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ELYSIANBOATS
Apr-25-2006 @ 11:53 AM                           Permalink
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I visited the Waveney River Centre on Sunday....I was lost for words....
Mud, Mud and more Mud......!!!
It would seem they are atempting to 'build up' the ground levels infront of the swimming pool where everbody camps and of course where boats moor.
It was a disgusting mess.....!!!!
(now I know where all the dredged material ended up)
Im sure it will be ok once landscaped...
However, with a bank holiday coming up, theres gonna be some very disapointed campers and skippers!!!!

1 out of 10 for good planning skills and bad timing
(why was this not done in the winter months?)
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Apr-25-2006 @ 11:59 AM                           Permalink
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Yep...we saw that about a month ago.

They were trying to kill two birds with one stone as that area was always flooded/muddy/squishy.

But hey....when we were there it was full of water anyway...so not sure how successful it is.....unless they're adding more mud of course before landscaping ?

But yes....what a mess !!!

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Apr-25-2006 @ 2:17 PM                           Permalink
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Anyone know when they hope to complete the work?, only, we were hoping to stop there in July.

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Apr-25-2006 @ 6:01 PM                           Permalink
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In there defence, they did start dredging in November, and it does take a long time to settle.

Andy and Di

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Apr-25-2006 @ 6:14 PM                           Permalink
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I think its one of those cases where they are d*mned if they do and d*mned if they don't.

People had been complaining of touching the bottom at low tide in the marina, so it had to be dredged. The work was completed in November as Andy says, and add to this, the fact that the dredged mud, caused damage to the walkway and quayheading, leading to the whole length needing to be replaced.

On top of that, it's been a fairly wet and cold Winter, not ideal conditions for drying out mud, ready for seeding.

Keith

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Apr-25-2006 @ 11:16 PM                           Permalink
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My daughter and I sailed up there one evening during the winter. Totally dark by the time we got there and didn't realise that it had been dredged with the spoil right to the edge. Hannah jumps ashore, ooooohhhhh dear! Not a happy bunny.

Yes, it had to be done, its many years since it was last dredged.

Jenny Morgan, the watchfull eye!

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I suspect James is waiting for the Chelsea flower show to finish and then all of a sudden Waveney River Centre will be transformed with creepers instantly rambling up the new shop, lush lawns, wild gardens and shruberies everywhere. Playful

"We seem to have Two dogs on board!
Lord she's not having her pups already!
Not unless they are being born three foot long!!!"
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Apr-26-2006 @ 9:29 AM                           Permalink
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It may be horribly unsightly in the short term but as the saying goes "you can't make omelettes without breaking eggs".  

May well look great by July/August?


John

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Apr-26-2006 @ 4:08 PM                           Permalink
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Thank goodness we have a nice balance of views here, it was only a few weeks ago we had a thread about the southern rivers being dead!!!!

Here we have poor old James (you've got to love him haven't you) doing his best to improve Burgh St Peter, and we start moaning about a bit of mud!! Evil Grin

After all, Burgh St Peter has always been a "wellie" stop, with all the duck poo, and soggy grass, but well worth it for the great pub, brilliant pool, and the lovely new shop!!! Plus of course catching a glimps of "Eddie".

Yes it may be a mess now, but I bet it dosen't stay like it for long.  Even the "Oulton Broad" (am I allowed to say that, little American joke, no offence meant) seems to be warming a little. Wink

As for the name, pass me a Marathon bar please!!

Tim

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Now James, about those mooring vouchers for the swimming pool!



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Apr-26-2006 @ 4:48 PM                           Permalink
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Dont shoot me....
I was simply stating that if people are thinking of making a journey to the Waveney River Centre over the Bank Holiday, expect lots of mud...

(I have two small children, not much fun for me or the Kids having to constanly remind them to stay off the mud!!!)

I've never had much luck with the W.R.C over the years, poor service for food in the pub, bad tempered harbour master (in my opinion and what I have witnessed in the past) out of date produce in the shop (although Im sure under the new owners, things can only get better)
Its also not uncommon for the tide to flood over the quay heading which causes all sorts of agro for the boat and its crew...
The above is only my opinion.....
Dont get me wrong, I still go their every year, moan about the same old things but still have a great time Smile

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