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  1. dredger

    The Locks

    Didn't Gt. Yarmouth Port and Haven Commission own the locks (they kept it original) before ex farmer Mr. Coe? Perhaps that's the answer to the locks future (never going to happen is it?)! Is that 'cheeks' menu the locks?
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    The Locks

    Read what you wish into my lack of comment.
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    The Locks

    What have they done to the locks (pub)???
  4. Spotted this last week, must also have gone under 'Bishops' Bridge" and the weird rusty one but didn't witness it . Poor pic as lens dusty, sorry.
  5. Loynes of wroxham always flew the red ensign even on the day boats (I think), not seen it on any hire fleet these days! Memory fades though.
  6. How can anyone visit the area and not include Norwich. The moorings are a bit near the nightlife but it's worth travelling to visit from somewhere, truely a 'fine city'
  7. This one went under in a territorial dispute when a large number of swans were congregating around Wroxham bridge area disappeared completely and came out of the water and I believe took to the air polaris style.
  8. Did anyone know that swans are capable of swimming under water, could be a good way to get injured by a prop! seems unlikely i know and I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't witnessed it myself. I saw it near wroxham bridge so though unusual it's a possibility. Please don't tell me i'm wrong 'cos I've seen it!
  9. Not rhond anchors I know but you have to be impressed by that puny crane jib and what look like unravelling rope strops. I hope the boat's not being lifted out further.
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    Thurne Lion

    Rick certainly runs a great pub but the lion always accepted allcomers without booking. I know it's not easy for the pub but with the best will in the world at tmes you find yourself moored in an unexpected spot (probably more so now the BA has given up sites) the Lion always took allcomers but the white horse doesn't. We need to at times be spontaneous how will it be at the new look lion? Great that it's still to be a pub and I'm sure I'll cope as I think Rick is a gem.
  11. I visited a broad at 06:00 a few days ago and spotted four 'Transit' size vans parked at the waters edge. When I returned the same day at 18:00+ the vans were there as were the obvious fishermen owners complete with sit on 'kayak' thingies. I spoke to them to ask what sort of day they'd had as it was more than twelve hours they'd been out and the answer was "Not that good they were pike fishing and caught only small one(s)" My question is; if out in the kayak and you catch a big and probably angry fish, where do you land it? The only possibility appears to be on the front deck between the legs. With all those teeth isn't there some risk to one's other important tackle?
  12. I don't go that way much but canoed it a few years ago. The river now by-passes the structure but it looked every bid like a lock to me. If I get a chance I'll have another look.
  13. I've not read all the "There are locks on the broads" posts but I'm sure as a boy when biking to Bungay from my Beccles home to swim in the river around the back of Outney Common there was a the remains of a lock in the woods (It's still there). Surely this suggests that water traffic went upstream further than Bungay staithe (where i'd suggest there would probably have been a lock) I think navigation would have at least reached up to Earsham.. Not an expert so may wrong.
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    Watery View

    Bit technical but well explained, thanks. I don't think I'll be memorising that.
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    Watery View

    In my opinion the rain fall thing is true, the downward flow at the head of navigation is true but there's something happening every autumn in other areas! The edges of wroxham broad were clear enough to be able to see the bottom yesterday and it's been like that at this time of the year in previous seasons. I'll check further afield this afternoon.
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