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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
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Karen&Mike
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Just checking in to see of you've had chance to give us a Sunday update...

Hope the day wasn't too soggy in the end!

Still a day on the river is better than a day at home or work  Smile  

Karen

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Hi Karen
Sorry I’m a little behind Smile
Day 3 Sunday.
We awoke to heavy rain this morning and decided to sit here until it eased, forecast did not look so decided to carry on anyway.
We chugged to Herbert Woods yard at Potter Heigham some shopping at Latham’s.
Being older we need to feel as safe as possible without hiding behind closed doors but the Latham’s experience was not too good.
Around the store was ok as was queuing for the tills but once through there was a logjam of people at the bread and cake counter, not good.
We left around 11.30am and cruised to South Waltham where we had lunch moored on the mud weight.
On up to Horning and still raining we moored at Ferry Marina for the rest of the afternoon and evening.

Women and cats do as they please..Men and dogs better get used to the idea!

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John, I've seen a picture of blue sky and sunshine in the Ranworth area this afternoon so I hope you and Anne saw some of that, wherever you are!

Up here in Yorkshire it's been a tad blowy so handy for  drying the washing, but this mornings brightness headed downhill as the day progressed.

I'm guessing any passage under Wroxham Bridge is out of the question for you? Shame if you have missed out on the Coltishall run as I remember you mentioned that.

I've also been told that many of the public moorings are still overtopped ? Wonder what other members can report as the up to date position. We'd be sticking with the mudweight pretty much if we get down at the in the next few days, but it's good to have updates from any members out and about. Looks like the tides are not getting chance to fully run away from the upper reaches before they turn back again so I'm assuming these high waters will take longer to settle back down compared to the lower reaches ? Hopefully some experts here can tell me if I've got that right? ( or wrong   Gasp  )  

Karen

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We moored at Ranworth on Saturday as we had friends coming to dinner that night and it's less than 5 minutes from where they live. Although it hadn't over topped, it was very high, even my longish legs were stretched getting on and off. The main feature was just how busy it was. Boats were still trying to get in quite late on Saturday and the earliest to look for a mooring was 0730 on Sunday.

We left early on Sunday and on the way back to Horning there were boats moored in lots of bank-side spots or stuck in the red beds. Our mooring in Horning, needless to say, was still a wellie job!  Frown

Steve. CM1 and NR12

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Day 4. A day on the Bure.
We again arose to rain once more at Ferry Marina and called out Richos engineer as we had a small problem with the heating. He duly arrived about 9.30am and changed something technical? In the system.
Set off for Wroxham, no chance under the bridge, 6’-0 showing on the marker.. second year running that Coltishall was out for us.
We moored up in Faircrcrafts basin and cautiously made our way to Ken’s chippy restaurant for lunch. Very safe,good table spacing and all plates; cups, utensils were disposable.
We returned back down the Bure and the SUN came out!!!!! And we briefly spotted an otter fishing!!!!
Moored tonight at Salhouse and the rain has returned so won’ t be going to the Fur and Feathers.
Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

Women and cats do as they please..Men and dogs better get used to the idea!

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Oct-07-2020 @ 6:37 PM                           Permalink
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Well I saw more pics of blue sky , albeit beteeen showers yesterday (some friends are on hols this week ) and by all accounts today has been bright and clear so I do hope anyone out on the water for the week has felt spirits lifted after all that rain!

John and Anne - Kens fish and chips have been pretty organised all the way through this I have to say, and we have partaken of their lovely grub on numerous occasions when at the boat since July. We don't have fish and chips from anyone else when down there, and it's been good to see a local business making every effort in these difficult times. Good on them. We haven't visited any of the pubs this year but I'm sorry you didn't get your walk up to the Fur & Feather. And of course such a shame you didn't manage the Coltishall run - we haven't made it up there ourselves either this season (by river) but we have driven up there, taken a picnic and chairs and sat nicely back from people and the river, and just watched the comings and goings. Hope you have a good day tomorrow , and book to return soon ( try next Spring for a chance to get through Wroxham bridge !)

Fingers crossed for the flooded moorings and those with wet riverside gardens or businesses to see some improvement very soon.

Take care , Karen

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My  apologies but due to lack of signal both at Salhouse and last night at Barton Turf I have been unable to continue the tale which I will do when we are home this weekend.

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If you can read this Rojomo - enjoy your last couple of nights ! Thanks for sharing your trip and I look forward to reading more in due course.

All the best , Karen

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