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    Clacton On Sea/Acle
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    Photography, Boating, Motor Sport, Home Cinema, Food......and lots of it !

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  1. coolcat

    Acle Bridge Inn

    Totally agree, The Bridge Inn has now very much become my local (and I'm not local) for the very reasons you have pointed out. Always looked after superbly by all the staff, nothing too much trouble for them even when the place is really busy. Will be there Monday evening with friends who have come down from Middlesbrough to stay in Norfolk for the week. Be sure to say hello if you are there
  2. Happy 40th Robin, have a great day
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-48489523/huge-cruise-ship-crashes-into-venice-harbour Thankfully no major injuries reported. That is going to be a big insurance claim me thinks
  4. I passed my test first time at 17 in 1987. The driving school I took my lessons with had a fleet (of two) Mk1 Nissan Micras I bought my first car a month after passing my test. A 1973 Mk1 Escort 1300. It was in a bronze brown colour which hid the rust pretty well. It lasted me just about a year before the Tin worm took hold. My next car was a Vauxhall Chevanne (don't ask) soon followed by a Mk1 VW Scirocco which I blew up after a few months of, how shall I put it........Vigorous driving! I then inheriited a Datsun Sunny in 1989 which I had for three years before getting my first of two Renualt 21's which saw me through to 1999. Ros and I then bought an ex demonstrator Vauxhall Astravan which served me well for work and also an ex demonstrator Rover 45 Saloon for when we needed more than two seats. In 2007 we bought a three year old Mk1 MG ZT which we ran alongside the Astravan. 2010 saw us retire the Astravan to pastures new and we purchased a MK2 MG ZT-T and also an Audi A3 S-Line which we kept both of for the next seven years. In 2017 I left the company I had worked at for the last twenty years and went self employed. My miles I travel for work has shot up and it was decided to retire the petrol MG and Audi and go back to the fuel of the devil! So......We are now down to one car and driving an Audi Q3 S-Line TDI and doing about 25,000 miles a year so far Hoping to run her for a few years more yet and then will look at an EV for our next motor. Been great reading up on here all of the varied motors peeps have had over the years.
  5. Bed for me now........Been a long but enjoyable weekend.
  6. I think your Broom is a keeper
  7. But will we still be in the same boats???
  8. Sorry we didn't get to say hello to everyone. Had been a long day for Ros and I. Work in the morning till 13.00hrs on Saturday then a two hour drive from Clacton to Acle and three hours at the helm to Salhouse...........Was kind of shattered. A couple of beers and dinner and we hit the sack Thanks to the team for putting on a great event again. Next time hope we may have a little bit more time to spend with everyone. Video of us arriving at the meet about 18.00hrs last night.
  9. Top of the morning to you
  10. I'll say hello once I've got dressed
  11. Nope, saw it going though.....We are at the far end. Third boat from last (Lady Emma)
  12. Wakey Wakey, rise and shine AdobePhotoshopExpress_2019_05_19_06:00:03 by Jeff Cranwell, on Flickr Hows the boat hair looking? AdobePhotoshopExpress_2019_05_19_06:16:11 by Jeff Cranwell, on Flickr
  13. Will be leaving Clacton for Acle in a minute. Then load the boat up and head out. Play dodgems with the Acle Regatta on route and hope to be with you all for around 17.00hrs (ish) 😊
  14. One more. Or two........
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