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Old 18th September 2023, 14:38   #11
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I'd wish for the wind to always be at your back, but with those two engines, not so relevant Hope you have a most enjoyable and safe passage to the new location. Sounds like a good plan
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Best wishes, Jeff for good weather and an uneventful passage to your new marina. I will look forward to seeing some pictures of the trip and new location.

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Do this mean I can now get rid of my wet weather gear


I hope the good people at Walton have been informed of the pending weather changes?
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The acle bridge Inn will miss you!

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Old 26th September 2023, 13:07   #12
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I may be able to give you a wave from one of the Great Yarmouth bridges as you pass! Have a safe journey. You never know, you may get a taste for the salty waters and try a trip to the continent! Don't forget your GB sticker!



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Old 26th September 2023, 13:53   #13
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I may be able to give you a wave from one of the Great Yarmouth bridges as you pass! Have a safe journey. You never know, you may get a taste for the salty waters and try a trip to the continent! Don't forget your GB sticker!



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Hi Mike,

Plans are fluid and have changed a little since my last update.
The tides will be on neaps on our original planned departure date. We may struggle to get underneath Vauxhall and Acle road bridges so our new plan is to wait till the following week when on spring tides. Unfortunately low water is late afternoon that week so our new plan is to go under the Gt Yarmouth bridges on the spring low water slack. Open the taps up and motor across Breydon. Follow the Yare down to the New Cut, thus avoiding St Olaves road bridge. Follow the New Cut onto the Waveney River into Lowestoft and overnight at Lowestoft Yacht Marina. This will allow us to also get fuel at the much reduced prices sold at the fuel berth, before departing Lowestoft onto the North Sea.

I'm hoping the weather will play ball as I really don't fancy leaving much later than October as the weather & Sea conditions will likely be less likely to be good. That and also our three month notice to vacate Acle Marina will be looming large and Lady Emma will become 'homeless'

As for Salty stuff. Well we bought Lady Emma for that purpose to open up our cruising options. Besides that, we will have no choice as Titchmarsh is a salt water Marina by the North Sea

So....If you want to wave us off properly as we leave the Broads, you might have to come down to Lowestoft to 'See us off'
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Old 2nd October 2023, 18:21   #14
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Crew update...


Zed the Ted has been in training ready for relocation day

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Old 3rd October 2023, 06:06   #15
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This all sounds epic Jeff, best wishes for your venture.
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Zed the Ted was supervising the engines being serviced today

Lady Emma engines service day by Jeff Cranwell, on Flickr
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Old 27th October 2023, 17:26   #18
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Tomorrow is part one of our boat move.

Weather has meant some changes to our original passage plans have been put in place.
Tomorrow should see us depart Acle Marina around 12.00hrs to arrive at around 14.00hrs at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station.

From there we will be lowering our Navigation mast and VHF antennas and welcoming our 'skipper' on board.
Then (tide height dependent) we shall be making a safe passage under Acle Road Bridge, Vauxhall foot bridge and Haven lift bridge and out into the North Sea from Great Yarmouth.

A short (9 nautical miles) sea passage should see us arrive at Lowestoft harbour and into the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club Marina.
The sea passage from Gt Yarmouth to Lowestoft should take around 45 minutes or so.

We were planning on departure the following morning but the weather forecast wasn't very good with wind speeds predicted at 50-60mph.
We made a decision to delay our departure and will now be leaving Monday or Tuesday.
Of course, since making that decision I have booked a job in for the Sunday and now the wind forecast has been downgraded to moderate from Gale force
Never mind. Don't want to mess my client around so part 2 will be Monday or Tuesday seeing us depart Lowestoft for a 40 odd nautical mile run down the North Sea to Titchmarsh Marina in Walton On The Naze.

That leg should take approximately four hours at a steady 12-15 Knot cruise.
We will be aiming to arrive on a rising tide so around 12.00 to 13.00hrs should be about right.
Then it's moor the boat up, jump in the car and drive our skipper back to Lowestoft.

I will be taking photos/vidoes and some live blogging on Facebook as well.

Might need a day or two to recover before updating this thread
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Old 27th October 2023, 21:44   #19
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Old 28th October 2023, 06:16   #20
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Thanks Pete.

I'm going to miss Norfolk but hope to spend more time on the boat when she's nearer to home.
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