Wednesday, July 12, 2006

What joy to live in a National Park

It is good to see modern holidaymakers keeping up the ancient traditions of Arthur Ransome's hullaballoos. It is quite amazing to ponder that one week's holiday on the Broads is equal (in terms of cost) to three weeks in Spain and how do the majority spend it? On the evidence of what happens at the Norwich Yacht Station most of the time is spent watching television which seems a bit of a waste. This boat, for example, had two televisions both switched on and blaring out across the water.

And another thing. Anyone else noticed how the old buggers at the Broads Authority are gradually replacing the fine Norfolk word Staithe with the word 'quay' in all their signage. That is what happens, I guess, when you let a load of dussy furrinners from the Midlands takeover over the running of the area.

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