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Jayfire

A Winters Tale

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Sunday 30th December

A grey gloomy start in Reedham began with the usual dog walk around the village before setting off straight after at around 0900. 20181230_083611.thumb.jpg.a0a72af565358b955cc4b7e16f507ace.jpg

It was a little earlier than planned, the Yarmouth slack to head up North was around 1100 but i headed off along the River Yare anyway, trying to take my time but being pushed along by the tide I was making very quick progress.20181230_090951.thumb.jpg.a9f766f0631d46a64e59a59959070ef1.jpg

Breydon crossing was rather uneventful, the water was calm and there were no other boats around, but at least the sun was putting up a fight to try and get out20181230_101550.thumb.jpg.3d47b8d816aa4341cdf39affea5c22b4.jpg

I made it to Yarmouth bridges by around 1030 (ish) and found although plenty of clearance the ebbing tide was still strong, having been doing around 7mph at 1300 rpm over Breydon, I was now doing 1mph at 1500rpm. It was slooooooow, progress :default_biggrin:

As I passed the Yacht Station and the River opened up more the ebb wasn't quite so strong and I began making more progress20181230_104846.thumb.jpg.249d3a8f2bc8b7e5ee06eff4cc8ebcdf.jpg20181230_112512.thumb.jpg.6ecd907c99389195bea82ae01e13b31d.jpg

Just after 1200 the sun began to win it's battle and the day began to warm up as I continued up the Bure 

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It was 1235 by the time I reached the Stracey Arms, with its restoration work on going 20181230_123626.thumb.jpg.a25b338e94e87a0a9786ecb9161ee977.jpg20181230_123807.thumb.jpg.e717981e3bc3cf870471c5e4bede262d.jpg

Continuing up the Bure through Stokesby 20181230_124126.thumb.jpg.f2a1d71b7ac93ed22e5684e2455fc336.jpg20181230_131158.thumb.jpg.4f4ca40dc31817b2bbf38aacbc65290c.jpg

And within an hour I had reached Acle. The pub moorings were fairly busy, 20181230_132641.thumb.jpg.f8f7e9537906c3852df56e5fd85108a3.jpgbut the BA moorings were empty bar one other boat, and being solo, the posts are easier for me than the rings, so I moored up there for a 1325 dinnertime break.

The dog and I walked over the bridge 20181230_135119.thumb.jpg.0a69ad28b8b32d997a6dd1f4adbc6278.jpg

A great viewing platform for the River 20181230_135342.thumb.jpg.44bc6b26d907751954e1160ae144c9fa.jpg

And we'll, you know me, pass a pub pop in a pub so it was time for a beer (or two) at The Bridge Inn.20181230_145147.thumb.jpg.2a38217b86330b9efbf0e6c34d7554f1.jpg

Once finished up we set off back over the bridge and then along Stokesby New Road to The Ferry Inn at Stokesby20181230_152141.thumb.jpg.d1588ab7d97c2af3825bc72e8caaf6ef.jpg20181230_154858.thumb.jpg.933c36cac82435e3ca83c39d04dfe6c0.jpg

Which was fairly busy

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The best pool table on the broads :default_norty:

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And then I sat outside, watching the River flow by

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The daylight was soon lost however, and after a couple of beers it was time to head back to the boat at 1700, where I had a relaxing evening on board, preparing for the next day.20181230_165500.thumb.jpg.bec71070ec6d97d162afd64aea450139.jpg20181230_165547.thumb.jpg.e6c34cb1a74a6472badce3cb791835dd.jpg20181230_165719.thumb.jpg.743f03a2afc0257053c3baadf1cac014.jpg

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Lovely photos once again. Happy New Year to you Jay. :default_drink_2:

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Happy New Year Jean from here in Wroxham

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Looks very peaceful Jay ... now if only I was watching the BB webcam at just the right moment ... :default_eusa_dance:

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1 hour ago, SwanR said:

Looks very peaceful Jay ... now if only I was watching the BB webcam at just the right moment ... :default_eusa_dance:

Which right moment might that be Mrs SR :default_biggrin:

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1 minute ago, Jayfire said:

Which right moment might that be Mrs SR :default_biggrin:

Ha ha ha ... the one where you make your departure ... I'm watching now ... are you still there? Are you just leaving? Or did you sneak out while I was watching Portsmouth Harbour instead? :default_stinky:

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1 hour ago, SwanR said:

Ha ha ha ... the one where you make your departure ... I'm watching now ... are you still there? Are you just leaving? Or did you sneak out while I was watching Portsmouth Harbour instead? :default_stinky:

I'm still here Mrs SR, I'm stopping tonight it seems, I've picked the kids up from the train station and they seem to be suggesting that we are playing games tonight and not moving :default_biggrin:

I'll be leaving tomorrow morning, but I dare not say at what time now :default_rofl:

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Enjoy your evening with your family Jay. I should be back at work tomorrow so unless you leave around 7am you will be safe! :default_biggrin:

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32 minutes ago, SwanR said:

Enjoy your evening with your family Jay. I should be back at work tomorrow so unless you leave around 7am you will be safe! :default_biggrin:

Thank you Mrs SR

Sooooo, you'll be watching at about 7 then??:default_ohmy:

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Might be. Might not be. :default_jumelles:

Just wave to the camera as you go even if it’s still dark. :default_icon_wave:

I’ll let you off from singing at that time of day just so as not to wake everyone up! :default_eusa_dance:

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Just now, SwanR said:

Might be. Might not be. :default_jumelles:

Just wave to the camera as you go even if it’s still dark. :default_icon_wave:

I’ll let you off from singing at that time of day just so as not to wake everyone up! :default_eusa_dance:

If I'm up Mrs SR, everyone is up. Except Grace, her snores drown the world out :default_hiding:

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3 minutes ago, Jayfire said:

If I'm up Mrs SR, everyone is up. Except Grace, her snores drown the world out :default_hiding:

Oi I don't ruddy snore, now Jay you don't want me to tell everyone about your Christmas socks do you? You know the really cute ones with little Santa's on them :default_norty:

Grace :default_icon_kiss:

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What can I say, I'm a Christmas lover, and if you buy me something you know darn well I'll use it.

So thank you for the socks babe :default_icon_kiss:

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13 hours ago, Jayfire said:

Sooooo, you'll be watching at about 7 then??:default_ohmy:

I was here ... where were you?! :default_icon_wave:

Have a lovely day afloat wherever it takes you. :default_stinky:

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Ijean, if you watch the webcam panning from marina to bridge you get a glimpse of the pilot moorings and a certain moonlight shadow was there at 8 am

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I'll catch up when I can guys sorry, after a rainy start in Wroxham the sky's are beginning to brighten now I'm underway 20190102_084341.thumb.jpg.72af05a169c24cf1c169f874c8911992.jpg

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A quick, cool but fairly bright stop off in Potter Heigham so the kids can said the buns from Lathams20190102_114854.thumb.jpg.a96c8918f8ee1f3d3689442ebb5f3e94.jpg

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Awwww looks like you are having a fun trip but how cold is it guys, stay warm and cosy :default_biggrin:

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1 hour ago, hazelgirl said:

Awwww looks like you are having a fun trip but how cold is it guys, stay warm and cosy :default_biggrin:

I've been promised I'll be warmed up later :default_norty:

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16 minutes ago, Jayfire said:

I've been promised I'll be warmed up later :default_norty:

Lucky you Mr lol 

Stuck in this office with you know who, went out for lunch and he'd turned our heater off while we were out :default_2gunsfiring_v1:

How long are you guys afloat for, might need to follow your holiday tale to help my sanity this week and I've only been back since 8am hahahaha.

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We stopped in Potter Heigham on a crowded bank holiday Monday once and I couldn't see its charms. Having returned several times it has become one of my favourite places ... but that's when on a road trip from the caravan. Much as I love Bridgestone's for something to eat way more than the King's Something-or-other in Ludham, I do love Womack Dyke or Womack Water for a mooring spot. Less challenging than the wind by the old bridge or a tight turn in Herbie Wood's yard. 

Looking forward to finding out where you went next Jay ... but please never apologise for not having posted. Updating social media is in my view most definitely not the point of being out on the Broads. #SingForJay :default_party0001:

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Sorry guys n girls, I'll update soon. Now moored up at Somerleyton, it was pitch black by the time we got here and so photos are a little less than usual (yes yes, you are welcome).

But here's the Waveney River as the sun goes down

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