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  1. Thank you for all your replies, it is very much what I thought although I like the suggestion from Jayfire to use full throttle. Poor Seranade… So I guess the plan will be to go South for a few days instead and use it as an excuse, but who needs an excuse, to return later in the year. The Martham Boats are how I remember them from my childhood, so it could be good for my son to see a proper boat rather than the luxury of Seranade. Anyway, what a friendly bunch you all are. And as for Speedtripple asking if the 1050 in my email referred to a Triumph the answer is no, but in fact an aircraft a Jodel 1050. Sadly sold two weeks ago after 25 years together!
  2. Thank you. Probably unlikely then which is very much what i thought. A short weekend later in the year on something smaller and more traditional i think. Mark Sandhurst Kent
  3. Having rediscovered the Broads a few years back with my son after holidays some years back, the hire craft we’ve selected have all come with the advice “passes under all bridges at suitable tides”. Whilst I understand this needs to be a low water and not after prolonged rainfall etc, but how realistic with this guidance is it getting under Potter Heigham and back at the next low water with a pilot? It would be nice to explore the area, but with our chosen craft Brinks Serenade in April would anyone know if a serenade has gone under an come back! I raised the same question with Barnes Brinkcraft but no response. Thanks
  4. I thought i might have been the only one looking viewing this camera for a broads fix, remembering past holidays and looking forward to the next, and if your lucky catching glimpse of our next boat!
  5. A very nice welcome from you all, thank you all again for offering friendship and the experience of NBN members. As for me, in brief it started like many with a family holiday in the late seventies, I have now given a clue to my age, on a traditional broads boat called Plunderer I recall. Then further family holidays followed which included sailing and then with friends into the late eighties, my last holiday on the broads until recently. My father and I built a Miracle dinghy, sailing it at Bewl Water close to my home in Kent. Life and another hobby offering a similar escape took over and boating was parked to the memory, but not forgotten. It was after my son discovered old photos of my boating holidays that he persuaded me to book a holiday for the two of us and it was to be on Encore 1 from Barnes Brinkcraft. In the months prior to this, he discarded all other distractions a ten year old could have and was glued and he it has to be said me as well, to watching the Captains Blog. So a thank you to Robin for his part in installing the broads bug in a young man and for rekindling the spirt in my life. Next Spring will find us on Serenade 2 from Barnes Brinkcraft, Christopher being aware not to expect such luxury on future holidays. At least he will take care of the “tech” this boat has… Mark
  6. Scary but thank you all for your response and the welcome Mark
  7. Hi All I’m a new member and not being very tech savvy, this is my first ever post on any social media stage. But having been reunited with the broads earlier this year after a very long break, I left my comfort zone as it seems you all hold the broads close to you heart and I can certainly identify with that. My son and I are already counting down the too many days to go before our next adventure in the Spring. Mark
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