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    My Day

    Clearly a waste of valuable resources BUT it was a judgement call by the boat that called for help that under other circumstances could have saved a young man's life! The press have a little more detail and alcohol was a factor in the accident. Under completely different circumstances I once called the Coastguard to the beach where I live. It was a 100% waste of time but they could see how the situation looked from my viewpoint and thanked me for calling and told me not to let it make me hesitate to call in the future. Glad everyone was OK
  2. I once heard them described as Gentlemen's Special Interest Magazines lol Sounds more English than "nice cup of tea"
  3. I would add Broadland Vets at the top of Stalham High Street. I've taken my dogs there and on one occasion they kindly took in wildlife I found in need of urgent help.
  4. I should have clarified, adding the link to Useful Information would be something only forum admins/mods can do.
  5. Nice one.. I count myself as another soppy git
  6. I have found this organisation online who may be able to help if the duck is seen again or caught. https://helpwildlife.co.uk/rescues/0777/ Perhaps it is worth adding to the Useful Information pages?
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  8. This thread and of course the models was started before I became a forum member and somehow I didn't catch it! Over the last 3 days I have read all 80 pages from beginning to end, like a book and I'm in total awe!!!! Bravo Grendel, Bravo
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    Mooring In August

    There are a few spots that are always busy and in high season it can be just a matter of luck or a military operation to get in. Two examples are Horning and Ranworth. Sometimes you're in the right place at the right time but always have a plan B otherwise you will waste some of your holiday. In both cases in all honesty it is about being moored near a pub overnight, they are nice places to visit of course but there are others and it can be a good idea to treat them with the idea that "one day, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow. But one day I'll turn up just as someone leaves" Also if you can book an off season break sometime, everything is just as beautiful but a bit quieter... still have a Plan B though!
  10. Many Happy Returns Robin and ST... Just think, as ST was getting the key of the door Robin was being smacked on the.. er... behind
  11. Ray

    My Day

    Congratulations on being accepted but more than that, respect for going to so much time and trouble in order to fulfill a volunteer role.
  12. Ray

    Mooring In August

    Just to add really that some pub moorings can be booked in advance, not sure how far in advance you'd have to book for August as I've never done it but others here have and can give more details. As you rightly say, everyone finds somewhere to moor before dark, the key really as said above is to be flexible. Once you have stopped for the day and the rivers become quiet just about anywhere you have ended up won't disappoint!
  13. As EC IPA says above and here is the BA declaration itself from their web site insurance_declaration.pdf
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    Welcome aboard! Be interested to hear more about the Dunkirk ship and it's history.
  15. An oasis in a busy day!
  16. Beautifully told account of the magic of the Broads appreciated across generations
  17. The pub dogs are great! This is not a pub that just allows dogs this is a pub that loves dogs
  18. Good topic and an important one. Any tips/advice for a maintenance clean of a gas cooker?
  19. ... and The Ferry Inn, Stokesby, one of our favourites and a "must stop" point of every cruise.
  20. VID_20180508_123354206_HDR.mp4
  21. We both have Huawei phones, no problems with photos so far although I have all photos go to Google Photos, from there you can download, share, save etc to pretty much any app or cloud service.
  22. Welcome, the very fact that you are asking how not to annoy people means you are very unlikely to do so! Take everything slowly and relax, take as many attempts as you need, laugh at mistakes and be proud of successes. You are set for a lovely holiday. You'll get some instruction when you pick up your boat, don't be afraid to ask questions if something isn't clear. Have a great holiday! PS. There are still some Coots, don't forget to say "Coots for ever" when you see them
  23. I'm not an avid sports fan but I love it when there's a cricket match on the village playing field overlooked by the church steeple. Something so timeless and peaceful just makes me glad to have been born here There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night— Ten to make and the match to win— A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish hope of a season's fame, But his captain's hand on his shoulder smote 'Play up! play up! and play the game! ' For the uninitiated this handy diagram of fielding positions should help
  24. Haha.. well, I thought I knew one for 10 minutes
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