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Old 4th April 2021, 20:18   #11
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Thanks for that, we will see about a walk and look for Lady Emma - let me know if you decide to visit while we are there and if things work out we may get to say hello either there or at the Bridge Inn.
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Hi all,

A little update from my first visit back to the boat on Tuesday.....

Mostly good news thankfully.

Boat was still floating........always good news that

No water in the bilges, boat free from damp, tube heaters and dehumidifier having done their jobs well.

Seakcocks opened, raw water strainers cleaned and both engines fired into life at the first time of asking.

Left them running to get up to temperature and oil pressures etc all good.

Flushed the fresh water system through. Added sterilisers to the tank and refilled.

Couple of little niggles to sort, broken windscreen wiper and Broads toll plate needing replacing and a good amount of cleaning to do.

No cleaning done Tuesday though........Because











































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Back up again at the weekend. Not sure I'll get much done as I'll be working in Norfolk over the weekend and Monday!

I'll update any changes
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Depending on the weather we will probably sample the delights of the Bridge Inn garden during our visit. We always have at least one meal there in normal times. Is it possible to walk from the pub to where you are moored?

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The last twice we have been in there, we have not been happy. The first time, we were charged for drinks that we didn't have (hit the table number key in the wrong order so charged for the table number of drinks - around £40 too much!). Thought it was a big joke when I rang about it and, Yes, I was polite! The last time we went there, we were just completely ignored, waiting to be seated for about fifteen minutes with plenty of empty tables, so we left and haven't been back since!
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The last twice we have been in there, we have not been happy. The first time, we were charged for drinks that we didn't have (hit the table number key in the wrong order so charged for the table number of drinks - around £40 too much!). Thought it was a big joke when I rang about it and, Yes, I was polite! The last time we went there, we were just completely ignored, waiting to be seated for about fifteen minutes with plenty of empty tables, so we left and haven't been back since!
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Sorry to hear of your experience Mike,

The Bridge Inn is pretty much my local (well, it was before lockdown!) and I'm usually there once a week.

The staff are usually very attentive to customers so something obviously wasn't right on those occasions.

I will be there on the 12th for their reopening. The Landlords, Phil & Vanessa are good friends so I will have a gentle (socially distanced) mention of this.

Losing good customers when things are as hard as they are is not what they would want. I know they pride themselves on looking after their customers, be they local or visitors to the Broads.

Hopefully, when things improve, we will be organising a get together there again. Would be nice to see you and your faith in the Bridge restored
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The staff are usually very attentive to customers so something obviously wasn't right on those occasions.
It was 100% a staffing problem. They seemed to just not care. On the occasion that we were left standing to be seated, it wasn't busy and we were told "Shan't keep you long" and the same person just kept running around like a headless chicken. There were empty tables that were clear, so we could have been at least offered a seat! (All pre-covid by the way).
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A much nicer day today up in Norfolk......No snow

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