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Denise reporting in, I've been reading this site with great enjoyment for a while now and am honoured to be the 100th Member.
A bit about me...a dinghy sailor on inland lakes while at school (well I was very pleased that there was a sport you could take part in while sitting down!)...now a confirmed 'motor boater' and have a regular Norfolk Broads holiday in May half-term week with the family.
I live in East London, nearer the tube station than any good waterways - but I'm in the middle of the RYA Day Skipper course which is encouraging me to spread my wings (or maybe I should say my spinnaker!?) a bit
Don't know about running aground - but I've got a more dramatic story about getting hooked on the quay heading at Burgh Castle in the middle of the night and waking up to find one end of the boat two foot lower than the other!
Levered off with a boat hook which caused a wave....which woke up all the wildfowl....which woke up all the cattle...which woke up the crew of the other boats.....all at 3am! Whoops!
i know that feeling denise .it happened to us 10 years ago at the same place!a local from the pub there done the ropes for us and at 4.00am next morning we were leaning to one side where the front of the boat was caught on the key heading.