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  1. Welcome to the NBN forum, please tell us a little about yourself and your times on the Norfolk Broads. Regards Alan
  2. Hi Neil, I have never owned a bike, but it was always in the family blood, my younger brother by 4 years has only just given up and my Uncle in New Zealand was searching for spare parts for his Honda Goldwing on the last two occasions when he last came to the UK, now in his late 80's he has given up riding and is trying his hand at car restorations. My guess is that Griff is drooling at that picture. Regards Alan
  3. If that had happened to me Monica I would have given them any number. Regards Alan
  4. The fist people to take a narrow boat to France was Terry & Monica Darlington It was a good read. Here is a link:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/content/articles/2005/07/21/narrowboat_darlingtons_channel_feature.shtml Regards Alan
  5. I can concur that Loch Ness is almost prehistoric and at times can be like a mill pond but at other times can be rough, it is a place that could be from any time and only the presence of somewhat very little boats is the only sign of modern life. Regards Alan
  6. Hello stagman welcome to the forum. Regards Alan
  7. Hi Davy, That would imply that politicians used logic, I have never seen it yet in my life. When we are setting the allocations each year we have to check when the school holidays are in the locations that our owners with school shares live, this is not an easy feat by any means especially when when we draw the allocations in November for 2021. Regards Alan
  8. Dear All Please find attached ABP Notice to Mariners No.15 2019 which relates to a Marine Closure of Lowestoft Bascule Bridge. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 NOTICE TO MARINERS LOWESTOFT BASCULE BRIDGE - TEMPORARY CLOSURE AND RESTRICTIONS TO MARINE TRAFFIC Mariners and Port Users are advised that the Bascule Bridge will be undergoing routine maintenance for the period below:- Monday 10th June 2019 at 2000hrs until Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 0600hrs • During this period there will be no Routine Small Boat Openings. • Commercial vessel openings will be considered with a minimum of 12hrs notice and subject to the works schedule. Tidally restricted vessels will be prioritised. • Small vessels and Leisure craft may be able to utilise a commercial vessel opening should one be scheduled during the restriction period, subject to the required transit being in the same direction, and only with consent of the Harbour Master via Port Control. Agents, Owners and Vessel masters are advised to bear this closure in mind when planning vessel movements in or out of the Port of Lowestoft. For further information please contact Lowestoft Port Control, (VHF Ch.14, Tel. 01502 572286). Harbour Master 7th June 2019 Notices
  9. Dear All The Broads Authoirty have been informed that UK Power Networks will be turning off the electricity at Dilham on Friday 21 June 2019 between 0830hrs and 1130hrs to undertake some urgent repair work. Therefore the electric pillars at Dilham mooring will not be operating during those hours and service will resume by 1130hrs that day. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734
  10. Hello Mark & Tracey, Welcome to the forum and the start of your married life. Tan and I had our honeymoon aboard aboard a narrow boat in 1980, our case had been got at with confetti which went all over the boat when we opened it. We had been boating since 1975 in some form or other. Regards Alan
  11. Hello jwb, Welcome to the forum. Regards Alan
  12. Nothing wrong with lock gates apart from the ones at Mutford Lock Regards Alan
  13. Thank you Helen. It makes me want to be back on the canals, the river sections reminded me of our time of on the River Seven and its gigantic locks. Any hire-boats that the routes include river sections have a anchor and chain as standard at the bow to be used in case of the river in flood. Regards Alan
  14. Hi Neil Happy Birthday. Regards Alan
  15. Down to one chick left in the nesting box this morning, one of the adult birds flew in with pray and starting feeding the chick. It was sat on the edge of the nesting box my guess it will not be long before the last bird has fledged. Regards Alan
  16. Hi Gracie, I have not seen any of the news coverage but I have been told that the opening sequences of Saving Private Ryan are not far off of the mark for the 4000 plus soldiers that died on the beaches. Regards Alan
  17. Hello SwanR, It is often that men who served in the first & second world wars who indeed were in action rarely speak of their time or involvement. Tan's uncle Neil and all his brothers were in the forces and he would never speak of his time over there. Friends have said the same with their loved ones. Regards Alan
  18. I have just amended the three standard shares we currently have for sale. Regards Alan
  19. During my time in the trades I have come across several Corgi/Gas-safe registered fitters that I would not trust to even make the tea let alone have someones safety in their hands. One fitter working on my business partners home did the new boiler for him, the Gas-board condemned his pipework which had four or five leaks in a very short run. One plumber I know piped up 22 mm pipework on a heating system where he put the pump under the bathroom floor and cut notches over 3 inches deep into the 7 x 2 joists, four of these supported the floor under the bath, the builder and myself shook our heads and went for a cuppa elsewhere. Regards Alan
  20. Thank you Vaughan we all have our own opinions on this event. The initial post was one of information and we post all of the Broads Authorities Notices when received, it was meant to inform crews that there would be people in the water and not to start yet another debate into the right & wrongs of the event. Regards Alan
  21. I have spent all day beefing up security on my sheds after finding both doors had been jemmied open overnight when I went downstairs at 5.40 am this morning, nothing taken but my guess, they will be back.
  22. As per last year I will advise all our syndicate owners to avoid the area during this swim day. IMHO swimmers and boats do not want to be in the same location. Regards Alan
  23. Dear All Please see the attached ABP Lowestoft port information notice regarding the A47 and Bascule Bridge. Kind Regards Laura Milner Administrative Officer Operations Broads Authority Tel: 01603 756035 Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road. Norwich NR1 1RY 01603 610734 PORT INFORMATION NOTICE A47 NORTHBOUND ROAD CLOSURE All Port Users are advised that the Northbound A47 road is closed at the junction of Commercial Road and Station Square, with diversions in place to the South of the Bascule Bridge. A sink hole has opened up some 75 metres north of the Bascule Bridge. This hole is believed to have been caused as the result of a sewer pipe failure. The Bascule Bridge remains open to all shipping as normal. There are some restrictions to road traffic accessing the Inner Harbour area of the Port. Road traffic from the North cannot turn right from Station Square into Commercial Road. Southbound vehicles must cross the Bascule Bridge and proceed to the A12 Roundabout near Asda where, with permission of the traffic diversion operator, they will be allowed to then proceed back northwards over the Bascule Bridge and to turn left into Commercial Road only. Vehicles outbound from the Inner Harbour area can exit Commercial Road by turning left/northbound only; they can then use the road network to return Southbound over the Bascule Bridge if required. This notice will be updated as and when further information is received from the Highways Authorities or other responsible agencies. Harbour Master 04 June 2019
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