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  1. Dawn is when the morning light starts to appear and is roughly 1/2 hour before sunrise. Similarly dusk is when light finally disappears and is roughly 1/2 hour after sunset. Most hire companies specify you can cruise from dawn till dusk rather than sunrise to sunset. We once picked up a hire boat on the canals. It was November and I'd planned to stop at a pub we could get to before dark. As we were leaving the owner of the yard asked where we were heading. I said where and he suggested there was a much nicer pub a bit further on - if we didn't mind boating after dark! He was even nice eno
  2. I agree. I think my post is more of a lament about the consequences of giving people poor information. I've always thought we should trust people with good information and advice. My own experience is that if I had taken the river gauges and boat air draft at face value I would never have discovered and enjoyed the beautiful river Ant. I've also read reviews for the boat I hired and many hirers were disappointed that they could not get under Ludham bridge. I suspect most (not all) of those reviewers could have and simply turned back at the first gauge. Good information would have allowed
  3. The problem is everyone knows the gauge is inaccurate and everyone knows the airdraft of the boat the yard gives you is inaccurate, you just don't now by how much. So you have to try the boat to see if it actually fits. This has been going on for so long now if the BA and the yards suddenly gave accurate information no one would believe it and even more boats would hit the bridges. All the privateers know what the gauge has to read to get their boat through. Again if the BA suddenly change it, many privateers would hit the bridges. Answer would have been to start with accurate information, but
  4. All the people on here who have said they have moored there when it was a 24 hr mooring have said they spoke to the person in the corner, or remained on their boat. Quite reasonable I think. The same principle as double mooring. Some people are OK with it, some are not. Just start with a conversation - sometimes it won't be OK, if not don't moor there.
  5. Its got very nice mooring posts for an unofficial mooring.
  6. If you want to know how much higher than normal the river levels are and have time on your hands you can get a lot of data here: - https://riverlevels.uk/river-bure-hoveton-hoveton-broad-tidal#.YHcUrKySmUk This is the nearest EA gauge to Wroxham Bridge and if you scroll down the page you get a button 'Download Long Term Data as CSV'. This will give you daily data back to 2012. All you then need is to know how this relates to the gauge at Wroxham Bridge...
  7. Mooring there is really no different in inconvenience to double mooring. If the person on the inside wants to go first, then the person on the outside needs to move to allow it to happen. We've been in the corner with someone on that mooring. They spoke to us first and it was really no bother. It sounds like many folks on here have also used that mooring and offered the courtesy of speaking to whoever would be 'blocked' in. So it does look like a 24hr spot has been lost. Tom describes the location as a ferry landing now. How is a 24 hr mooring re-classified as a ferry landing and what le
  8. When we were last there we moored stern onto the quay in the corner and had a small sailing boat moored on in front of us. So this does mean at least one mooring less. I still don't see why. These are trip boats so could easily arrange a time table around the current single mooring and we already know one of the boats is kept elsewhere overnight.
  9. Just spotted this hire company on the Thames at Benson. https://www.bygoneboating.co.uk/ Apparently they are in their third season. They currently have three classic boats with at least one credited as a Broads design and another - Herbert Woods 'Silver Light' on the way.
  10. We have a holiday booked through Hoseasons, deferred from last year. All the paperwork until about May last year was dual branded Hoseasons/Blakes. Latest paperwork is just Hoseasons. So it seems the Blakes brand has had a lingering death.
  11. I think you are quoting an update from 23 March 2020
  12. I think landlords know their customers. Trendy city bar - expect an app on your phone. The sort of pub you & I drink in expect a nod from the landlady as you walk in. After all you did tell her you were going for your jab.
  13. As Cal says if you introduce it now its unfair on those down the priority list for the jab. I think P & O have introduced it temporarily to get their ships sailing. If the effectiveness of the jab that has been seen in the age groups vaccinated so far is repeated on the community as a whole once roll out is complete, I suspect the clamour for vaccination passports to access UK premises may wain. I suspect that's why Boris says its down to the landlord, some may introduce it whilst the vaccine roll out is ongoing, but its a lot easier for them to reverse it rather than government, once the
  14. For my interest, who normally owns the rivers and dykes of the Broads? Are they usually privately owned? I always thought that in general tidal rivers were owned by the Crown and non tidal rivers could be privately owned. I would assume a dyke dug for drainage would be privately owned and one dug for navigation, owned by the navigation authority. This stretch of river looks a man made diversion so I'm guessing it would have been originally owned by the person who dug it. So was it dug for navigation or drainage? Who originally owned it and how did it end up with the Crown Estate (does the titl
  15. And we thought boats being swept away was having a bad day... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-56473115
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