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Old 12-12-2013, 20:58   #46
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And the water is seriously cold - swimming just isn't an option!
Not to mention the sharks...
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Re: A Boat in Trouble in Bass Strait

What about the ferocious mutant seals
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Old 12-12-2013, 22:07   #48
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What about the ferocious mutant seals
I didn't mention them as they only come out after dark... and nobody has managed to last THAT long.
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Old 13-12-2013, 10:27   #49
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Re: A Boat in Trouble in Bass Strait

Ahh, come on fellows, WGB is pretty, and well protected from NW through W to SE, but in other wind or sea directions it is wide open and quite uncomfortable... ranging to dangerous! So, for heaven's sake, stay away...

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Ahh, come on fellows, WGB is pretty, and well protected from NW through W to SE, but in other wind or sea directions it is wide open and quite uncomfortable... ranging to dangerous! So, for heaven's sake, stay away...

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You just beat me too it.... when the wind goes into the east out in the Tasman and the swell gets up that is where they go to test all those new fangled anchors....... a rolly hole even in that southern corner.
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One thing that might keep some people away from WGB is that the last picture I posted is from a Gay men travelling site. If you are not into that then maybe keep away !! (Not that there's anything wrong with that)
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from a Gay men travelling site...
What were you doing..... oh never mind... moving right along.

One of my memories of being anchored very close into shore in that southern corner was when two hot young chicks left a picnic group and went behind a big rock to get changed... well they thought they were behind it....
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One of my memories of being anchored very close into shore in that southern corner was when two hot young chicks left a picnic group and went behind a big rock to get changed... well they thought they were behind it....
In light of the previous post I wonder if what you thought you saw was what you really saw...
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7x50s removed all doubt....
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Actually, that's not Wineglass Bay. Those pictures are a fake. Stop trying to mislead people, they might sail in there in their boats and be really disappointed. Far better that they just keep sailing onto Hobart, or Melbourne, or wherever.

Here's a REAL photo, from my last trip to Wineglass Bay. You see, I just like beachcombing, which is why I like the place...

Really... honest...


Yeah, I know that place well you can find all sorts of slightly used stuff there. Hummmm.....in fact seems like I have been in that place at more than one location. Even one like it in the middle of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans I've been told. Seems with the price of oil one could build a factory ship to reclaim raw materials from this crap. I learned much when I was an emergency responder on the Westly Tire Fire in California a few years ago. There was a canyon filled to the top with old tires that caught on fire and the melted tires ran down the canyon like a creek. We dammed the creek and tanker trucks from the oil refinery at Benicia sucked up the melt from the lagoon and transported it to the refinery for processing. There was a steady line of trucks coming and going for over two weeks. They informed me the melt was reprocessed into diferent types of petroleum products. Seems like a good idea for that mid ocean mass of plastic don't you think?
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Funny you should mention it as finding that picture on Wikipedia article about ocean pollution got me thinking along the same lines. Why not park a big ship in one of those blocks of floating debris? Maybe a better use for the Japanese whaling factory ships?

Anyway we found a way of doing our bit. Any time we spot rubbish in the water we treat it as a man overboard drill and go about to retrieve it. Thankfully the waters off adelaide are pretty clear or we'd find sailing a bit slow.

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Any time we spot rubbish in the water we treat it as a man overboard drill and go about to retrieve it.

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Best you don't go to Buenos Aires then....
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Funny you should mention it as finding that picture on Wikipedia article about ocean pollution got me thinking along the same lines. Why not park a big ship in one of those blocks of floating debris? Maybe a better use for the Japanese whaling factory ships?

Anyway we found a way of doing our bit. Any time we spot rubbish in the water we treat it as a man overboard drill and go about to retrieve it. Thankfully the waters off adelaide are pretty clear or we'd find sailing a bit slow.

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I think its only a matter of time till they start mining those dumps. The jap whalers are still whaling the last I heard.

Picking up stuff I also do when I'm heading to port on occasion
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Whilst you are down there, keep an eye out for Catapault!



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