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Evidence of Yarmouth wreckers visible on River Bure

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Posted by Bill Dashfield on August 25, 2020 at 19:02:01 user BillD.

When sailing up the Bure after passing through Yarmouth (and the currents there were as fierce as Tom said) we saw a painted "No mooring here 9am to 8pm. Water and pumpout's only", linked below.

We took this as a subtle invitation to moor if you DID want water or a pumpout. On an ebb tide you'd then likely get stranded on the underwater slope/ledge that the smaller (and probably more recent) official sign warns about. We surmised that the wrecker might live in one of the houses conveniently close by, and that (s)he might also be a grocer.

Photographed in August 2013 after sailing from the Thames to the Broads via Secret Water and Lowestoft.

Anyone else come across signs of wreckers?

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