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  1. Meg

    Bb Webcam

    Thank you Barnes, I can now get my broads fix over breakfast each day.
  2. Although we have never met you are in my thoughts and prayers . Sincere condolences.
  3. Meg

    Hi

    Welcome from me too, you will find answers to loads of stuff on the forum as well as some dodgy jokes! Beware of creating a double meaning in your post, there is a certain subscriber who is quicker than Benny Hill at spotting the other meaning! Enjoy
  4. Meg

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    Hi Robin Very well done. If you are coming out to Fenland be aware bad roadwork delays around March Isle of Ely way. I think you should now aspire to an Indian motorbike! Back in the day mine was a 150cc Lambretta scooter all chrome, still got the licence but not the good hips needed for a bike!!
  5. Meg

    Bb Webcam

    Thank goodness for this news, I had a 4 day break on Barnes Omega 23rd of October. The weather was lovely if a little breezy. No more chugs now until May so the webcam is my daily dose of the Broads. Of course if my lottery numbers come up I will be asking for advice on buying a boat, huh some chance hey.
  6. Meg

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    HI I have just remembered my instructor nagging me to think ahead. One day I slowed down and he barked "Now What", I pointed to steaming horse muck on the road and said hot poo, horse nearby! Be alert your country needs lerts!
  7. Meg

    Rascal's Learning to Drive

    Hi Robin I think although the test has changed since I learned to drive one thing still stands fast, it is not that you make a mistake, everyone does , it is what you do next. As I took my test and was told at a junction to turn left I dutifully moved right and indicated. The tester said "I did say left" I said sorry but I cannot do that now without upsetting everyone. I turned right and we made our way back to the junction and I turned left at the second time of asking. I naturally thought that's a fail, wrong, passed first time. So when you are in the wrong place be careful how you put it right. Good Luck
  8. Meg

    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    I was working with the trainers to develop a clear verification trail for their amazingly detailed fire fighters training schedule. Fantastic job but alas didn't get a ride on an appliance not even their all singing dancing new ones. Full of admiration for the hard job they do.. Sorry Griff highjacked your thread
  9. Meg

    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    I am just about getting to know your sense of humour, does your name mean you were once a fireman (maybe still are). I worked in some fire stations and laughed a lot but missed a lot too. I miss the chat.
  10. Meg

    Broad Ambition - Underway on the H2O

    There are some of us hirers who take it gently, especially near anything as lovely as Broad Ambition. My one and only fish took bread off an un barbed hook, lucky or what. Loving this journey with you, thank you.
  11. Meg

    Electric Boat

    Hello David, I a so sorry you are considering cancelling your trip. I book a cottage with Barnes Brinkcraft each spring and out of school holidays you get a free day boat for the week. The problem might be all their properties have stairs. I know at Horning there are waterside cottages with disabled access and a boat, I looked them up for my neighbour. Sorry cannot remember their name but someone will or may have already. I'm sure there is an opportunity for an enterprising yard to hire out a person to chug a boat to different locations each day then leave you there. I know the time is approaching when my friend and I must think of other types of holidays. I hope you get some relief with your pain soon.
  12. Meg

    Change Of Cruiser

    David as I said we have had this boat and we are not ones for long cruising, but if we are going somewhere not very far away we often do a little detour cruise to get charged up. We had no problems and did use kettle microwave TV and fridge as if we were at home. There is also the option of shore power at some locations which you buy a card for, ask at the Barnes office they will be pleased to advise you. I bought 3 and still have them. I know you will wonder what all the worry was for once you are on your way, relax and enjoy
  13. Meg

    Return To Boating 2019

    Thank you point taken, I was not aware of that. You don't suppose I got close enough to hold it for long do you? It flapped away and just for a second it was held then back to keep net then very gently placed back in the river. I may never fish again but will remember that one.
  14. Meg

    Return To Boating 2019

    Hi David, my friend and I hiring Sonnet late in the year purchased some pipe lagging (the thicker of the two sizes) this worked a treat, September you probable wont need anything or at most a bit of rolled newspaper. As DavidH said concentrate on having a lovely time, I am trying to persuade a friend to have another few days on the Broads before winter sets in. My highlight was catching a decent size Bream on Womack water, I was to be seen in marigolds acting like a real wuss waiting for a kind chap to come and help land it, he did and guffawed at the gloves so loudly that all the other boaters gathered to enjoy the sight and he is probably dining out on it still. Well must go got a spider in the sink heeeelp.
  15. Meg

    Return To Boating 2019

    Hi David. I just remembered Russel Thomsom has a walkthrough of Sonnet on You Tube he had one May this year . search Russel Thomson you tube (he calls himself the Admiral)Hope it helps.
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