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    Mooring Advice

    Since we move to the Broads we have been moored in Horning Village marina, nice marina, good location for us anyway. Its not to the standards of Burton waters, no showers / toilets etc but we have those on board. It is about as secure as as anthing due to there being no land access. That is the only down side, no land access, you have row over but to be fair we dont find it an issue. There is a water taxi service in day hours and rowing boats for use of marina users. We do have water and electricity on our mooring and most of the mooring do too if not all. Some mooring have decking space etc too.
  2. We moored on one of our favorite wild moorings on the Ant a couple of years ago only to find toilet paper and... well number 2's all over. what is wrong with some people! They could have at least dug a hole and covered it up.
  3. Its just a shot of the hotel, a very close up shot of the hotel!
  4. Gretzky

    Tubbs

    Summercraft's boats are always well turned out and really well looked after.
  5. The guy that hit us, was travelling at river speed, not attempting a mooring, he was not under any sort pressure or in a situation that required help, he was, or more to the point should have been just travelling down the river. The problem was the helm was too busy taking selfies instead of steering the boat, as such he hit us while were moored! Hire boat or private boat it doesn’t matter he was not keeping an adequate watch. The lesson here is if you are at the helm, that should be your primary focus.
  6. A quick update, Richardsons sorted the damage to our boat, very happy with the work they did. But having said that I would rather not have to go though it all again!
  7. I used to feel a little guilty using the bins in Horning as we have mooring in Horning and the sign say for the use of visting boats only. That is until recently when I saw a resident dumping his home waste even a table that was obviously way too big to have ever even been used on a boat! As far as the Swan goes, it s great pub out of season, during the season we always steer clear as they always seem to maintain the same staffing levels (or close to) even in high season. I guess extra staff are a drain on the profit margin, so the customers let face if most holiday makers may only use a said pub once probably not return even if the service was top notch, and just cross it off the re-visit list but by then the pub has their money or am I being cinical? As to the free parking Horning PC has recently maked off about a third of the what was availble free paring on the staith as disabled parking, they really do seem to have a problem with visitors for some unknown reason, remeber "planter gate" a couple of years ago when Horning PC thought for some reason it would be a good idea to put planters all along the access road via the staith to prevent parking too. It seems strange to me for a village that relies on the tourist trade to try as hard as possible to stop people visting the village.
  8. If you are not sure, ask George at Ludham Bridge boat yard they will help you.
  9. Sad news, Lauda was totaly focused on his goals a real aspriational figure.
  10. Often see them on the Ant, upstream from Barton, usually just a blue flash as they fly across the river. Stunning shot, well done.
  11. Dropped the boat off at Richardson in Horning yesterday for repairs, I will let you know how they do. Fingers crossed!
  12. Black Horse broad (Hoveton little broad) is lovely place to mud weight over night in the summer, just wish it was open all year round. Very quiet and sheltered.
  13. He said transport Griff and don't think he meant in your bladder.
  14. For mud weighting, I tend to only do it when the forecast is for light winds. I find a nice sheltered spot, drop the bow weight reverse off leaving loads of scope, more that needed, then drop one off the stern, again with loads of slack then tighten up the the bow line so the rope are both at about 30 to 45 degerees angle from the water. Never had a problem with drifting, just make sure you are well away from any boats that may swing round. Using this method the other half watch x-factor-come-dancey-sing TV rubbish, keeps her happy and I can fish in peice. lol
  15. Wild moorings are for us on of the things that make the broads so special. Nothing beats it, middle of nowhere maybe a BBQ, or simple home cooking on board. A meal in a pub for us is ok some nights but cooking on boards is part of the fun. Its amazing what you can rustle up when supplies are getting low and fun. I have even baked my own bread in a cast iron "Dutch oven" on a BQQ al-a Ray Mears, my wife love simple fresh cooked damper bread, it never lasts long and usually doesnt even have time to get cold! Its all what you make of it.
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