Wet and windy holidays in Harnser and aboard the Paxton Princess in Norfolk that seemed to be the end of a cold and rainy summer during which we were camped at Harnser and enjoying its novelty for the first full season, but also managed two boating trips around the Norfolk Broads with Sam and Frances Weller for the first time in years and then along the coast from Lowestoft to Great Yarmouth.
We also managed car trip to Norwich and Wroxham enjoying the Horning Regatta and see the old Pleasure Wherries and Magic Lantern Show of Broadland times past as well as the village fete. Some progress getting the large wooden gate hung between shed and garage and the new dog fence erected.
Also back to Paxton for a week so that Debbie could go to her water sports week at Paxton Sailing Lakes and I could progress property investments. Sam has been coming on well in his training and now swims readily to fetch dummies and my task is still to quieten him down.
John Major’s government in rows with the police, fire-fighters and other groups over an unrealistically low public pay target of two-and-a-half-percent. The crisis grinds on in the former Yugoslavia where mass injury and death find no bounds. Atrocities by so-called civilised people towards once fellow countrymen. T
he crisis grinds on in the former Yugoslavia where mass injury and death find no bounds but better news from the Middle East where Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation get close to reaching the historic step of recognising each other
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A rainy month that seemed to be the end of a cold and rainy summer but the statistics bellied all that. Compared with seasonal averages, the meteorologists say that this summer was just nought-point-one degree cooler, somewhat drier by 2% and with 12% more sunshine! I can only believe that the better weather in June must have made up for the rest. After all we had heavy rain and even hail, but I suppose there were not many actual thunderstorms to transform the rain gauges.
We managed two trips on The Paxton Princess; one a short trial run up the River Ant to Stalham with plenty of sailing opportunities for Debbie on Barton Broad and the other a week-long trip down the Bure, up the Waveney and then back via Oulton Broad, Mutford Lock and Lowestoft Harbour as we made the sea trip out and then in again at Great Yarmouth. In preparation, I had to repair the anchor winch and davits and update all of the charts and then had to fix the inevitable fault that developed - this time with the water system - but now it is better than ever. Sam had his first experience of the open sea and was not distressed.
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