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May-15-2005 @ 4:57 PM                           Permalink
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Been enjoying the videos of Breydon on here, another great new angle on things off here.

Got me remembering a funny Breydon crossing.

We'd booked a week on San Francisco 3 in October 2001.  Out for a week so we were wanting too cross Breydson but no crossing times were ideal.  We decided to go for it and went for the best of a bad lot of bad choices and go for the time a little later than ideal because of daylight hours reducing.  

So we trundled along, no other moving boats around and the plan was to zoom across as fast as possible and moor up just before dark.

We tore across, canopy down but started to get a little concerned as daylight was rapidly disappearing.  We'd seen on the map the mooring spot indicated a shorty way above St.Olaves and were heading for there, our only option!

When we arrived I've never seen somewhere so deaolate and eerie looking, but with it now fully dark we moored up and settled down, relieved tro have made it, even if only just!!

With no signs of a pub we enjoyed a quiet evening in(!), and later to bed.  I was awoke in the early hours by my other half with words tpo the effect "dan I think the boats leaning", so up I got, and definately no maybe about it - we were leaning!!

So, I was sent out in just my boxers to investigate!  Fortunately no-one about, and the boat was hanging on the edge of the bank by her side rubbing strips.   I had tied up with as much slack as the ropes allowed, but there were not long enough to allow for the tidal changes of the area.  

I managed to untie and push the boat off the bank and some messing about and rearranging and moving of the ropes later we were floating and tied up!

I now book my holiday after checking the tide time tables!!  

Dan


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May-15-2005 @ 6:51 PM                           Permalink
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Dan...you ain't the first to fall foul of the potential hazards of a St Olaves mooring and I'm pretty sure you won't be the last! We have often seen the stern gear of cruisers moored up at high water with insufficient rope slack on the Waveney near St Olaves...cheap way of antifouling I guess...saves the price of a crain lift out of the water!

Your talk of Breydon makes me remember our first trip in 1981 and involved us picking up at Acle and heading for Berney for the first night. We weren't sure about how much the tide moved up and down so we left loads of rope slack...we went to the pub to find they weren't doing food so we decided on a liquid dinner with the predictable results! We stumbled out at some ungodly hour only to spend the next 20 minutes looking for our boat! When we left it, we had to climb up the heading, the water was now six foot higher and we didn't recognise the boat and being somewhat worse for wear a ridiculous discussion took place about the height of our boat! You know the sort of conversation that ensues when several drunk individuals try and make sense of something they have no chance of understanding even when they're sober! We found it eventually after falling headlong over several mooring ropes...happy memories...apart from the monumental hangover the next morning!  Smile

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Many thanks to NCSL for hosting the videos on his site. I think we have a license for a video server, but it's much nicer having some elses bandwidth used.

p.s. I loved the lightning video !!

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Dan mate
super tale remind me to never moor near you. Evil Grin
but you can get the drinks in Smile

roya

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No prizes for guessing where this is.
Taken same time as the lightening video.

www.ncsl.co.uk/photo


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Awesome photo...never thought of the Berney Arms as being a pot of gold though...maybe something's trying to tell me that it's time to visit there again... Smile

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Looks as though the cruiser on the left had taken umbrage with you and was about to ram!

Trevor

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Somewhat off-topic but of interest..

I know someone called Breydon Ford! Quite a cool name I think.


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