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An Autumnal Tale

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1 hour ago, NorfolkNog said:

We were indeed JF but inspired in the end. It was a good one.

Excellent efforts Nog family. Have you got No. 2?

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Still musing on that one JF - still, I'll have a stab at Wherry Hotel, Oulton Broad.....

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Absolutely correct Mr Nog, didn't throw you with 2 in the same spot.

If you are still playing by the weekend I'll be wothout the children and maybe upping the difficulty :default_norty:

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8 hours ago, Jayfire said:

maybe upping the difficulty

Oooooo, er there's been good ones already, certainly had me and Mrs Nog scratching our heads :default_rolleyes:

Have a good time next week and keep them coming. Be interesting if you could get to the Locks, I'd like to find out what's going on there. :default_beerchug:

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Thursday 1st November

Despite what LL tells you, believe me there was no sign of life on board evening shadow when I arose at 0515 and took the dog for her morning essentials :default_biggrin:

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The rain that was falling was an indication of what the day had in store, but I wouldn't let it dampen my enthusiasm for the long journey ahead.

Once the dog was sorted she jumped back onto her half of the bed and returned to sleep (loyal man's best friend indeed :default_rolleyes:) whilst I set about removing lines from the mooring and set off at 0550.

I did try to get a few shots of the river at 0550 whilst the rain fell but.......

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I guess my phone was still half asleep too.

It was then a long cruise back along the Bure, even as daylight appeared there were very few boats around the rivers.20181101_062758.thumb.jpg.2533d2989ce19b27dec111b26486fc46.jpg20181101_063112.thumb.jpg.4c7f039a2a3968a55ba16a238db7ef3f.jpg20181101_064311.thumb.jpg.a8884e85e22d3f07638741705d7e07e9.jpg20181101_065714.thumb.jpg.974e641334c7835330f14b46df037efe.jpg

Horning Staithe was full but the Swan Inn was empty and spaces were available at the New Inn too.20181101_065905.thumb.jpg.d5a20e5b154427ddcb999d8578a11c16.jpg20181101_065952.thumb.jpg.6142180d752c90deb22583306c3fa98e.jpg20181101_070002.thumb.jpg.214ac3d2450e12cd7662b4ebc190610d.jpg20181101_070247.thumb.jpg.8ce5f027f84e2d7ecdcdd0900dfaa5ee.jpg20181101_070433.thumb.jpg.08bbe8018950bdbdbd21e384de65245d.jpg20181101_071116.thumb.jpg.f16f4e8a4ffa1d9e373af525738f2b51.jpg

As I continued on the rain that had been a fine soaking drizzle increased somewhat, the kids deciding to appear as I began to approach the Thurne mouth.20181101_072245.thumb.jpg.e2ac9af7b3ccec05afd59c9d5bac6f49.jpg20181101_073434.thumb.jpg.561974b3d5e1465a213870699d114e81.jpg20181101_074928.thumb.jpg.43c97d897a544ece06d8cd85d4f6ea89.jpg

Coffee was made for me by the youngest and also advised that maybe my head should get in out of the rain and close the helm roof so they could warm up.

Acle was fairly empty although the Bridge inn moorings were full, people making use of their free mooring offer.20181101_083629.thumb.jpg.f4781dca25c6b03746a7d48031d47fcb.jpg

And then it was the long passage along the lower Bure in the increasing rain where we saw 3 otters "playing" together (missed them with the camera) as we moved onwards to Yarmouth and over Breydon.20181101_085328.thumb.jpg.a50bd424144644902532df8981f5f2f5.jpg20181101_114625.thumb.jpg.a30273265cb022557c57217275e6f4b6.jpg

By the time I'd reached St Olaves (moorings empty too) the sun made an appearance. There was a lady moored up on her boat here waving at me enthusiastically as if she recognised me, I returned a wave but I have no idea who it was so apologies if she is from the NBN.20181101_120927.thumb.jpg.219b6b14ce99a5ee3709a16a273ca79c.jpg20181101_122417.thumb.jpg.4be1e406f2ed47147138d837fee67218.jpg

It didn't last long however and by the time I reached our destination (chosen by the kids) of Oulton Broad it was raining once more.20181101_124826.thumb.jpg.ec4dd6889feb83f3c90b45cb51e3c964.jpg20181101_124932.thumb.jpg.6a73ebcc274eb10fe97ee3a03d569666.jpg20181101_132208.thumb.jpg.75aa2a4a5fe68ccb21798b17cba57233.jpg20181101_132217.thumb.jpg.742b9cc9efd4bd26d13897fc7d0f7afc.jpg

All moored up at the Yacht Station, it had taken about 8 hours non stop from Wroxham and it was time to have a walk with the dog before she exploded, before a shower and a night out around Oulton Broad.20181101_142141.thumb.jpg.34c1f244717bad33ff2984e986e5e18c.jpg20181101_142236.thumb.jpg.53e8d7b43637e067a5e845fa23959201.jpg20181101_225200.thumb.jpg.6db1594fc26b1841ff779a39a8c51209.jpg

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31 minutes ago, NorfolkNog said:

Oooooo, er there's been good ones already, certainly had me and Mrs Nog scratching our heads :default_rolleyes:

I have every confidence in you Mr Nog, I am in awe of your knowledge of the broads establishments :default_smile:

I am still trying to recover from being called a silly boy though :default_biggrin:

31 minutes ago, NorfolkNog said:

Have a good time next week and keep them coming. Be interesting if you could get to the Locks, I'd like to find out what's going on there. :default_beerchug:

It's definitely on my list for next week, I'll try and find out any news I can.

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Morning Jay! What a contrast in photos from yesterday to the blue skies earlier in the week. A night out around Oulton Broad? Is there anywhere you recommend? I am also wondering whether there are any firework displays there this weekend, although I'm not in the area until Sunday!

Have a lovely day ... hope the sun is shining up there this morning. A little frosty here for my commute to work soon!

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34 minutes ago, Jayfire said:

 the Swan Inn was empty

I'm not surprised, £20 for mooring?

 

Sheeesh!

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47 minutes ago, SwanR said:

Morning Jay! What a contrast in photos from yesterday to the blue skies earlier in the week. A night out around Oulton Broad? Is there anywhere you recommend? I am also wondering whether there are any firework displays there this weekend, although I'm not in the area until Sunday!

Have a lovely day ... hope the sun is shining up there this morning. A little frosty here for my commute to work soon!

Good Morning Mrs SwanR, with all these early conversations we keep having, people will begin to talk :default_wink:

It certainly was in contrast, we have had 2 days of rain this week but it's a beautiful morning here in Oulton now and 3°C, the forecast is good for the weekend and beyond now I believe but I don't pay too much attention anyway.

Broadlands Care Home have a fireworks event on Monday 5th November. Not sure if you are interested but they have a Facebook page with details, here's a screenshot in case you are interested but don't have Facebook

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Have a great day at work, stay safe Mrs SwanR

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15 hours ago, Delilah said:

Intrigued, I've just looked on Google play to see exactly what "Exploding Kittens" actually is. 

I'm tempted to get it on my tablet...looks like fun :default_norty:

It's a good game Mrs Nog when not forced to play it almost 24/7, if Mr Nog allows you to have it, let me know, we can link up and I'll play with you :default_biggrin:

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9 hours ago, Jayfire said:

Good Morning Mrs SwanR, with all these early conversations we keep having, people will begin to talk :default_wink:

Ha ha ha, I have this bad habit of logging onto Facebook and onto the Forum while I have my breakfast every day! As long as I don't have Grace after me, I'll be alright! :default_eusa_dance:

Thanks for all the info. As we are planning a trip to the caravan I will have to keep an eye out for where your route takes you after the weekend. :default_icon_wave:

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56 minutes ago, SwanR said:

Ha ha ha, I have this bad habit of logging onto Facebook and onto the Forum while I have my breakfast every day! As long as I don't have Grace after me, I'll be alright! :default_eusa_dance:

Why would she be after you Mrs SwanR?

56 minutes ago, SwanR said:

Thanks for all the info. As we are planning a trip to the caravan I will have to keep an eye out for where your route takes you after the weekend. :default_icon_wave:

No problem at all, if you want to arrange some sort of rendezvous....

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54 minutes ago, NorfolkNog said:

Swan at Loddon Mr Fire Sir?

Excellent pub, Humpty Dumpty :default_beerchug:

Well burger me Mr Nog, well done. 

And apparently I don't need to make it tougher? Get ready sir, you just get ready :facepalm:

By the way, I had a mighty fine pint of San Miguel. Or 5

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You've done it now JF! 

Mrs Nog has been at the Play Store 

And guess what she's got.........

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12 hours ago, NorfolkNog said:

Wroxham to Oulton Broad! :default_icon_bowdown:

Back in Easter 95, my Brother and i did Acle Bridge to Norwich in one day, that was a long old slog too.

 

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23 minutes ago, NorfolkNog said:

You've done it now JF! 

Mrs Nog has been at the Play Store 

And guess what she's got.........

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I'm, believe it or not, playing the app (Billy No Mates) against a kitten called "Toaster" and so far, lost, five times.

So now, I'm an exploding Mrs Nog. Grace, I'm holding your Fireman accountable for this. :default_hiding: xx

 

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No morning update yet?! Come on Jay ... where are you hiding this morning? :default_icon_wave:

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9 hours ago, NorfolkNog said:

You've done it now JF! 

Mrs Nog has been at the Play Store 

And guess what she's got.........

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:default_biggrin:

Sorry Mr Nog, I have to warn you it's very addictive. Which may or may not be a blessing in disguise for you :default_smiley-angelic002:

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9 hours ago, Delilah said:

I'm, believe it or not, playing the app (Billy No Mates) against a kitten called "Toaster" and so far, lost, five times.

So many gags to be made in this one Mrs Nog I'm sure you can imagine :default_biggrin:

Do you want to play with me sometime Mrs Nog? I'm very good you know :default_norty:

9 hours ago, Delilah said:

So now, I'm an exploding Mrs Nog. Grace, I'm holding your Fireman accountable for this. :default_hiding: xx

 

You see, I told you I was good :default_biggrin:

I'll leave you to deal with the wrath of my Grace alone though. Explosive kittens are one thing, but Grace :default_hiding:

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15 minutes ago, SwanR said:

No morning update yet?! Come on Jay ... where are you hiding this morning? :default_icon_wave:

Sorry Mrs SwanR, really struggling for internet at the moment, I am really missing our early morning chat too.

I'll post as soon as I possibly can.

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Friday 2nd November

Waking to a beautiful morning on Oulton Broad, the grey dark clouds and rain having moved away I had a completely lazy morning.20181102_075009.thumb.jpg.a586aaa384bd8b28acf2be4e64932d19.jpg

After the long cruise the day before in the less pleasant weather it was enjoyable to just sit and relax, even able to lower the roof and enjoy the sunshine, despite a somewhat cool nip to the air.20181102_075034.thumb.jpg.889d50bf224b320ca9b30b162006cdcb.jpg

Coffee was drunk, and as the dog finally raised herself from her side of the bed it was time to take a stroll around the park and look over the broad at the sun glinting off the water.20181102_091917.thumb.jpg.8cbe2ce8f2f82a6953a2c6ec8304267a.jpg

It was actually 1330 by the time I removed our mooring lines and sett off back across the broad, leaving the Yacht Station behind and heading back to the River Waveney once more.20181102_133328.thumb.jpg.759859f02c2d4e8b975d3b60c752e756.jpg20181102_133627.thumb.jpg.4c92e2c410a3ee8e85719dc53f2d5706.jpg

The cruise along the Waveney, and then the New Cut was so much more enjoyable today due to the change in weather, despite fighting the tide and slowly chugging along.20181102_135652.thumb.jpg.d2d92e92a5ff8852dd20889c648d8d43.jpg20181102_135657.thumb.jpg.ad2387ded8c5afdc114eb4f0af0ddb73.jpg20181102_140945.thumb.jpg.7170745c5d2b99128c46015648b3d1fc.jpg20181102_141705.thumb.jpg.4bed4b623be41dba47a8b966c41fc218.jpg20181102_152542.thumb.jpg.dcd24253080bf7a303e1289a50a55700.jpg20181102_152549.thumb.jpg.21fa4d1db136ce216b7ce2947e85cb3c.jpg

Once I reached the end of the Cut, I made a left turn and passed through a quiet Reedham, Ranworth Breeze pretty much the only boat at the moorings, but it wasn't our Alan (Or at least I don't believe) on board.

The occupants were all enjoying each other's company talking and enjoying a drink and so as I passed by they were unaware of my presence.20181102_155643.thumb.jpg.8333100283c375e9dc6230485d481e1c.jpg20181102_160652.thumb.jpg.5abd4351cb646ff0e32eef82cbd1fc25.jpg

After the chain ferry I made a left turn to head down the beautiful River Chet and towards Loddon. The hours trundle (there or thereabouts) down the river was absolutely gorgeous in the setting evenings sun, and it was very dark by the time I arrived at the Staithe at the end of the river.20181102_161342.thumb.jpg.8b71b3f50509a3772e4ebfeb0baee80a.jpg20181102_161501.thumb.jpg.60ea7ef3c40cf36eff587d2bdee61b09.jpg20181102_161757.thumb.jpg.49df6d49b5beae51e76ffa27ea145e18.jpg20181102_161921.thumb.jpg.88016a952784c6d097c91c694abe3c09.jpg20181102_162429.thumb.jpg.580274c133d5e4e84bf844fd79c90013.jpg20181102_163148.thumb.jpg.69e674245a8c46c2071965af87479b3a.jpg20181102_163905.thumb.jpg.67d457b41f1509e7179233f25d63d46d.jpg20181102_164517.thumb.jpg.9f4942b698d77f94b5729f316dc69939.jpg20181102_165241.thumb.jpg.46134f6f10bf72c6fb9a5e087c74258a.jpg20181102_165423.thumb.jpg.5856dade73f9b988bd094e53c0ee530a.jpg20181102_165254.thumb.jpg.e755460ef15278d397b1d9ed20aaea5f.jpg20181102_165718.thumb.jpg.a7f0111b40170131b6f2bb76969d639f.jpg20181102_170032.thumb.jpg.5f4d1d2c9c7cb4c4bdb909967de34c70.jpg

Once moored up, it was time to walk the dog once again through the village before enjoying a few beers in the pubs and then back to the boat for a good sleep.

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