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Old 27-01-2013, 15:02   #31
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Yes, Yamba is a cool little town, D&D! Its only drawback is the lack of islands off the coast. We might go exploring up the river later this year though.
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Hey D&D - I am just sending a little bit of wind and rain down your way now.

Its been pretty wild here, but no damage to speak of at Manly Boat Harbour. Not as good news in Bundy, I just saw footage of a Lightwave 38 scooting down the river - very sad. Still they are a well built tough boat, so hopefully the owners will get it back.
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Old 27-01-2013, 15:12   #33
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D & D, I'll convert that for our US friends that don't live in the metric world.

7 inches of rain in 48 hours !!!

What was that about Melbourne weather? We have rain forecast for only the next 7 days and its the middle of summer but I like to think of it as being like Florida where in some places it appears to rain every day :-)
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Old 27-01-2013, 15:27   #34
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Yes, Yamba is a cool little town, D&D! Its only drawback is the lack of islands off the coast. We might go exploring up the river later this year though.
Really? ...and here we thought the Solitary Islands were well renown stopovers (and well set up with National Parks moorings!) for birdlife, diving and plain old getting well-and-truly away from civilisation!? Admittedly, the Solitaries are open roadstead so nothing like the Whitsundays...

Thanks for the weather Andrew...current gusts to 57kn at Cape Byron and 38kn at Ballina. We hope, as we are being belted, everything's settling down a bit up your way?
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7 inches of rain in 48 hours !!!

What was that about Melbourne weather?
Fair enough...no cyclones/hurricanes/TRS in Melbourne, although none here either as we're below the TRS zone. Still and as we are experiencing now, we (and virtually the entire OZ east coast) very much feel the TRS leftovers...
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If I'm not mistaken Melbourne was most recently voted the most liveable city in the world. Here are a few random pictures from our great city down under.

Too bloody cold in winter for me. With multiple winter nights at and around zero degrees celcius and a "nice" winters day of 14 degrees. Its way to Brrrrr for me. I would not want to be a liveaboarder in melb. Summer racing sure. But thats all.
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You guys are having a hard time with this, so let me make it clearer.

I'm not talking about "MOST nasties".

I'm talking about ANY nasties. Because, you see, we have none here. That's the standard. None.

Which makes it considerably more "livable" in my book.
Which paradise do you live in,
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I'm pikkin he's a kiwi. Nothin more dangerous there than paua fritters and hokey pokey ice cream.

As for melbourne, op, reckon you must have yr hand on it
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well as a ex gippy lad who left oz 20 yrs ago and been back a couple of times to melb and gippsland yes melb is a good place but when i sit here in uk or in the med and look online at the melb age and other news papers and see all the reports on drug gangs killings bike gangs etc i feel a lot safer here than there
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...i sit here in uk or in the med and look online at the melb age and other news papers and see all the reports on drug gangs killings bike gangs etc i feel a lot safer here than there
Why? Are they chasing you? ;-)
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Beneteau, where are you from in Gippy? I started in Alberton near Yarram, moved to Longford near Sale, spent lots of time on the Gippsland Lakes including the Marlay Point Overnight Race in our original trailer sailer but then moved to Melbourne. The Mrs is from Lang Lang so I know the area well!
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What is the most floodable city in Oz?

Yes, they are skyscrapers and I am a hypocrite!
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Alberton? Was born in yallourn...long ago. spent most of my early years in and around Melbourne. Moved back to a little town called Blackwarry near Yarram in the early 80s for a year or two then up around marysville. Couldn't live in a city but if I had to Melbourne would be it.
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Ausaviator yer i was born and bred in yallourn and spent most of my life there i use to go to metung and do all my sailing there when young and did a few marley overnight races they where good fun then lived in mornington (use to hang out at Mccrae yacht club) for 10 yrs use to sail out of westernport before i head of overseas
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bricky i use to live in railway ave yallourn
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