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Apr-01-2019 @ 5:02 AM                           Permalink
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I have just joined the Forum and thought it only polite to say hello. My wife and I both love the Broads and we honeymooned there in 1972. We had a very small craft called "Blue Wisp" from Blue Boats of Brundall. It was a wonderful time but the most enduring memory we have is of Potter Higham Bridge. We were headinng up river with the tide (in the days when Pilots were encouraged but not mandatory) and we had lined up to go through the bridge when this bigger cruiser came through from the other side with no horn warning. I instinctively backed off the throttle and "lost way" i think is the term. Anyroadup the tide turned us broadside on to the bridge and we were stuck fast. Fortunately some local chaps got a rope to us and pulled us free. I am just so glad here was no social media and U-Tube in those days!
We now live in New Zealand and find it harder to get to our favourite place but we made it for 3 weeks in 2017 and will be returning for 3 weeks this June. I will be visiting this site regularly to keep up to date, but I don't think we will be going through Potter Higham Bridge on this occasion! Chris and lynda

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Apr-01-2019 @ 7:17 AM                           Permalink
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Hello and welcome to the forum. NZ eh? and I complain when it takes me more than 2 hours to get to our boat!

Blue Wisp is listed on the database, here's a link to it.

Steve. CM1 and NR12

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Apr-01-2019 @ 9:31 AM                           Permalink
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Steve you echoed my thoughts exactly.     I moan when I have to go to Norwich.

Is it just me or is anyone else finding that when they log in using the method in the box below, in other word not at the top of the screen,  I now go after using the log in box , straight into a Hoseasons advert.

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Apr-01-2019 @ 7:26 PM                           Permalink
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Crumbs, do you mean Blue Wisp is still afloat? She was a nice little boat, with the emphasis on "little" with a small petrol engine. I remember when we were going back across Breydon Water, tootling along at max revs when this huge craft came roaring past. Its wake was so huge we were genuinely afraid we were going over. A bit scary. Thanks for the picture. I do have a few of her somewhere that we took during our hols.

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Welcome, not an April fool your posting will appear automatically once you have posted 3 or 4 times, trust your broadland adventures will all be happy ones  Smile

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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According to the database, it's no longer registered on the Broads. Of course, it could still be bobbing about on some other waterway!  Smile

Steve. CM1 and NR12

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Hello again. We are now back in the "sunny" UK visting family in Yorkshire prior to driving down to Stalham on friday 28th to pick up Swan Rapture. We really can't wait but between now and then we are going to stay a couple of nights on my sister's boat which is moored on Winderemere. I do hope this weather improves!
Chris

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Well we are just coming to the end of our first week on Swan Rapture and she is a very comfortable boat. Plenty of room for 2, space in the cabin with a bed you can walk around and a comfortable saloon. She is also the best cruiser i have ever helmed, so responsive, and the bow thrusters are such a huge help in tight spaces (and covering up my cock-ups). However, though she may have been "luxury for two" 15 years ago she is now a bit behind the times, worn around the edges, and somewhat scruffy outside. But i would book her again.
We have visited several of our favourite places, Ranworth, Womack, Sutton, Acle, Wroxham and we are now at Coltishall about to head to the Rising Sun for our evening meals. We have had some great food since we arrived and a couple of places did not live up to memories of 2017, but nothing stays the same.
The weather has been brilliant so far, the fishing has been pretty good, and being back on the Broads is just wonderful.
Not too sure where we are headed tomorrow, other than downstream. We are flying the NZ flag ( a bit droopily) abd if you see us please give us a wave.
Cheers
Chris

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