Jump to content
  • Announcements

    Welcome! New around here? Take a look at the New Members' Guide for some pointers.

    Not a member yet? Sign up here and you can soon be chatting away with friends old and new..

    Check out our Handy Information section if you're after something quickly!

  • If you would like to support the forum, please consider visiting the forum shop, where you can purchase such items as NBN Burgees, Window Stickers, or even a custom Limited Edition Wooden Throttle Control Knob

    Forum Shop

psychicsurveyor

The Dutch Are Coming

Recommended Posts

Seen 14 or 15 of these beautiful boats being rowed up The Yare today. 

Apparently they are heading to Norwich,  mostly crewed by older ladies and all on visitors tolls.

They have more energy than I have :default_icon_bowdown:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We saw them coming down the Ant on Monday, I misread their flag as being French! Sacre bleu! 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope they come through Thorpe, no sign of them so far.

Colin:default_drink_2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Ray said:

We saw them coming down the Ant on Monday, I misread their flag as being French! Sacre bleu! 

Ray we did the same. Thought it was a French invasion fleet!!!

about 2:30 there were 3 or 4 going towards bramerton and 1 already at bramerton having a picnic. Gave us a nice wave as well. 

They were not taking it easy either. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Photos would be good.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry was busy driving.  I'm sure someone will catch them on digital data media tomorrow. Film was so much easier to say 

The boat moored at bramerton was an immaculate wooden beauty. I've got a plastic fantastic and even I was impressed:default_eusa_dance:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We saw them last Monday, exiting Thurne Dyke around 2.30pm - I wonder where they had been?.......... One or two of the boats were wandering about a bit! A nice sight though, they were having fun and it was good to see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw just one leaving Oulton Broad this morning, tide against them! Perhaps being from Holland and being used to tideless canals the crew didn't factor in the tides. However, hats off to them, at least they are doing it, yours truly only ever thinks about it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All looks very innocent, but this is just how Admiral De Ruyter's 1667 raid on the Medway started. I shall be on my guard.

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
9 minutes ago, SteveO said:

All looks very innocent, but this is just how Admiral De Ruyter's 1667 raid on the Medway started. I shall be on my guard.

 

Maybe they are out to capture the TS Nelson as flagship of the river Yare.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 However, hats off to them, at least they are doing it, yours truly only ever thinks about it!

Very sensible JM, there are a lot of jobs that need a good coat of looking at before being attempted!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I understand they are over here for the next four weeks or so, after all, being Dutch they have nothing better to do .........

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • NBN Mobile App

    Want to use NBN when you're out and about?

    Get our mobile app for Android and iOS!

    Get it on Google Play

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

For details of our Guidelines, please take a look at the Terms of Use here.