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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 15 Feb 2008 04:14 #26

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G'day Jim

Sounds like a good deal. Canada in winter is on the list to do. Skiing holiday that is.

Here are a few more happy summer snaps.

Paddling around the bays with my 4 y.o. girl.

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Another nice bay

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Cheers Pete

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 15 Feb 2008 09:10 #27

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I Think you best stop posting these Pic's. Pete. Remember, You and I live in a nation that is blessed with the best boating/fishing/living conditions in the world. Sadly... Others do not. We must always spare a thought for our northern friend's that have to live through months of snow, sleet, rain tornadoes, Hillary,searay boats oop's....Best not go to far anyway it's 8.00pm 30 deg C time for a dip in the pool and then hook up the boat for and early getaway tomorrow, Think I'll hit the gipsland lakes for a bit of diving and whatever..........:) ) :) :prod ;)

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 19 Feb 2008 01:01 #28

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Steve,
There's always 2 side to the coin. When we have our famous Melbourne winter, where it always seems to rain, but misses all of the catchments, where we will get Sun rain and hail all in one morning. I'm sure we'll be scouring though all of the photos of Sunny California, Florida Keys, and Catliana Island, wishing for sun to come back and for the bay to go flat.

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 19 Feb 2008 03:18 #29

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stevelewis;113461 wrote: I Think you best stop posting these Pic's. Pete. Remember, You and I live in a nation that is blessed with the best boating/fishing/living conditions in the world. Sadly... Others do not. We must always spare a thought for our northern friend's that have to live through months of snow, sleet, rain tornadoes, Hillary,searay boats oop's....Best not go to far anyway it's 8.00pm 30 deg C time for a dip in the pool and then hook up the boat for and early getaway tomorrow, Think I'll hit the gipsland lakes for a bit of diving and whatever..........



dang dude...your just evil!!!...:kidding :D :arr arrrr

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 21 Feb 2008 08:31 #30

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sorry seapup just couldnt help myself. :D

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 25 Feb 2008 02:13 #31

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Hi all. Just dropped in to see if Pete and Steve were working our northern cousins into a frenzy....and as I suspected, doing very nicely.:D

I was actually in sunny Atlanta a couple of weeks ago and I've gotta say, that at 25 thousand feet on the return trip via Dallas and LAX the clear skies afforded views of some amazingly beautiful inland lakes....just awesome!

For what it's worth, we just spent the weekend at the holiday place at Echuca and I was wake-boarding yesterday in 24 degree C water, with 26 degree C air temp and bright sun shine. Very nice. Hopefully the fine weather will carry on for us Melburnians through March, with a public holiday long weekend and Easter, should be some good boating for the Aussies. :arr

Cheers all. Sean.

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 05 Mar 2008 06:56 #32

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Thank you for sharing the pic's, they convey the feeling of being on the water, and the pic of your daughter with the fish, is what it's all about.

I could easily enjoy a few of them as a screen svaer on my pc.

Thanks and keep it up.:arr

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 26 Mar 2008 01:40 #33

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Thanks for the kind words Jim.

Just had a great relaxing time over the Easter break. We spent 3 nights at our local island, Rottnest staying in Stark Bay. It wasn't very stark though, being one of the busiest boating times of the year for the island.

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Borrowed an ‘Air Breeze’ generator from a mate for the 3 nights away. I designed and welded a frame up and bolted it to the bow rail. Added a support for the bow rail. With a constant 10-20 knots of wind all weekend there was no concern with power usage on the boat. This was just a test - I was impressed. Now to build a more stylish s/s clamp system.

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 26 Mar 2008 01:43 #34

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Sorry about the tide being out.

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On our way in to the bay - From what I can gather, they must have anchored up tight on the low tide and then could not release the anchor on the rise of the tide.

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 26 Mar 2008 02:25 #35

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Nice Pictures!

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 26 Mar 2008 02:32 #36

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G'day Pete. Looks like you all had a fantastic Easter. The pics, as usual are awesome and I did pick up on the Melbourne "Stubbie holder". Good to see you're well acquainted with us Victorians.

We headed back up to Echuca and had a lovely 5 day break up there. Only managed to get the boat out for a couple of hours on Monday given my bent towards playing it safe when there are LOTS of boats occupying the limited water.

Again...I forgot to take some blOOdy photos... I will in a couple weeks when we go back. I'll be bringing the boat home then so I can use Pt Phillip bay and fit my depth sounder.

Cheers, Sean

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Fun in the Sun - Downunder 26 Mar 2008 03:17 #37

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Thanks for the great memories- I took a trip to Fremantle way back in 1986, and traveled up and down the coast of WA (Western Oz) as far south as Pemberton (during the fires in the Karri forest in Nov '86)

We took a side trip to Rottnest, and had a great time exploring and taking in the great sights.

Hope to make it south again soon- wouldn't even mind a permanent vacation there......

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