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mamadi
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Well my holiday is nearly over, been looking at boats for next year unfortunately the more I look the more I am swayed to go on the Shannon.
Wanted to moor at salhouse , but call me tight I did not want to pay £8 to moor.
Would gladly have paid £3 like we did st Womack straith but refuse to pay £8.
I can slowly see a divide..those who want the big posh boats who never wave and those in the older boats who always smile and wave.
I am always happy to help someone with the ropes, but I've found this week too many like to watch and not think to help.
Too many yards are going and choice of starting points are disappearing.
The Norfolk broads will always hold fond memories, as I simply love the area..but I think that it is slowly being spoilt .
Sorry if I have upset anyone with this post but I have to be honest x

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Oct-27-2016 @ 9:55 PM                           Permalink
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We are mudweighting on Blackhorse Broad at the moment,never done it before but it's beautiful here! Only boat here. I have to agree about the difference in people that wave! I'm one of those that waves to everybody and have found the same thing,those in the posher and newer boats tend not to wave but us poor commoners in the older boats always seem to have a smile and a wave for all! We are in Magic Gem 1 and are having a great holiday!!
Really don't want to go home on Saturday!!

Love from Pegs

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Oct-28-2016 @ 7:57 AM                           Permalink
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I have always found the Broom Navy boats always waive, are always courteous and helpful when mooring.  Likewise normal , well what I call normal hire boats, most people are more than willing to help.   Foreigners may be dont know the etiquette of the Broads.  

As for the up their own ..se set that dont waive.  I just think they have nothing in their lives and they think they have arrived and the boat belongs to them.  Most of them wouldnt be able to afford the mooring fee each year let alone the boat.      Well let them live in their little bubble for 1 week or 2.    I have a theory in life that the more you give the more you get.

Also what goes around comes around.

I just hope one day they are struggling to moor a boat and I will sit there and watch them struggle, but would I.  

Enjoy your mud weighting.   Where is the Broad please?

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In case PeggyD loses wifi (a distinct possibility!), Blackhorse broad is also known as Little Hoveton Broad, and the entrance is located just as you leave Horning, going towards Wroxham on the right hand side. Closed through the winter from October 31st.

Regards, Ray.

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of course there are many reasons why these comments appear from time to time, but IMHO opinion they are an excuse and not a reason!!

If you went shopping would expect a free car park or indeed one for a £1? If you owned land and put a quay heading in to facilitate mooring and childrens play equipment and maintained a beautiful site would you really let people moor for a pittance? Although the signs on the river mooring at Salhouse say a fee is payable, I have never been charged and indeed and more to the point can you not really move 25 yards into the Broad and drop your mudweight for free??

Oh well I suspect the costs with the decline in sterling will be greater in Ireland - enjoy the trip!!

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Marshman:
"If you went shopping would expect a free car park or indeed one for a £1?"
Yes I do! I live near Ely, Cambridgeshire, and all parking in Ely is free of charge. No meters and no pay and display.

Edited to add: I do pay for mooring when it's needed - the facilities at Norwich and Beccles are well worth the fee, but paying to use a bit of riverbank with no piling or facilities rubs me up the wrong way.

Andy

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Why do some people go on the defensive on here. I will happily pay for a small mooring fee ie Womack staithe. But I will not be ripped off. The same for car parking when holidaying in Cornwall etc.

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Good job you don't live in York! Parking is expensive and the buses never run on time!
This year we have done wild mooring for the first time in between St Benet's and the turn down to Acle Bridge. Also mudweighted on Blackhorse Broad. We thoroughly enjoyed both,no idiots running their engine half the night like at the quiet moorings at Potter! Just us and the wildlife and the the beautiful sky above us! Our first timers that were with us absolutely loved it and are definitely coming back!! They've had to leave early as the Rev Emma has got 2 sermons to prepare for Sunday,so me and Alan at the village staithe next to Moonfleet!
Still don't want to go home tomorrow!

Love from Pegs

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Not being especially defensive - its just that I do not call £8 a night expensive!! Salhouse Broad is run by a charitable trust so they have to cover running costs and boats do not moor much for nearly 6 months a year.

Although I know some of moorings are free on the Shannon i recall reading somewhere that some of the yards charge boats so I doubt not everything is free there.

Good job though you do not want to go sailing on the salty stuff - even an overnight mooring at Queenborough in Kent on a buoy with no facilities is about £14 for a 10m boat!!! All things are relative!!

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Marshman, could you please provide the name of the charitable trust, or its registered number, as I have been unable to find either on the Charity Commission web site.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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