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A Spring Tale

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Great write up and photos Jay :1310_thumbsup_tone1:

Are dogs allowed inside The Commadore do you know? We discovered a few weeks back that they are aren't allowed in the Wherry (although made very welcome on their patio)

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24 minutes ago, Ray said:

Great write up and photos Jay :1310_thumbsup_tone1:

Are dogs allowed inside The Commadore do you know? We discovered a few weeks back that they are aren't allowed in the Wherry (although made very welcome on their patio)

Thanks Ray.

No The Commodore is just the same as The Wherry, not allowed inside but welcome in the garden.

The Waveney allows dogs inside however as does the Flying Dutchman :default_smile:

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Thanks Jay

I think it was the Waveney that we ended up in, modern bar style pub but very welcoming and had a great brunch/all day breakfast!

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2 hours ago, Ray said:

Thanks Jay

I think it was the Waveney that we ended up in, modern bar style pub but very welcoming and had a great brunch/all day breakfast!

No Problem

That's the one. Forgot to mention The Lady Of The Lake also allows dogs inside too :default_smile:

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Well I've been dumped for a few hours for the Mickey Mouse Cup, so whilst I wait for the lady to be bothered again, any idea where I've ended up tonight? 

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I know one!!!

Dukes Head, Somerleyton :default_beerchug:

Cracking food when we went last year but not sure if it has changed hands again?

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4 minutes ago, Ray said:

I know one!!!

Dukes Head, Somerleyton :default_beerchug:

Sorry Ray but you don't :default_biggrin:

It's not The Duke's Head.

A little hint, my gorgeous Grace is sat ignoring me watching the aforementioned Mickey Mouse Cup.....

And I bought her wine :facepalm:

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Haha.. well, I thought I knew one for 10 minutes :default_biggrin:

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Indeed, Jay, I can remember the Commodore moorings being on a poor state but it's a few years since I've moored there. Certainly looks more inviting now though. 

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12 minutes ago, Broads01 said:

Indeed, Jay, I can remember the Commodore moorings being on a poor state but it's a few years since I've moored there. Certainly looks more inviting now though. 

Ahh cheers mate, I was thinking my mind was playing tricks on me. They certainly look lovely right now, especially with the sun shining on them.

Incidentally they are £10 for the night like at the Wherry Hotel if anyone wants to know, no facilities though.

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Anyway, apparently I'm not being ignored, so apologies for saying that......

Pfffffttttttt, did I mention a Mickey Mouse cup??? I love football but both teams are abysmal :default_smiley-angelic002:

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1 hour ago, Jayfire said:

Anyway, apparently I'm not being ignored, so apologies for saying that......

Pfffffttttttt, did I mention a Mickey Mouse cup??? I love football but both teams are abysmal :default_smiley-angelic002:

Never ignored babe

I seriously think  the Arsenal camp owe the fans a sincere apology for the time it took to get to the stadium and the money they had to spend to watch such a dire performance and some of the players earn three hundred and fifty thousand pounds a ruddy week

Absolute joke but well done Chelsea 

Grace

 

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5 minutes ago, Gracie said:

Never ignored babe

I seriously think  the Arsenal camp owe the fans a sincere apology for the time it took to get to the stadium and the money they had to spend to watch such a dire performance and some of the players earn three hundred and fifty thousand pounds a ruddy week

Absolute joke but well done Chelsea 

Grace

 

I'm leaving you be tonight babe, I'll be in the bilges tomorrow morning if you decide you want me.... :default_hiding:

I've clearly wound you up too much :default_smiley-angelic002:

They're both shocking teams :default_biggrin:

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Sunday 26th May

Waking around 0600 to a pleasant if cloudy Oulton morning I sat and had a quiet coffee whilst everybody slept before taking the dog out for a walk.

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Once back I made preparations for heading off and with a fresh coffee made at around 0715 I set off back towards the River Waveney.

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It was quiet along the river as I progressed through Somerleyton

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And then a busy St Olaves as I continued my meander up to Breydon water.

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I hadn't intended on travelling up North this week expecting it to be crazy on a May bank holiday weekend but the kids had asked to go North yesterday afternoon with just two objectives given. The traditional visit to Lathams so they could raid the bakery and a stop at St Bennetts in order to have a little walk down the lane and to Ludham Bridge.

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The Fisherman's Inn is now open, and the old Burgh Castle moorings are in operation "At Your Own Risk"

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By around 0930 we were crossing the expanse of water separating the Northern and Southern Broads, and they largest stream of boats I have ever seen crossing Breydon began. There were 3 of us crossing South to North at the same time, but a constant stream of boats all the way over the water were crossing North to South.

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Once I reached Yarmouth bridges I held station to allow 4 boats to pass through unimpeded before heading under myself, and then made slow progress up the lower Bure as I had arrived a little ahead of schedule and had to fight the last of the ebbing tide.

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The day appeared to be brightening up as the morning went on, a few boats passed in both directions as I continued up the river

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The Stracey Arms was busy and Stokesby completely full, a sign of what was ahead, but I was carrying on regardless so it didn't matter.

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I was also joined by a family of swans too, which was nice to watch.

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Spaces were available on the Pedro moorings at Acle and I nearly moored up there for a quick pit stop, but decided I would carry on for a while first.

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Just after leaving Acle I happened to hit the Thurne Regatta, a large number of those flappy things all over the river from before the Boundary Farm moorings along the Bure past the Thurne mouth and further onwards.

It was enjoyable maneuvering around them and watching as I went, many acknowledged thanks for my assistance, but I think more in gratitude that I didn't do as a number of others did of trying to speed across their bow in order to get past, one in particular almost causing a collision, the flappy thing doing a great job of avoiding (just) the boat crossing it's path.

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Once onto clear waters again I continued along the Bure hoping (not believing) I would be able to get in at St Bennetts.

Not a chance

It was around 1330-1400 by now and there wasn't a single spot at the Abbey, so I made a left turn to have a look if I could make a pit stop towards South Walsham and wait to see if a space at the Abbey appeared later.

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Unfortunately I couldn't get in there either, so I was left with continuing along the Bure towards Wroxham and seeing where was available.

As expected there wasn't any room at Horning, and I didn't waste my time even bothering to check Ranworth, knowing it would be full of boats by now, so we continued on some more through a mad rain storm which had picked up.

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On reaching Salhouse I popped into the broad, and whilst busy, there were a few spaces still available, one of which was near the water point and so I spun around and stern moored into there at around 1615, some 9 hours after setting off from Oulton.

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After paying and having a few minutes to stretch my legs, we had a walk up to the Fur and Feathers and whilst it was sunny, the tables and seats were still wet from the earlier rain and the wind was starting to pick up, and so in preparation for later we claimed a table inside. Another dog friendly pub by the way.

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We had a few beers

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And a good chat with the kids until at around 2030 we set off back to the boat as the sun set around us

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The head chef aka my youngest made us all a boat cooked tea which was delicious.

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As I wasn't required for meal preparation I took a beer and sat out on the bow having a chat with my gorgeous lady

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After we ate we had a walk with the dog around the pathways at Salhouse and then it was time to lay our heads down and get some sleep.

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Good grief! Bit of a contrast with December! :default_icon_e_surprised:

:default_stinky:    :default_stinky:  

Mind you, just wait till this weekend! :default_sailing:   :default_biggrin:

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Hi Jay, 

To be honest I would have not set off for the Northern Rivers so late in the week with the impending 3 Rivers Race starting on Saturday.

The owner aboard Ranworth Breeze this week was delayed from setting off from Brundall and then ended up in Loddon due to the Reedham Bridge being out of order, I suggested that he should stay down south because of the race even though the tides through Yarmouth would have been perfect for us all week.

Enjoy you time aboard Moonlight Shadow.

Regards

Alan

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2 hours ago, Jayfire said:

I sat and had a quiet c?offee

what's wrong with alcohol?

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Great photos Jay. At the Commodore was there any mention of the £10 being refundable against food? 

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Great photos Jay. At the Commodore was there any mention of the £10 being refundable against food? 

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9 minutes ago, Broads01 said:

Great photos Jay. At the Commodore was there any mention of the £10 being refundable against food? 

Hi mate, yes the £10 is fully refunded against your food bill :default_smile:

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The perils of the northern rivers on a bank holiday! 9hours cruising, should just about have topped the batteries up. The Fur and Feathers never used to allow dogs inside, nice to know they have become dog-friendly. 

Also useful to know the old Burgh Castle moorings can be used with care, well done the Fisherman’s Inn.

Great photos as always Cap’n.

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1 hour ago, vanessan said:

The perils of the northern rivers on a bank holiday! 9hours cruising, should just about have topped the batteries up. The Fur and Feathers never used to allow dogs inside, nice to know they have become dog-friendly. 

Also useful to know the old Burgh Castle moorings can be used with care, well done the Fisherman’s Inn.

Great photos as always Cap’n.

Thanks Mrs V :default_smile:

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