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Jayfire

A Winters Tale

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1 hour ago, KaptinKev said:

You are never alone on this forum.:default_drinks:

Ooh I dunno 

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On 19/12/2017 at 19:46, Aboattime said:

Super photos,your boat looks very similar to mine,same colour,is it an Alpha ?

I think it is an Aquafibre Pearl 38

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Hired a few of them in our time, a smashing boat and definitely my favourite. Hmmm a Firefighter and an Aquafibre Pearl, nice combination :default_norty:

Smashing photos Jay, keep them coming

Grace

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7 hours ago, Gracie said:

Hmmm a Firefighter and an Aquafibre Pearl, nice combination :default_norty:

Steady Grace! :default_biggrin: 

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11 hours ago, webntweb said:

I think it is an Aquafibre Pearl 38

It certainly is an Aquafibre 38

14 hours ago, Lulu said:

Love these updates. I doubt Ill ever get bored of Broads photos 

Thank you Lulu :default_smile:

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Thursday 21st December

An even more misty morning began after a lie in until 8 :default_blush:

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Morning jobs again sorted and a relaxed morning led to a 10.30ish start under Somerlayton swing bridge20171221_110015.thumb.jpg.d0b9d68e9290cdf9209f03a0afabdcef.jpg

and down the Waveney along with the river mist. Beware of the rogue finger getting in the shot :default_coat:20171221_111042.thumb.jpg.f1d196d0c54d3b204b26dadb888a6f26.jpg20171221_111144.thumb.jpg.6222bc82a07db746b19a6c0b661b810c.jpg20171221_111320.thumb.jpg.36aa6a5a42c82f002a1ce5991bc604be.jpg20171221_111415.thumb.jpg.1c6b56bd1952624b3eb816136fb3054c.jpg

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Reaching the meeting of Oulton we continued down the Waveney 

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passing the Waveney River Centre

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Which if I really squeezed in I think we could have got a spot

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Carrying on down the Waveney, no prizes for guessing our destination

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we even passed another boat on the lower Waveney. I think that puts the weeks total at 6 :default_blink:

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And finally at Beccles, where it was busier than expected, but we managed to bag a spot, and rogue finger got in the way once again.

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After a bit of shopping for supplies :default_crying1animated: the mist thickened

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16 hours ago, Gracie said:

Hired a few of them in our time, a smashing boat and definitely my favourite. Hmmm a Firefighter and an Aquafibre Pearl, nice combination :default_norty:

Smashing photos Jay, keep them coming

Grace

Curse that random cold which hospitalized you, you could have had a look at the fixtures and fittings.

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Lovely photos. The river is so still. It doesn't matter if it is cloudy and grey, there is still a beauty to the rivers and a serenity that you get nowhere else in our busy lives.

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1 hour ago, SwanR said:

Lovely photos. The river is so still. It doesn't matter if it is cloudy and grey, there is still a beauty to the rivers and a serenity that you get nowhere else in our busy lives.

You are absolutely spot on. And thank you

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After assisting 'the boy' to make a lovely Bolognese it dawned on me that the properties around Beccles YS haven't put much effort into the Christmas Lights.. ... come on guys 

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I know the picture by my phone isn't great but they weren't much better in reality :default_biggrin:

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Anyway, I am sure you have all had enough of me for one day, tomorrow I am thinking maybe Brammerton. 

Yes it will be timed badly so fighting the tide the whole way meaning it will take about 15 hours, but hey, I am up for it.

Jay

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Just like Mr & Mrs Nog's winter tales, we never have enough of winter stories. Note I never finished my September tale and I doubt I ever will. Keep the pictures coming. Liz

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18 minutes ago, Jayfire said:

Anyway, I am sure you have all had enough of me for one day, tomorrow I am thinking maybe Brammerton. 

Yes it will be timed badly so fighting the tide the whole way meaning it will take about 15 hours, but hey, I am up for it.

Jay

Hmmmm, low tide at Beccles is just after 9. If you got off at 8 you might pinch a bit of time. But I think the tide wont start flooding up the Yare until after 1 o'clock so you would be pushing it. I reckon at this time of the year you would need pretty much the full day, particularly going against the tide. Put the kettle on and relax. Or do a Griff and put a load of rum in the coffee :default_norty:

Good luck and look forward to your report!!! :default_beerchug:

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14 minutes ago, NorfolkNog said:

Or do a Griff and put a load of rum in the coffee :default_norty:

Good luck and look forward to your report!!! :default_beerchug:

I think its a drop of coffee in the rum :default_biggrin:

Thanks, I shall try and time it for reference, but I am so disorganised I will probably have forgotten where I was planning on heading by the morning and end up at Geldeston.......

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Friday 22nd December

Ok so I was up at 7 this morning sorted out what needed sorting, paid for what needed paying for and set off at 8.10 after being delayed talking to a fisherman from the local area and delaying my departure.

Anyway as said departure time was 8.10. The weather was dry but cloudy but alone with everyone else in bed I set off heading to Bramerton 

 

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Nice one! I did suggest an early start :default_smiley-angelic002: 

Keep us posted. 

I see the Lotto boat is moored there. It sure gets around. 

I have heard whispers on the rhond that you do get some 'characters' moored around there in winter :default_norty:

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So moving up the Waveney River was pleasant, cool and overcast but I made decent headway. WRC was pretty much empty again and we reached the Oulton turn off around 9.30ish

 

 

 

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Continuing on I passed under Somerlayton bridge with plenty of room, I had now been fighting against the current since WRC and was looking forward to having it's assistance from Reedham. Before that though it was time for my 4th trip of the week along the new cut.....

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As I approached Reedham It ended up a little congested, and would my little feathery friends move out the way? No.

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Once clear we passed through Reedham and up the Yare

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Reaching Reedham I took a detour and headed into Bargate for a scenic route, before heading back onto the main river and onwards towards Norwich.

 

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For what I believed to be the final stretch from Reedham to Bramerton seemed to absolutely fly by, passing The Ferry House on our way

 

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You've done well there JF 

I don't think the early start did you any harm 

Great pictures as always

I think you meant Brundall in the last bit? 

Just wish we were still there! 

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