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Forresters
Aug-17-2017 @ 4:20 PM                           Permalink
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We have been on the rivers since arriving around 7pm on Sunday 6th August to our mooring at Herbert Woods.  We had decided to travel midday on the Sunday hoping for a clear/quiet run from near Preston.  Hmmph anything but given the plethora of holiday traffic.  Nonetheless it kept moving and we made decent time.

Our first evening was spent prepping the boat for the following 12 days afloat.  Non-essential tools, paint etc were stored in the forward bench storage which was to be set up as our berth to leave much needed space for our holiday bits and bobs.

I awoke early the next morning (Monday) and sat relaxing with my brew just after 7am.  Imagine my horror upon hearing not one but two engines running at this time of the day  For the life of me I looked but couldn't see them and then there was a horrendous noise as they screamed past travelling at the very least at 200 MPH.  Bl##dy jets at this time of the day!!!

As soon as the lines opened at BA HQ I was on the blower demanding to know what they intended to do about this massive intrusion, after all we hadn't moved our boat to Broads to put up with this.  I was told they were not the relevant authority at which I was absolutely perplexed.

Well that's the punchline out of the way early I hope those expecting something different aren't too disappointed and for those refusing to read because of the title, well nothing really because they haven't looked in.

The morning was spent with a trip to Lathams and Tesco for provisions and a visit by Tim Waters, Boat Safety Examiner.  Our first inspection and I cannot speak highly enough of Tim, great bloke, highly practical, professional and a huge recommendation from us.

We set off mid afternoon to go sarf on the evening slack tide and made a pit stop at the Stracey to let the dogs "stretch their legs".  Part way across Breydon and the heavens opened, thankfully not for too long, allowing us to a dry dog stop at the Berney.

The moorings at Reedham were full, a first for us in a long time, and we managed to get on at the Ferry moorings.  Now I've never seen the ferry crossing from the bank and was surprised to see that it was dragged to the side by the strong flowing tide as it crossed.  Makes sense I guess but not something I'd ever thought about.



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Forresters, are you serious? There is Norwich International Airport a few miles away, and planes may well overfly Potter on their way in or out, but not at 200+ mph. Then you're overlooking the fact that Norfolk lies within the MoD Low Flying Area 5, so it is not uncommon for fast jets and C 130s to pass over at very low altitude, and, in the case of the jets, very fast.

If you're lucky you can sometimes see a pair of war planes carrying out practice manoeuvres at high altitude. Very impressive, especially when they fire up the afterburners.

I love to see and hear them, and am very thankful they're on our side  Smile

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Aug-17-2017 @ 4:48 PM                           Permalink
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Paladine, in short No!!  But thanks for looking in.  Currently moored just after the cut at Sutton in Amity, if you're passing give us a wave

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Aug-17-2017 @ 5:31 PM                           Permalink
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I too just love the sound of a jet engine and a low flying craft. Never ceases to thrill me!

Karen

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Aug-17-2017 @ 5:33 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Forresters, hope you have picked the best weather.
Currently on Lady Linda at our mooring at St Olaves having spent the day cleaning and 'prepping' for Tim Waters tomorrow for our BSS so keep your fingers crossed. Have used Tim to get several boats up to par and has gone way beyond with help and advice to get boats through and safe. We will always recommend him.
Trust you enjoyed your stay at reedham ferry. We prefer it to Reedhams hustle and bustle.
Back to the Shiraz. Smile
Colin Cheers

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Aug-17-2017 @ 5:36 PM                           Permalink
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Forresters,

Please edit out the first five paragraphs of your post. Yet another hirer might cancel his or her intended idyll in the perceived peace and tranquility of the Broads National Park.

The alternatives (can there be more than one alternative: Pally, please discuss) might be a single-sex party with a pack of yapping JRTs or, even more tragic, an empty boat with a loss of income to a multi-millionaire hire company owner.

Either way, the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it…

Peter

And no, I’m not being serious either

Karen&Mike
Aug-17-2017 @ 6:02 PM                           Permalink
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Can we have facts  please to back up your assertion that hire boat company owners have a multi million pound fortune...  Playful  

I thought they were all skint and scrapping around for customers!  Evil Grin  

Karen

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Aug-17-2017 @ 7:48 PM                           Permalink
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Her you go Karen, I wish I was this skint.

It didn't work so deleted.

:-(

Well, if that doesn't work try this.

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/00685774/filing-history

Colin Cheers



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Speaking of noise and engines before 8am, I was at Neatishead a few mornings ago, and a boat just opposite me started up their engine at 07.30, waking me up.  So I went around (in my pyjamas!), knocked on the window and politely asked if they had seen the sign saying that there should be no running of engines before 8am.  The person on board was most apologetic, and turned off the noise soon afterwards.

Interestingly, every single boat had left the mooring by 09.15.



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Aug-18-2017 @ 9:23 AM                           Permalink
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Yes I love the aircraft noise as well, scouring the skies for the glimpse of the offending jet.  Still at Sutton and there's one overhead right now.  Sounds like it kick in some type of afterburners - thrilling!

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