't send out maps They either gave you one at the counter or there was one on the boat with the welcome pack Many would leave them for the next customer Now I am told that they have to be purchased if you want one
  6. My father looks forward to getting his Richardson's brochure each year, which he trawls through looking at every possible permutation of boat that would suit his needs as he isn't really much of an online user This year he mentioned that he hadn't received his brochure, but as we were down in February we decided to call in for one only to be told, brochures are only being sent out on an "if requested" basis. With the increase in online use I see the sense in this, picked up a brochure for dad and thought nothing more of it. Then today I read a comment that Richardsons are no longer giving broads maps out to customers, but they are offered for sale at £3 each. (Please note, this was a comment by a user on a Norfolk Broads Facebook page and is not verified by me) But if this is the case, it did get me thinking about finances and hope that everything is ok at the biggest hire fleet on the broads Both these policy changes, if true make sound financial sense but do offer concerns about the viability, long term of the current hire market
  7. For information of members, Broom have posted on their Facebook page that their fuel pump, pump out facilities and water points are now back operational after a period of refurbishment
  8. Have a wonderful weekend break We refueled, pumped out and topped up with water Moonlight Shadow on the visitor mooring near to Norfolk Lady right where you took the last picture. It was a bit breezy which had me a little worried mooring there, but with Paul's assistance it was fine Lovely spot and enjoyed the cruise down the dyke to the moorings looking at the stunning craft and properties
  9. Tide is very low this morning Good to meet up with Alan last night Now it's time for home
  10. We are the ones with the big furry friends! 🐕🐶🐾
  11. This morning travelled from our mooring down to Swancraft/Shadow Boats to refuel, pump out and ensure the water tanks were topped up. Huge thanks to Paul at Swancraft who was so helpful and we had a good chat, whilst he got on with the tasks required. If anybody is in the area and wants to use their visitor moorings of which he has a couple, he only charges £10 for overnighters and he has water, electric hookups, pump out facilities and fuel. First time I had ever navigated down that channel towards Swancraft and Silverline and what a lovely run it is with some wonderful moorings and boats on either side. Next job some lunch and then the task of packing, cleaning and generally getting ready for departure back to the sunny North West of England............(Well OK its probably pouring down!!) Tonight we are off to the Yare for some wholesome grub and a couple of pints before settling down for the night in readiness for the long drive home
  12. Not great in our opinion We have used Ali Spice at Coltishall many times and has always been superb. Acle Spice? It was Ok, but.... Julie had Chicken Bhuna with Pilau rice and the chicken was quite tough, albeit the sauce was nice, a little hot for her tastes I had chicken Madras and again I thought the chicken, which was in chunks was quite tough, the sauce was Ok, but nothing special We ordered poppadoms with Mango chutney and what we expected was spiced onions as starter The poppadoms were fine, the chutney watery and the onions...well I have chopped onions finer in a stew... and no, they didn't come with any spice So for us.. Acle Spice won't be used again, but we can't wait to try Ali Spice at Coltishall as they have always been first class for us
  13. So last night we had a choice for our evening meal Bridge Inn, Acle Fur and Feather, Woodbastwick Maltsters, Ranworth Swan, Horning We ummed and arred................. then drove to the Ferry House, Surlingham, because this is fast becoming our favourite pub on the broads. So welcoming, so dog friendly and is very big dog friendly, nothing is too much trouble for them, they do a fantastic breakfast and Sunday roast, so why not. We still love the many other venues but the Ferry House is definitely top of our list Julie had Lamb Shank and I had Beef and Ale pie and both of us loved our choice Today we had a drive to Roys of Wroxham and then went and parked at the village hall in Horning and had the dogs out on a Horning circular walk which lasted about an hour Back to the boat and tonight we are going to order and Acle Spice Indian Curry to be delivered which we will eat on board The weather was a little grim this morning, and it is pretty cold out, especially when the sun drops behind a cloud, but its fine when wrapped up and when the sub comes out it is glorious this time of year. We have certainly enjoyed our week to date.
  14. Looks like Reedham Ferry will be back on Friday
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