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24 minutes ago, chameleon said:

looks ok because it opens inward you can even see the hinges

 

The more I look at it, more things seem to emerge as seeming not quite right.

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8 minutes ago, chameleon said:

why? look at their webcam you can see the door closed

 

Excuse me, but are we on the same page here?:default_blink:

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6 minutes ago, KaptinKev said:

Excuse me, but are we on the same page here?:default_blink:

They are Herbert Woods day boats, You can see them moored up on the Potter web cam, the doors open inwards

Perhaps it's you who needs to go to Specsavers

Grace

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7 minutes ago, Gracie said:

They are Herbert Woods day boats, You can see them moored up on the Potter web cam, the doors open inwards

Perhaps it's you who needs to go to Specsavers

Grace

Sorry Gracie, but on this occasion your loyalty doesn't cut it!

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Where's the rainy day pictures?

Come on, don't think you can get away with fluffing up your holiday tale by leaving out the bad bits.:default_badday:

BTW....did you know your boat has a song?

 

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25 minutes ago, chameleon said:

you havent even said what looks wrong

 

Do I really have to spell it out, :default_icon_rolleyes:

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31 minutes ago, Wyndham said:

Where's the rainy day pictures?

Come on, don't think you can get away with fluffing up your holiday tale by leaving out the bad bits.:default_badday:

:default_biggrin: oh it's coming.....although there are by far fewer pictures than of the sunny days

There are a few bad bits to come I assure you, although I shall have to be slightly careful with how I word some of it :default_smiley-angelic002:

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BTW....did you know your boat has a song?

 

I am well aware of it thank you. Although I am far too young to know who these people are that sang it or to have ever heard it before I bought our boat share

Now I force everyone in the car to tolerate the song endlessly as we travel to Brundall :default_biggrin:

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12 minutes ago, KaptinKev said:

Do I really have to spell it out, :default_icon_rolleyes:

Apparently yes you do Captain Kev, even for me. Now be a jolly decent fellow and please do so nicely so that we can all get it. :default_biggrin:

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9 hours ago, Maxwellian said:

Apparently yes you do Captain Kev, even for me. Now be a jolly decent fellow and please do so nicely so that we can all get it. :default_biggrin:

Well CaptainKev..... someone has brought to my attention that if you focus on what you can see through the window on the door it may look to some a bit off (I will leave it at that). There are of course several other explainations for the more decent minded of us! If that is what you are eluding, then no further explaination is required please.

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Jeez, that's why the more decent minded of us didn't get it, thank you for the explanation Ian

Sorry Jay darling for the thread hijack :default_icon_kiss:

Now can we have the photos of the rain? We haven't seen rain in so long :default_biggrin:

Grace

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I would just like it point out that It had to be explained to me!

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Wednesday 8th August

I was sat in the sunshine in Richardson's yard enjoying the morning with a coffee. The yard was almost empty with the exception of a few visiting boats. 20180808_084306.thumb.jpg.a08a7ea70b3cba6dd11096e65db25ca9.jpg20180808_084313.thumb.jpg.e6756df31faf2ae41308d7e721d8514f.jpg

Rubbish disposed of and water filled I set off at around 0900 to begin the journey back down the River Ant, via Barton Broad obviously.20180808_091759.thumb.jpg.5f4ef0f9e7580e5afe2e6f48725f6b9d.jpg20180808_093421.thumb.jpg.217d298d18f330bf4212772e2f41c6c4.jpg20180808_093811.thumb.jpg.e5891f424ae5d55a899b6765d5889e8f.jpg20180808_094052.thumb.jpg.79c4bd2041e847b5caeb6ae19e30baed.jpg

The slow journey down the Ant was extremely busy in both directions but enjoyable nonetheless, and as we passed How Hill at around 1015 we stopped off for coffee and breakfast.20180808_102233.thumb.jpg.1b7a9dc6b184801eaecec9581c6d136d.jpg20180808_104326.thumb.jpg.5bba7f84da6e6f9d1572002159150d8b.jpg

Whilst sat with my brew and watching the world go slowly by in the sunshine, I was passed by Chameleon who gave a passing wave and greeting, unfortunately I was caught in a world of my own at the time, so apologies to them for almost missing them completely.

Another couple on their first broads visit were struggling to get off of their mooring without hitting other boas, so I jumped off and went to give some assistance which they were extremely grateful for and they went on their way down the Ant ahead of me.

Once we set off again we passed a very busy Ludham bridge, giving way to a number of boats passing through the bridge before I was able to pass myself.20180808_111655.thumb.jpg.71451d4afa8d1dca2d4e764e0a58842e.jpg20180808_112935.thumb.jpg.676d3a5080465cfa04dc607a716c341b.jpg20180808_114219.thumb.jpg.328d984b922875d62baf79af6b40af84.jpgHeading along the Bure it was busy as expected, Horning was rammed full in all mooring spots but our destination was Salhouse Broad. 20180808_120050.thumb.jpg.7703d5ff68fedde3e7f229c325cfefbf.jpg20180808_122112.thumb.jpg.ed6d67cdc556df88fe45b43611ca0a93.jpg20180808_123516.thumb.jpg.2da925dc5e805b5497ac22c69de32866.jpg20180808_123937.thumb.jpg.1e6738fa42a47b27b8a9afdb3811f18b.jpg20180808_130426.thumb.jpg.5fd11fb89c089661f3fc7e0f41977249.jpgWhen we arrived I was surprised at how quiet it was with plenty of moorings available. Usually in August if we could get in it was on the last available spot, 20180808_133630.thumb.jpg.2dab32db13fc218d3ba042f137ef9aba.jpgso I stern moored up and then set out with the dog to the Fur and Feathers for a quick refreshment break.20180808_135923.thumb.jpg.d7d733256477f8ebf5585bfad5342a7a.jpg20180808_140100.thumb.jpg.fc1581b90e1863b3fed07f6c74cee8bc.jpg20180808_140309.thumb.jpg.d01e9bf4027b30553855d58f6c435d39.jpg

After a drink i had a quick look in the brewery shop before heading back to the boat for a relaxing afternoon in the sunshine. 20180808_163513.thumb.jpg.f94a19f570677b9558b92f6d1472f97e.jpgEveryone was busy doing their own thing so I wrote up Tuesday's blog alone in the gorgeous weather.

Just as I finished writing and was thinking about beginning to set off to my final destination for the day we was hit by another boat. Won't go into it but details were collected and passed on before I untied our boat and set off once more, heading for a night in Wroxham.20180808_184429.thumb.jpg.6c7b5b836d8118f403b936fad682e254.jpg20180808_185133.thumb.jpg.1e248de5723ea7ec3f371cab5d8b2343.jpg

Deliberately arriving late on and planning to leave early in order to avoid the shenanigans that can go on in Wroxham in August on the water it was quiet on the water but moorings were very busy.

Finally getting a space we headed out for a drink in the Hotel Wroxham and the Kings Head 20180808_194442.thumb.jpg.735ada793f97c5bd0af86d19d485d364.jpg20180808_194520.thumb.jpg.77729be7cb70104dcfdf1b08d84ad4c0.jpg20180808_205501.thumb.jpg.561616c30d5e8a67806cafab137cc64e.jpg20180808_205527.thumb.jpg.1dd8a86c89a28d54f4d212108b0b5b01.jpg20180808_205735.thumb.jpg.1fc7b67c6a6ef32d83cf3b76a54ca33a.jpg20180808_205804.thumb.jpg.78d685c706800d1f0ba25466dbdf254f.jpgbefore getting some tea and heading off to bed.20180808_231222.thumb.jpg.02cf40f7745d4f79ff774dd7218f4955.jpg

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13 hours ago, Jayfire said:

Got another one for you musicians....

Is it a toughie??

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Do you not know this one my gorgeous @Gracie? We are usually so good on a  piano

1 hour ago, Gracie said:

Jeez, that's why the more decent minded of us didn't get it, thank you for the explanation Ian

Don't feed the troll babe

1 hour ago, Gracie said:

Now can we have the photos of the rain? We haven't seen rain in so long :default_biggrin:

It's coming babe :default_ohmy:

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Great photos as ever JF

A small hint might help with the piano....... I keep thinking Dukes Head but can't recall seeing a piano in there 

BTW if anyone is replying to JF can I respectfully suggest not hitting the quote button as all the photos get repeated (good as they are) better to just highlight any relevant text and quote that :default_biggrin:

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1 minute ago, NorfolkNog said:

Great photos as ever JF

A small hint might help with the piano....... I keep thinking Dukes Head but can't recall seeing a piano in there

Thanks Mr Nog.

Sometimes you have to go with your first thought Mr Nog. It is the Dukes Head. The piano is at the end of the long table next to the door leading through to the toilets.

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Do you know, the scrubbed table and chair screamed Dukes Head at me. I must have been in there loads of times and never noticed the piano. Must pay more attention. :default_eusa_naughty:

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1 hour ago, NorfolkNog said:

 

BTW if anyone is replying to JF can I respectfully suggest not hitting the quote button as all the photos get repeated (good as they are) better to just highlight any relevant text and quote that :default_biggrin:

Sorry Mr N, duly noted and taken on board :default_icon_kiss:

1 hour ago, Jayfire said:

Do you not know this one my gorgeous @Gracie? We are usually so good on a  piano

Don't feed the troll babe

It's coming babe :default_ohmy:

I knew the pub but Mr N just beat me to it :default_icon_liar::default_biggrin: We are aren't we?

I'll try not to in future, thank you darling

Where's all the heat gone that I've been constantly whining to you about?:default_biggrin:

Grace

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9 hours ago, NorfolkNog said:

Do you know, the scrubbed table and chair screamed Dukes Head at me. I must have been in there loads of times and never noticed the piano. Must pay more attention. :default_eusa_naughty:

Too busy looking at the barmaids Mr Nog??? :default_biggrin:

9 hours ago, Gracie said:

I knew the pub but Mr N just beat me to it :default_icon_liar::default_biggrin: We are aren't we?

I thought you might, you do know everything don't you :default_rolleyes:

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9 hours ago, Gracie said:

Where's all the heat gone that I've been constantly whining to you about?:default_biggrin:

I'm sure you will find something else to constantly whine to me about Grace.

Not that I could ever tire of you moaning in my ear of course :default_smiley-angelic002:

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Thursday 9th August

Starting off in Wroxham on a more overcast morning, some may say even raining, 20180809_074220.thumb.jpg.84c999c6911ed44a1c2e12ea524c70d1.jpgI walked the dog and nipped to the shops for some essentials 20180809_075657.thumb.jpg.ccdff7457e6be7c890eee189db555f3d.jpgbefore slowly winding myself through Wroxham, if you was early you could have caught me on the webcam at Barnes yard as I passed, I know someone who had I lie in :default_biggrin:

It was a beautifully quiet early morning on the Bure, 20180809_081130.thumb.jpg.3820514c77515189a775ce938d55c15b.jpgand I made my way along the river20180809_081556.thumb.jpg.a38a25c2d6ab0e693b04d2d317e2100e.jpg20180809_082538.thumb.jpg.60326c942cffc001d06cf4212dd97f88.jpg20180809_083530.thumb.jpg.adb73d3ccdc94df08a06e8657048eae1.jpg20180809_085924.thumb.jpg.4cb1f0e39bff957522bc26013fc1a2bc.jpg20180809_090404.thumb.jpg.b8e87205b14d9230ad32e527689b7f8a.jpg and passing through Horning I was hoping we could have a quick stop for a breakfast sarnie from the cafe,20180809_093120.thumb.jpg.982664e0814ae583717d418b5254431b.jpg it turned out all moorings were still full in the early morning and so I continued on 20180809_094226.thumb.jpg.afd8aafe7edccf326378d34fbfeea0b1.jpg20180809_095942.thumb.jpg.c3681b7d1a8b65992c42dcb3e8f437c5.jpgand eventually turned into Ranworth staithe. 

There were 2 moorings available so I quickly grabbed one and sat with a brew watching the comings and goings for a short while. It wasn't long before a boat pulled alongside me called "Penny 4 Em" and I had a good chat with the lady on board, it wasn't until I was leaving however I noticed her NBN pennant flying so if you see this :default_icon_wave:20180809_105335.thumb.jpg.a822632162b21ec68499047a870c2108.jpg

We headed into the Maltsters for a dinnertime beverage and a baguette sarnie before heading off at around 1315 to return darn sarf.

The wind and rain really kicked up along the way past Acle and down to Yarmouth, t20180809_134404.thumb.jpg.232f5bc5285f6b3a067b3a731e5b9d57.jpghe tides were ideal for travelling down the Bure at almost tickover 20180809_140440.thumb.jpg.8409a0a01dc2d4fc88c080574c130276.jpg20180809_153305.thumb.jpg.dffef05a413eee31dbc63cab4a432bc0.jpgand then along Breydon I was able to have a little play along the crossing before sensibility returned for the journey down the Waveney.20180809_170959.thumb.jpg.d26a42630c92a352e03e6e7d8cbd45cb.jpg20180809_172600.thumb.jpg.c2067ecb9c9f9f02c312d1b96f53e97f.jpg

Unable to get a spot at St Olaves I continued on finally stopping at Somerleyton at around 1905 (just shy of 6 hours) and heading to the pub for a few beers, some games in the pub and then a return to the boat for something to eat and off to bed.20180809_223648.thumb.jpg.160c22901bee3294b89f98bcb04ab389.jpg

And there's your rainy (although you can't see it) grey pictures Wyndham :default_biggrin:

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Friday 10th August

A quick sign off day today.

Starting with a beautiful steady morning at Somerleyton,20180810_091615.thumb.jpg.465a317d6262a0f7407466123f9e3c1b.jpg I eventually set off for a slow cruise back up the Waveney and Yare back to Brundall to refuel and pump out the boat before cleaning her up and heading home.20180810_091334.thumb.jpg.3d48736025dea66a030038a6d56ea70f.jpg20180810_103722.thumb.jpg.35f97ecd969c36ef532d48c153598007.jpg20180810_105731.thumb.jpg.5b02cba297c7f4d74b42f9bbb6943f3d.jpg20180810_110746.thumb.jpg.542980f003ce0ac3e76a36a396446cb5.jpg20180810_113358.thumb.jpg.02e1d8ffc23ccb0f939953372605cab4.jpg

It started out warm and sunny before the wind and rain kicked in, later the rain really came as I was cleaning the boat.20180810_120825.thumb.jpg.91ac3bab0ab842bb26442f079ada1295.jpg20180810_140545.thumb.jpg.6713e6cff00365b3f8b95cc3da5191c4.jpg

Despite the unwanted events it's been a fabulous holiday once again and it will seem like forever before I am back in October (hopefully sooner).20180810_143943.thumb.jpg.b667f8aaf4acec69593adbc0d3b2e63c.jpg

Thanks for reading everyone, happy cruising.

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Wyndham said "BTW....did you know your boat has a song?"

I left a CD with several different versions on board MS when I was an owner - suppose that's long gone.

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3 minutes ago, webntweb said:

Wyndham said "BTW....did you know your boat has a song?"

I left a CD with several different versions on board MS when I was an owner - suppose that's long gone.

There are some cd's in the drawer webntweb but I haven't actually looked at them, so it may still be on board. 

If I remember next time I am there I shall have a good look and see

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Enjoyed reading your tale and seeing all your photos Jay. Hope you had a good journey home. It was certainly very welcome to get the rain this week although it might not have been quite as welcome for any holidaymakers after all the hot sunny weather of late.

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