I came into Sutton Staithe a few days ago in a 13-foot boat with less than the 5-foot draught.
Lots of fishermen and the first one to come up had his line right across the channel.
I thought I can't get passed that and I heard him say something.
I turned my engine off and asked him to repeat. He said, can I stay in the middle? what middle he was referring to I don't know as the entire channel was blocked. Realising it was totally blocked I told him I was coming in just in front of him to moor.
I asked him if he was new to the area and when he questioned why I was asking, I reminded him that he just told me to stay in the middle and it was actually him who was in fact supposed to keep the navigation clear.
The best part was when I chatted to this bloke further he told me he actually worked for the Environment Agency in planning. I kid you not
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