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  1. Jayfire

    Water Points

    If you think that's funny you should see my face
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    The Splendid Broads Calender.

    Fees are collected all year although it's only manned between around 8-12 until April
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    Water Points

    Water points are available (off the top of my head) at Oulton Broad Beccles Loddon And at the boatyards mainly based around Brundall, Loddon and at Freedom near Norwich (I think they are open) Reedham and Norwich usually have water but they are turned off over winter.
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    The Splendid Broads Calender.

    February, Looking out from Beccles Yacht Station?
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    A Winters Tale

    Friday 15th December The ideal plan would have been for the family to all have been heading off to the boat today, kids finishing school and work a thing of the past for the next week or two. Sadly life never seems to allow for the most ideal plans so as it was I had to go into work for a final 11 hour day shift due to lack of staffing and people with response driving qualifications despite having saved my leave up till the end of the year, the OH was at home between night shifts and the kids at school not breaking up until next Tuesday. These things which don't work out do however allow for new plans, and so it was that I had the opportunity to head off to the boat alone (well with the dog) with the remains of the family heading up by train on Tuesday once school finishes. I shall spare the details of the final Friday at work, but needless to say it was long it seemed never-ending and I swear the clock kept going backwards at various points throughout the day. Nevertheless 7pm finally rolled around and I was able to set off for Brundall. The inevitability of the A47 being closed couldn't dampen my eagerness to arrive at the Bayard and when I did arrive I stepped out of the car just in time to unload as a downpour of rain hit. Soaking through and fumbling around in the dark I unloaded the car and loaded the boat, unpacked, made beds, you know the usual stuff, took the dog for a walk and finally at around 1a.m. got time for the first beer of the holiday Cor I went on a bit there didn't I (more to follow (sorry) with pics but please bear in mind I am alone so they they are 'action' shots)
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    Tv Panic!!

    I'm on Vodafone too Carole and have to say I get 4G almost everywhere. Loddon Staithe is one place it seems to be more difficult to pick up though. Fortunately for me though, as I mentioned I can get on the WiFi there usually.
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    A Winters Tale

    Oh it must be true then
  8. Jayfire

    New User

    Welcome to the forum from Grace and I, Andy I can't help you with the Brinks boat but here is the review by Robin (The Captains Blog) for you
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    Fenders Up Or Down When Underway

    I reckon some of the grumps, can still find something to be miserable about
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    Tv Panic!!

    I'm afraid your need a BT account as it's a BT hotspot. In the staithe you should pick it up however and then just log in with your BT account details. I really shouldn't have teased any non BT boaters should I?
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    Tv Panic!!

    For a mobile internet signal there is a jolly nice fellow who has a WiFi hotspot you can hook up to in Loddon
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    Fenders Up Or Down When Underway

    Ropes, fenders, cheesing, springs. Get on your boat, get a beer, grab your girl (or bloke) and have ruddy fun. If you want to put your fenders up, do so, if you don't then leave the buggers down, as long as everyone is safe and respectful of others and their property who really cares as long as you are enjoying yourself. Just don't drag them in the water Now, where's me beer
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    A Winters Tale

    Yep, just Tuesday to Saturday. I wouldn't count on it being your turn next just yet
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    A Winters Tale

    I'm at home again now Mrs SR. I came home on Saturday and been back at work today, so personally I am safe and warm.
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    A Winters Tale

    Ahh thank you Helen, how kind of you I'll never be normal, I'll always be mad so there is plenty more nonsense to come. Err...Sorry guys Thank you gorgeous, you want any nice cold milk with your cake then?
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    Tv Panic!!

    Brammerton iffy really? I've always found it very good If I remember correctly. I have to confess I don't watch much tv on the boat however so you may well be correct. I didn't mention Hardley Mill or a few others as I was under the impression a pub was preferred
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    Tv Panic!!

    There is also tv over a good internet signal if you have a laptop/tablet etc. I've never had any issues with tv reception anywhere around the Brundall area (I'm based there) with the exception of Rockland Staithe. Places nearby with a pub and tv reception as best I know would be The Ferry House at Surlingham Cantley Short Dyke (The New Inn at Rockland via a walk around the broad) Brammerton At just over an hour or so you could go to Commissioners Cut too or anywhere inbetween there and Cantley.
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    A Winters Tale

    You certainly could say my head is off up in the clouds in some ways Mrs V. I'm sure you've not noticed though Ooh you just can't help yourself can you gorgeous?
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    A Winters Tale

    Too right it is Mr Nog. We wouldn't want to get serious in here now would we I had a feeling you might like it Sir, it's not a true likeness of myself or anything. A mirror image maybe
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    A Winters Tale

    Erm.... I think you'll find I am only easy for the right woman, and there is only one right woman thank you very much
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    A Winters Tale

    I'd hope everybody knows that they are welcome to come and talk sense or nonsense in my threads. There are plenty of serious threads already, and threads filled with great debate and informative information to learn from There's none of that in here though, it's just a fun filled (no really) thread of nonsense, Grace, boozing, Grace and cruising, so don't apologize or worry about taking my thread off topic at all. It's not like I ever do it on every thread I post on now is it
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    A Winters Tale

    Ok where to start.... Well done Lynddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddsey. Although getting 7 and still coming last must take a little of the gloss off of your super high score
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    A Winters Tale

    Never mind. It's a lovely gastro pub but as they don't allow dogs inside I never usually stop there. It was a lovely walk though, if you like walking and don't mind sewerage works
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    A Winters Tale

    Thursday 24th January Ok, a few points today before I start, 1 - Sorry Mr Nog, your time is up for the pub I posted as I'll be putting the answer up shortly. Grace did however come up with the idea to show you the Waters Edge after you constantly suggested it in earlier visits, and hope you didn't know it when it actually was the pub in question (does that make sense???? For me I mean) 2 - The boat didn't move an inch today 3 - I'm aware that I overstayed on a 24 hour mooring, but no-one was inconvenienced as it's winter, and I was enjoying the country park so much. So, after a cold night I woke up to a frozen boat and frosty morning. After the usual coffee and slow come around I was in two minds as to what to do today. I wanted to walk further around the local area but also didn't want to waste a day of cruising. Eventually I decided to head out to walk the dog and see where we ended up. So walking around the Country Park with a semi frozen lake Before leaving the park track and heading off along Whitlingham Lane, this time away from the village itself Which took us through a little woodland walk And a lovely children's play area A further short walk onwards took us into a more industrial area, via an underpass beneath the A47 Another left turn took us along the footpath Which runs beside the romantic Sewerage works And then continues on for a while, a left turn would have taken is up a footpath cutting off a walk in the road, but it was too muddy and so we went via the road To join onto the footpath a little further on The footpath runs through the fields for a lovely scenic walk Before reaching Mill Hill, which then winds it's way to the Waters Edge, and Brammerton moorings. We reached the pub around 1115 and so had a stop off there. After a few drinks, purely to dehydrate of course, we turned back and headed off around the Country Park once again calling in at the White Horse in Trowse Newton once again. Lovely pub, expensive beer, but doesn't allow dogs inside at all. Once drunk up, we headed back to the boat for more drinks, unfortunately the heating stopped working and so alternative forms of keeping warm were required After a few drinks it was time for final walk for the dog and then bed
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    A Winters Tale

    Would you have a spare sleeping spot on my way home from the football? Ooh, from Liverpool not scum land of course
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