The Wherry Hotel is a cornerstone of history in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. Travelers from around the world stay at this location, which is noted for its hospitality, amenities, and cuisine.


‘Wherry Hotel Excellence’ title I chose is quite apt for my lodging experience in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. I have traveled much of my life in various careers and venues. Unequivocally, I must say this was one of the finest stays I have enjoyed, to date. Frankly, I was pretty much spoiled from staff and management. And, this was a good thing. I say this not only from experience, but for exactly for this time spent: I found the people I met here to be the most friendly, warm, caring, and honest of so many persons of whom I have ever met on any continent.

I booked reservations in November of 2018. Objectively, we were to see family and friends. Also, I had undertaken some investigative projects from over three years ago. Whereupon, I was hoping to complete them on this trip. I visited the Wherry in April, 2016. The service, friendliness, decor, and cuisine was fantastic. I stated that upon my next visit this is where I’d be unpacking the bags for my stay.

There are over 60 employees who attend to customer service with their various areas of expertise. Gladly, I met at least a third of them. I wanted to mention some names. However, the better part of valor and personal respect for privacy took precedence. Everyone, and I mean, everyone there were most gracious and accommodating.


The Wherry Hotel is and has been so well known as an historical icon in East Anglia. It is located in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk County. The locals visit this hotel for great food and commiseration. One of the most well known attractions is the Castle Carvery. It is reasonable in price and available for all to enjoy. From the breakfast session in the morning to the full service carvery buffet provided from early afternoon to late evening, this is a must visit. Not only will one enjoy the views, atmosphere, and great cuisine, when one leaves they will not be hungry. There will perhaps still be a little bulge in the wallet depending on how many beverages are consumed. History shows that the hotel was built around 1919.


In essence, what is stated from above hardly explains my visit’s experience. So, I have chosen to provide the ‘one picture is a thousand words’ approach. Be it known, the Wherry Hotel is a #1 ranked lodging location in East Anglia. The ambiance and varied, exquisite atmospheres are some of the finest I’ve seen, in my time.


I wanted to know a bit more about the history of this hotel and its relevancy of location. As mentioned, built around 1919, I found that there was a fire a while back and the hotel was pretty much rebuilt. There is one caveat to consider for those who may have disabilities. There is one elevator that transports guest to the three floors; however, the size of the wheelchair is to be considered. If it is motorized device, travel is limited many parts of the building.

Consequently, the Wherry Hotel gets its name from the Wherry Line. The railway line is from Lowestoft to Norwich. The railway station is an historic location. To state this briefly, traveling the rail system is easier to accomplish than to use auto traffic, in some cases. To alleviate traffic congestion, a new bridge is approved and will be built in the next few years. The boat traffic on the broads has to go through one drawbridge. When it is raised, traffic becomes congested. With the new bridge to allow auto and lorry traffic to travel, unabated, much congestion can be avoided.

Lowestoft’s railway system is one of the easternmost in England.


Oh my, what can I say? The suite where we stayed was surprisingly roomy and the view was so outstanding, it was almost surreal. Here is a few of the images taken from the balcony.


The weather was absolutely amazing. There were only two days where it was a bit inclement and that only lasted for short periods of time. The suite faced the broads to the west. There were some fantastic sunsets to see during the stay. I pulled a few of these from videos I made. Included in the videos was some sappy whistling from the first Star Wars movie. I chose not to share, sorry.


Notwithstanding, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad is a treasure trove of places to see and enjoy. One may take leisurely river cruises or visit local shops. Even taking the time to walk around town is pleasurable experience. Also, taking time to enjoy the ambiance and history is well worth the time.


As with any vacation, a time to leave must come. Visiting family and friends was outstanding! I had more personal involvement with many wonderful people than I had anticipated. It was difficult to leave. Inclusive, I had completed over three-and-one-half years of investigations and interviews for another project. That is another story. However, interacting with so many incredible persons who made my stay so memorable; all I can say is thank you. It is insufficient, but I must leave it at that.

In summation, with a tear in the eye, I had to say goodbye, for now. I left the Wherry Hotel and other friends with only love in my heart. As a famous actor once stated, ‘I’ll be baack!’

Until then, my friends, I do hope you have enjoyed this small saga of my travels. I found another ‘home’ and here is wishing each and every one the best of wishes.


Written By: Ed Smith

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P&C Automotive of Visalia, California

P&C Automotive deserves special recognition in this exclusive interview with Rich Domenici who is the owner of this establishment since 2000. He and his team are experts in complete service and repair of foreign, domestic, diesel, and recreational vehicles. Universal Digest is glad to provide the central California valley area with the following article.

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Have some of you had automobile, SUV, or truck issues that required mechanical and technical assistance? Well, this is rather a rhetorical question because almost all who own motor vehicles have at some time or other. Rich is committed to the finest of light to comprehensive automotive repairs with an accent on quality, performance and work guarantees. Not only are his prices reasonable, he takes the time to be available to the customer and answer any questions that arise.

Rich Domenici purchased this business, which is originally known as P&C Automotive or Phil and Cindy, as past principals. Rich hails from a vast experience spectrum of automotive expertise with experience in automotive maintenance and technical service. When he was employed by Merle Stone of Tulare, he ascended well in his career. He wore many hats at this facility. It was Rich’s aspiration to become an owner of his own business, so when he gave notice, he was offered more to stay. He declined. In our interview, he maintained a very positive and complementary position regarding his employment in the Merle Stone, but he knew he wanted to make it on his own.

He traveled to the west coast of California where he was employed by Trans-King of San Luis Obispo, California. He considered entering into a purchase agreement to own the franchise; however, the complexities during this experience were not acceptable, so he moved back to Visalia where he agreed to the purchase of the original P&C automotive firm. During the purchase process, the principals of Merle Stone offered him more incentives to be involved with their firm. He was already in escrow to purchase the present firm of which he now owns, so he again declined and moved forward to be where he is today.

He has maintained amicable employee and customer relationships over the years. The first time I used his services was during a coupon issue to friends and family a few years ago. I thought to give it a try and I have been here ever since for most of (and now all) my automotive needs. Again, because of his thoughtful, yet professional demeanor, I found a new acquaintance and friend who cares about others, as he does his own family and friends.

I certainly found out in my latest venture to obtain repairs to my vehicle that even the most public information sources were unable to properly diagnose. Being a tech guy and finding vehicles are now pretty much controlled with onboard computers, Rich and his team of technicians were very positive and responsive to my own assessments. Eric used the analyzer to obtain the error codes we were seeking. It was smooth sailing from there. We not only solved the problem, we discovered some avenues of vehicle maintenance to correct situations that would drain resources of customers pocketbooks at other facilities.

Not only did we solve present issues, Ronnie immediately noticed and pointed out some other things that required attention. I said yes to it all and Rich gave me an amicable quote in minutes. Today, I am here to say I have a vehicle I know is road-worthy and dependable.

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One who decides to utilize the services of P&C Automotive cannot only be assured of excellent, professional service, they can also be assured of reasonable and honest prices.

It is reassuring to know one is safe when starting a vehicle and embarking on a trip of any reasonable length with vehicles that are not new, but very dependable.

Thank you, P&C Automotive

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Happy days; an honest and efficient vehicle maintenance, repair, accessory facility!

Universal Digest

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SPI Scotland ADX Files

ADX FILES SCOTLAND BROADCASTING – Having listened to this network for quite a while, I had always noticed the unique radio format regarding interview techniques from a one Alyson Dunlop. Early on, I found it difficult to find the proper introduction to this article, hence, being a bit late in publishing, as promised.

Here is why. I took the time to review some more of the broadcasts produced in the ADX Files weekly episodes. Oh my, what a diverse, yet cohesive history of interviews it is. Alyson Dunlop is almost telepathic (even so, perhaps) in her ability to understand what questions to ask and how to apply her broadcasts to be a relevant factor in human understanding in ufology and paranormal phenomena occurring worldwide.

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Scotland ADX Files from Alyson Dunlop. Here is where reality and conception meet.

This brings us to the present state of this article. Reality, Religion, and UFOs where Alyson and I decided to make this event happen. In Episode 51, with just one day’s notice of a¬†postponement in broadcasting, I was asked if I was interested in participating with the next broadcast. I was particularly stunned, yet with a seasoned resilience I responded with a ‘yes’ so off I went to put together the information requested. Both of us were most flexible and I was able to meet the challenge. And, I might add, she not only reciprocated, she, too, was up to the same. We did it.

When it comes to honesty in broadcasting, of which both of us have not been ‘alien’ to doing, so to speak, this broadcast went quite well. Now comes my assessment of this past week.

Wow. Alyson Dunlop is not only a professional in some intrinsic areas of the human condition regarding hypnotism therapy, she is also so interested in bringing to the public, worldwide, the most pertinent issues regarding the human condition, as am I. Realizing, I have been invited into the league of such caring, altruistic, and professional people, I had to publish this article.

To wit, I would like to share the following. I really wish the funds would allow me to join these fine individuals this year to the SPI UFO and Paranormal Conference; however, the oceans do not permit, this time. Soon. Do go, if you can.

I have found this venue, persons (of many), and now friends (of many) to be the most genuine, caring, austere, and honest people, overall. Let not the past prevail, I say let the present and future present and prove how wonderful the human condition really is.

Please plan to attend the upcoming Scottish UFO and Paranormal Conference happening with featured speakers: Alyson Dunlop, Malcolm Robinson, and Ron Halliday.

Ed Smith

Universal Digest


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