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Timjen
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Hello everyone, this is our first posting so we are very Newby!!!!. I fell in love with the broads in 1964, aged 10 on Captain 11 from Brooms. My wife's family were also Broads fanatics, so guess where we go every year!!!!.
We have just returned from a fantastic week in June (hottest week this year).There are only three of us at home now, me Tim, my wife Jen, and our daughter Alice (10) so we normally use Pacific Emerald a great little Calipso craft from Richard & Fiona at Chedgrave.  Anyway, the real reason for this posting, on our way back up the lovely Chet ( you live in a wonderful place Bill!!!)  Jen & Alice spotted a large wild cat on the port side running across a field. It was a sandy brown colour, aprox 4ft/5ft long!!! Does anyone know of any other reports like this?
P.S. I love your postings Bill, we have already booked a spare week in early October on Pacific Shadow (better heating for those chilly evenings) and again next June on Emerald, but I would love to make contact with you next time we are in the area.

"Sorry about the windscreen Bill, I thought Potter Heigham was near Beccles"

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Possibly the Loddon Leopard, but more likely the Chedgrave Cougar.

Seriously though, if it was 4/5 ft it's a big cat!

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Hi Doenitz. If my wife say's its 4/5ft then thats good enough for me!!!!!. ( yes of course that colour is going to look lovely in the lounge dear). To be serious, its hard to judge an exact size, but it was big.

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Welcome to the site, always good to have new members. Especially good to have new members who hire from Richard and Fiona. I think we can probably boast now to have more Pacific clients than Richardsons on here!

Remember to add your holiday dates to the holiday calendar - links at the bottom of the page and make your forum logo so you can print a copy for your boat window. I am out on Swift from 8 October for two weeks.

Paul




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Thanks for the welcome Paul, it will take a bit of time to learn all of the site protocol etc. We are on Shadow Oct 1st for a week. We found Richard & Fiona a few years ago, needing a pump out on Queen of Light. We and are slowly working our way through all of their boats (we wanted Imperial in October but sadly it was already booked!!!).When I find out how to work the calendar thingy, I will add our dates.

Tim

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Well I know of no wild cats in these here parts although I am informed that on nights of the full moon Fiona is known to go a little wild Evil Grin

We do have little Chinese water deer which are about that size and only stand waist high.

"I know we are up the bank, but I didn't think the ducklings were going to get out of the way"  Bill...

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Timjen,

Welcome to the madhouse - When were you down this year? I have several shots of Pacific Emerald I took this year between June 4-18 - you're welcome to a copy if you were the steersman - PM me the dates and your e-mail

Craig

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Jul-09-2005 @ 7:19 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Craig thanks for the welcome. We have been in contact before when I sent "Beautiful" Howard some old images of Broads craft (1950's/60's) & father-in-law Ron has also been in touch (signed him into the site today as Ronaldo), small world. We were on Emerald  18th June for 1 week, so it wasn't us, but thanks anyway.
Thanks also Bill (does Fiona read this?). I didn't see the cat myself, but Jen's description of it running does make it seem more cat than deer, just wondered if there had been any previous reports, it seems not, so we will never know.
Tim

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Hi Tim,

Don't know if Fiona is a member I'll probably find out if she visits Scared , come to think of it there was I think a big cat sighting in the Norton Subcourse / Toft Monks area sometime ago. If someone can have a remarkably big fish I don't see why he shouldn't have a large cat as well Playful Wink

"I know we are up the bank, but I didn't think the ducklings were going to get out of the way"  Bill...

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welcome timjen,
in the name of science i will, when up on my hols in aug send my mother in law and wife to seek the beastie, though obviously i will bend the truth and say they are looking for a cat, which won't really be a lie.
am of to look for insurance policy.
les...

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