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Sep-17-2017 @ 7:02 PM                           Permalink
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'Evening, John and Jo.

Very sorry to read of the two incidents. Sincerely hope you get matters sorted satisfactorily a.s.a.p.

As for the vessel which motored off without so much as an apology - polite words fail me !

Steve.

Steve & Maggie.


Not quite an ancient mariner ..... though some say he was at sea before Pontius was a pilate !

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Thanks Steve

Yes the Herbert Woods crew that hit us second were very apologetic and even offered to buy us around in the pub, which was much more like the attitude you'd expect. Very contrite indeed.

The Richo's crew just the opposite b***ger you it only a boat and we've paid CDW so who cares Indifferent .

Paul from Swancraft is coming out first thing in the morning to sort out the rubbing fender problems so we can get back across Breydon tomorrow afternoon at least.

Really make me not want to visit the Northern Broads at all. We've not had any problems on the Southern Broads then 2 weeks North and 2 hits makes me glad we moved South.

John.


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Sep-18-2017 @ 8:18 PM                           Permalink
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Hi All

As Paul promised he was with us at 09:30 this morning! I suggested to that he must feel like old times when hires called him out  Smile , yes but they weren't usually with a smile and a coffee waiting for him.

We turned the boat round on the ropes and Paul set to work refitting the fender rubber strip so we could cross Breydon safely without the risk of losing the whole fender rubber. This done he had a look at the damage to the hull by the Herbert Woods boat an said he would probably just T-Cut it and polish it out OK. He pronounced us fit for Breydon and went back to the yard to wait for our return and to fully sort out the fender rubber strip.

Well we had a few hours to hang around to wait on the tide time to cross Breydon. We spent most of it assisting various hire boats into moor! Stokesby can have a quite fast flowing tide, so when a boat tries to come in with the tide, and a strong wind behind it, you know it's going to be trouble. Shouting and gesticulating to go round and come in the other way turns out to be hard work  Blush . After the 5th boat I was kn**kered LOL.

At 14:30 we set off to Gt. Yarmouth and Breydon. No problems til Yarmouth YS , but the was a hire boat stationary on the opposite bank to another moored boat narrowing the river and yes an on coming boat fighting the strong out going tide which was pushing me at 6mph with no revs! I realised he was going to come through no matter what so I banged in a load of reverse to try and hold station. Best I could do was slow to 2 mph, which was just enough time for him to get though, but held his course toward me! I added a bit of bow thruster as we missed each other, whew I the went through the gap and under the bridges without further problems and on to Breydon. It was a beautiful and awe inspiring evening with a very impressive sky, see the photo. Going the other way across Breydon was 'Water Rail' very nice to see such a pretty Woodie, see next post photo. The cruise up passed Berney Arms through to well passed Reedham was still against the tide, which obviously hadn't read the tide table  LOL and was running 1 hour late! We made it to Cantley with still a while to sunset and darkness, but we do have nav lights and searchlight if we need them.

Just had dinner and we are now having a drink in the Reedcutter at Cantley, relived to be back in the South waterways of sanity  tounge-in-cheek LOL.

John.

Kind regards, John(Captain
Joshie), Jo & Toby.
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Water Rail on Breydon......


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Hi All

This morning we set off back to Brundall and the home moorings, but it was so nice to be back South and the weather had change to the best we've had all the time we've been out! We decided to have another extra day out and we cruised on to Bramerton Common moorings, there was space so we moored up and set about a few chores and clearing up in readiness for going home tomorrow.

I then had a bit of a play with the Dji Osmo Mobile, iPhone 6s with the Moondog Anamorphic lens. Unfortunately the new software I'm using to record videos, FilmicPro announced that it needed the Dji firmware updating!, which I couldn't do without being on the home internet. However it did still work, mostly, so I managed to get some video in the can Smile , I'm quite pleased with the results, the Moondog Anamorphic lens is very expensive (circa £250!!!) but you pay for quality. I've uploaded the a clip to YouTube if you'd like to have a look here's the link :-

https://youtu.be/7fM8K6gDP9A

Well that's about it for this year, we are off on holiday, isn't being on the boat a holiday I ask myself at this point?, in a few weeks and won't be back till late November. Western Australia for a loooong road trip  Cool Indifference   Smile .

May have a few days in December when we get back and have sorted Christmas, that time nearly already where has this year gone! Been a pretty good year though.

I'll be the fist to say it, Merry Christmas and a happy boating new year to you All.  Cheers. Toby wishes all his four legged friends a merry woofmass and don't over eat on the turkey.

John.


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Have a good en John, enjoyed the blog.

Regards

Adrian  Michelle

Beck  Braydon and Mere.

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Western Australia John? You lucky people!
Whereabouts? We would love to go back there, Rottnest Island, Hillary's Harbour, Shark Bay.....I am jealous!!

The older I get...
The better I was....!!

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Hi Bill and all

Warning ***This is very None Broads related***

Here is my latest YouTube posting
https://youtu.be/VUC1axY7oHU
It's where we are right now, luck us Smile .

It was 37C yesterday but only 24C today, we are on our way North so it'll be getting warmer  Cool Indifference , I know I'll shut up about the weather here Playful Wink  tounge-in-cheek Tinhat.

Just wish we had Braveheart here and were going up to Exmouth by boat, mind you it would take much longer than by car!

John & Jo.


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G'Day John & Jo

Kalbarri used to be our family holiday destination when our daughters were young. 2 weeks in the sun every January

I hope you enjoy your holiday here

The further north you go the hotter it will get.
Exmouth weather for the next 3 days, 31, 34, 33 degrees c

Regards
Dave Downunder

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