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About Wonderwall

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    Tayside Bonnie Scotland
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    Anything I can do with a pint in hand or close by sounds good to me.

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  1. Wonderwall

    Telephone Scam ..... When Will They Give Up?

    They are a stain on modern life . Ive been told a set of ear plugs and a whistle next to the phone are handy. Insert plugs in ears , take a deep breath , give it a blast.
  2. Wonderwall

    Vhf And Swearing

    Are you sure that's not channel sexteen?
  3. Wonderwall

    Summer Meet No Longer Nbn Official Event

    Can I just say , that those who are lucky enough to make the "unofficial " meet , I hope and I'm sure you will, all have great time . I'd like to think , that I will make it along to one , where I will look forward to saying hello , and sharing a wee whisky with some good people. I can see , on this thread for example, how being a mod/tech on here , could be a tedious thankless task. Well , I take this opportunity to thank you all. IMO it's still inhabitated by very very good people in the majority.
  4. Wonderwall

    What's Makes You Support Your Team And Why?

    I support Hibernian FC because they are the greatest club in the world. From the finest city. Its in my blood and has been for generations. I would struggle to keep the passion if the players were receiving per week , more than the average man earns in a year. How did that happen?
  5. Wonderwall

    'what's The Point Of Wasps?'

    " The Wasp Factory" the first novel from the superb Scotsmaan Iain Banks is a fine novel, if you like a bit darkness and twist. Nothing much to do with wasps if memory serves me though! Thank me later
  6. What should hirers do, when a private boat powers passed at 3X the limit, creating a wash which can knock your cups of the table? Or even worse , the beer out your hand
  7. Wonderwall

    How Many?

    A lot of pubs are now restaurants, maybe they are counting them. A bar has a pool table, dartboard, dominoes , a tv with either football,rugby ( strictly 6 nations) horse racing and I suppose golf or tennis on if Wimbledon or the open are happening. , it becomes a pub, if there is a lounge for the fairer sex, so they can drink their fruit juice and plan next weeks dinners, otherwise, it is a restaurant, which also serves beer at 3 times the price , or wine at 6x.
  8. Wonderwall

    Reedham Ferry

    I never knew you were meant to wait until it is docked. I've always just judged it so as I'm not too close to the ferry.
  9. Wonderwall

    Expectations From A Mooring?

    I'm quite a sociable person, but when on the broads, I do like my space. We tend to eat early and then head off somewhere quiet for the night . If the weather is bad ( remember they days?!!) I'll try and find a quiet mooring instead of wild. I don't come in the peak times , but when I do ( early July or late September/ October) it's not a problem to find a quiet spot. I remember about 30 years ago , boats being 3 abreast at Yarmouth, and that was at the Marina which of course is no longer there but if memory serves me , a good few boats could be accommodated there.
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    Reedham Ferry

    Just a wee reality check folks . Last night 100 miles from me, 5 people died in a road accident . Some people involved were tourists, some were children . Investigations are ongoing. Thats a tragic event , it was I'm sure an accident. Today was an accident , I'm also sure .
  11. Wonderwall

    Funny Ducks

    Is that gays staithe by any chance? I seen similar there last October.
  12. Wonderwall

    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    Am I allowed to be jealous Tales of clear water , big shoals and now at my faviroute pub on the North Lovely food , playing pool in the warm sun , cool beer, meanwhile I'm away to cut the grass keep it coming though, great stuff.
  13. Wonderwall

    A Diamond Week

    So , usual early rise , a final tidy up of fishing gear and last nights moorings, everything rounded up, a very short cruise with a 360 turn and my young lad stern moored perfectly at the boat yard . The Pacific crew as usual were cheery and helpful as we loaded the car . Thats it, it's over A summary, the yard ,,,,,. Faultless. From booking to returning boat they never missed a beat. I would go back again in flash, and would recommend them hugely. Lovely people. the boat ,,,, Every boat I have ever had , has good and bad points . Taking into consideration the price range of this boat I would give it 8.5 out of ten . Visibility wasn't the best , the windscreen didn't drop and it just seem an awkward height . Luckily , the weather was such that you could stand and look above it . The tank for the loo was a bit smelly , one day after a pump out even , every now and then you got a whiff , didn't last , but kept coming back. I assume if the boat was at a certain angle it happened . You have to stay off the roof canopies , centre part is fine , but it is narrow . Thats all the minus points . The boat is very spacious for its length . There were cupboards we didn't even use . The bed was comfy . Simple things like a pole for the aerial, also , the tv gave us reception , even sometimes on the move when we put the football on . The boat is designed to go under all the bridges with relative ease. It was easily the most responsive and easily handled boat I have ever hired . Mechanically it never missed a beat, I had the utmost confidence in it at all times .All appliances worked as they should , again , all down to a great yard I think. The boat itself was presented in the condition you hope for , both inside and out .The bow thruster was a handy edition ( and a nice toy!!!) I would hire her again without a doubt, I will definitely go back to the yard, I really like the feel of the place. The weather ,,,,,, was incredible , 40 year plus of being on the broads and never have I not seen even a hint of rain, untill this year. Usually see a nightime lightning storm , which is enjoyable and impressive, but this year was Spanish like summertime. The food and Norfolk people were excellent . If I had my time again , I would redeploy to Norfolk and make a life of it . I didn't, and now I can't , that's life. Even the A47 on way home was trouble free, now that's unusual!!!! The rest of the long road , was thankfully uneventful. The crew,,,, Perfect , minus one! A fabulous time had, on a great boat, in the best place . Shame it's so far away, but maybe that's what makes it so special. Thanks to all who have liked and commented on my ramblings , I hoped you enjoyed it , I certainly did . Until the next time , all the best folks.
  14. Wonderwall

    Electric Boat

    Hi David im sure things will be fine. Even if you only cruise a little, for peace of mind you can let your engines run a bit longer. You sound like you are well prepared to conserve energy and I'm sure the boat is set up for more usage. Please enjoy it , relax and take it all in . It won't happen , but if something fails , an engineer will come along and sort it out . Go and enjoy your holiday, and tell us all about it when you do.
  15. Wonderwall

    A Diamond Week

    Got up, had coffee and a spot of fishing , it was a bit cloudy , but still warm . Had a tidy up and a trip to the bins . The bins were overflowing , I managed to squeeze mine in a bin, and tidied up the best I could , but they really were at bursting point . I find it both sad and bewildering that a country which can afford nuclear weapons, cannot afford to empty it's bins regularly. It's a strange world in which we live. Set off and arrived at st Olaves about 9am. Went under the bridge and since it was really quiet, reversed moored beside the old drainage mill . Perfectly done with the aid of the bow thruster, but of course nobody was there to witness it! . Had breakfast on the roof and watched as a good few boats passed heading towards Oulton broad, probably all having crossed Breydon around the same time , timing the tides. My wife also seen a " snake " in the water swimming along the surface. With a strong tide on the go, I helped ( as you do) a boat attempting to moor beside us. The American or Canadian family were so grateful, put a spring in my step. It's nice to be nice !! Across the new cut . Wondering again , what does the tide do on this stretch ? Surely it is getting fed from both ends? Has anyone worked out how it behaves , I would like to know , have always wondered this ! Stopped at Reedham , got some ice creams and chatted to a few strangers . Also fed the ducks , and since time was against us , we started to unload all our surplus food. Between cut up apples , some ham, cheese , grapes , blueberries and bread amongst a few other things , the thing they craved the most was bread!!, Maybe it is like us humans having the choice between fruit or crisps!! We cruised up to Cantley, where my young lad took 5 straight games of pool from me !!!Holiday champion he was crowned!! Stayed for a bit , then cruised 5 mins to the pontoon next to the drainage mill , which I had never visited. A tidy little mooring, with well kept grounds, . There is a charge for overnight but looked well worth it . At that point , someone on a private boat boat in a bit distress asked if we could tow them somewhere they could reach land as there water pump had packed in .Well, I'm well aware that hire boats should not do this so was put in a bit of a position . With Cantley only 5 mins away and the tide in our favour , I lashed their boat to ours and slowly took them to the pub moorings , untied them and pushed them onto dry land . What would you have done? So the beautiful but sad cruise up to Loddon was all that was left . Only 5pm and nobody serving food yet. We were all keen to get a good mooring and set up for a special last night , so pizza and kebab take aways were bought and the moorings just opposite the boat yard , right on the end were taken . Food was good, evening sun terrific , fishing fantastic , with my young lad again showing me up with a few cracking bream to finish the night off . I had a take on my spinner , felt like a biggie , but managed to unhook himself before I got him to the surface. The sad symbolic task of packing away fishing gear began. Sat with a night light , a couple of whiskies and watched my son fish away like the master he is.The three of us reflecting on a lovely holiday, in a place which is still a relatively hidden secret of a destination. I had a little stroll along the moorings, picking up some rubbish on my travels and putting it in the bins. I ain't no saint, big time, but it really saddens me that people find it acceptable to leave mess , it " rips my knitting!" as my amazing Granny would say..I wasn't litter picking, I was going for a nightime stroll! A hot drink, and sadly off to sleep in cabin for the last time. Well, the last time in July only hopefully

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