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  1. Moored in South Walsham out of the breeze on RHS just inside the broad. The water by the trees is inundated with bg algae. Yuchhhhh swathes of it just below the surface , quite horrendous. Moving off to Salhouse shortly. Oh and please be aware there is a crippled goose ( broken wing) in Ranworth, she is hanging out with the ducks as the geese have pushed her out...the ducks don’t care it seems... M
  2. To be quite honest about this, the fisherfolks who manage to annoy the bejeesus out of me each and every time I see them are those that insist that they moor far enough from the end of a mooring to put up several thousand pounds worth of gear. This space repeated down many moorings , Ludham Dyke being a prime example prevents multiple boats mooring up due to the essential fishing space. In one of our tales I encountered two such boats with humongous amounts of fishing gear between the two boats. Funnily enough they thought they had made the gap too small. They were wrong and the resulting reluctance to move their gear to facilitate mooring ensured a call to broads beat. We weren’t the first to report them and boys in blue caught up with them the next day. Their hire company did not do what the BBC did a few weeks ago and kick them off they just ignored the call stating we can’t ( won’t) do anything. was a Gem of an experience
  3. Not staying there I’m domiciling myself in Boreham at the premier inn there . Great pub next door
  4. Pharma Quality Consultant for M&F Pharma Quality Solutions. 6 months contract at a firm in East Lahndon mate innit. I'm M Fiona is F.
  5. Hi chaps. Anyone out and about this coming weekend. I will be taking advantage of the services available on Malanka on my first weekend after starting my new job ( house not yet sorted) will be heading out Friday night to return Sunday evening. Love to say hi to some new faces or old faces.... Martin
  6. Liz, our day last Sunday. Got up to glorious sunshine in Salhouse. Ate breakfast of champions, set off up the Ant and saw TWO SWALLOWTAIL flutterbyes We thought of you and were very chuffed with ourselves. Back in CH now planning our escape
  7. Malanka

    Dredging

    Week before last the bridge had 7 ft clearance. Last week 6ft5 so I’m not sure what effect the dredging is supposed to have or has had. Air pressure which was 1060mb and rainfall and the state of the north see seem more obvious targets that hauling mud out of Hickling. I agree lower bure would be of more likely benefit as it would ameliorate the effects of North Sea and pressure.
  8. Not a patch on our monstrous 3.5ltr BMC then. No idea why she has such a lump. But such a lump she indeed has. Spend all day at 600rpm. M
  9. I shut one eye past security lights at night. Works a treat. Our wheelhouse has a red light to maintain night vision too. M
  10. Malanka

    Fly Tipping

    Sorry John I disagree only with the pay peanuts get monkeys bit. The rest is spot on. Don't forget the going rate got us the current head of natural England. Pest birds anyone ? M
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    Fly Tipping

    Sorry John I disagree a little. Some twonk decided that public service senior posts had to compete with commercial, you know WEALTH GENERATING jobs. I completely disagree with that premise. There are few Senior Quality people from commercial enterprises in public service. Reason, they can’t or actually won’t afford us. That tells you all you need to know about their desire for quality. The self aggrandizing few who are head of some public service or other have a vested interest in saying they have to be competitive with wealth generators like the head of GSK or BP, Then they actually on many occasions don’t employ them or anybody under them as they have no experience in public service... ! All I have to say about that is REALLY ? you couldn’t make this stuff up nobody would believe you. Chief execs and their rewards are scrutinized by the shareholders, who scrutinizes the same in the public sector? Certainly not the public!! I don’t care if they pay peanuts get monkeys just get an accountable and talented one. M
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    Tubbs

    If you want to start I. wroxham NBD are worth a look see. Not all yards check the mechanicals of their boats between hires. Useful for end of season hiring. No frills woodies Martham Boats all the way all day and on Sunday . Incredible friendly and flexible hired from them for decades. M
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    Low Lifes

    Griff is currently in Spain with his good lady. Why would he hire from BBC from Spain 🇪🇸. Robin is on BA we have seen him several times. Currently we are in Pedro’s which was super well worth the try. Off darn sarf tomorrow. M
  14. Malanka

    Low Lifes

    Happy to report we are sitting outside Pedro’s, the lady from the BBC said the boat next to us was out from Saturday, yesterday they were causing trouble so they kicked em off the boat. I do wish more yards would do this. One large one in particular...... No idea if it’s connected but it’s still news of one boatload of lowlifes not disturbing everyone else. M
  15. Grendel my friend, That would have read a huge amount better if you’d said both or all three of the others rather than ALL THE REST! He he M
  16. Forgive yourself Robin, you’ve only been driving for five minutes compared to most on here. Don’t knock yourself out over a few minor boo boos. personally I take great pleasure in doing things right, at the right time and in the correct way. That’s my pleasure in driving. After 40 years of at fault accident free driving I’m happy with that. M
  17. Hey Doug how many is a couple??? Lmao M
  18. Looking good Doug, hopefully less vibration now too? Smooth as the babies bum M
  19. OK my day last Wednesday. Moored at Norwich YS Tuesday.Out of bed at five am weds, quick shower to wake up and make myself look professional. Kettle on for a mug of tea, get dressed, blue slacks, blue sports coat ( blazer) black church shoes,ivory shirt, grey tie. Collected my folder and headed off to the railway station to catch the 06:24 to Liverpool street. Train was there when I arrived. Parked my bum in reserved seat and waited for the off. Arrived in the smoke, walked the 3/4 of a mile to the venue and waited for 09:45 for the right time to arrive politely early. ( interview was 10:00 am) Interview ended at 12:45 and then walked back to Old street tube. Tube back to LS then off to Norwich. Arrived back, walked back to boat then filled up with water and headed off to Hardley mill at 15:45. Arrived in a hooley, moored up and started to cook my dinner. Ate dinner, glass of wine then hit bed and crashed for sleep. Long tiring day but fun nonetheless. Back home in Switzerland now M
  20. Sorry to be a blight on all the nay sayers concerning canal restorations however, when hundreds of volunteers started to clear the Rochdale canal all the bridges over it and there were many were at 2 or three feet height as the decision had been taken that it was to be allowed to go derelict. Some sections were in private hands. Some were full of cars and shopping trolleys. BUT At the end of the day where there is a will there is a way and now it is navigable again. To quote a famous film. Hey quit with the negative waves man...... Nothing is impossible don’t be negative there’s no need. M
  21. And I can attest that Hippersons is one of the best pump outs you can get. Absolutely stellar. Great people to as they helped us when nobody else would. Fine broads folk. Many thanks again from Malanka
  22. These days Mike very probably. M
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