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Old 04-12-2011, 14:45   #1
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Australia - What a Beautiful Place to Cruise

Welcome to anyone looking at spending time here, jobs are plentiful and are increasing, the economy is humming the beaches are stunning. Us Aussies are a friendly bunch you may not like our ball games depending where your from.

Seafood!!!!! simply the best.

Favourite cruising area for me.... Percy Island down to Keppel....

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Re: AUSTRALIA WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO CRUISE.

I'm certainly enjoing it.
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I'm certainly enjoing it.
What area are you in?
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Re: AUSTRALIA WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO CRUISE.

Gold coast right now, waiting for the strong southerlies to settle down so we can head south.
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Old 05-12-2011, 00:26   #5
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Re: Australia: What a Beautiful Place to Cruise

Just north of Sydney make sure you enter Broken Bay and check out Pittwater and Cowan.
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Re: Australia: What a Beautiful Place to Cruise

Yep, Cowan creek, Lake macquarie, Port Stephens, Camden Haven, Port Macquarie, Clarence river, all great spots.
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Yep, Cowan creek, Lake macquarie, Port Stephens, Camden Haven, Port Macquarie, Clarence river, all great spots.
I remember test sailing an Adams 10 metre on Lake Macquarie in 1985, it was a wednesday afternoon race so fish and chips at the yacht club then out for a blast on the Lake, i couldn't believe people could race on a wednesday arvie!!!! A beautiful place...
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Re: Australia: What a Beautiful Place to Cruise

For me nothing in Aus comes close to the Kimberley region of Western Australia.....

I have cruised all around this country for pleasure and work, lived in Queensland for the past 9 years, but i always have a longing to return to the Kimberleys.....magical place...!
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For me nothing in Aus comes close to the Kimberley region of Western Australia.....

I have cruised all around this country for pleasure and work, lived in Queensland for the past 9 years, but i always have a longing to return to the Kimberleys.....magical place...!
Have you been to Montebello's? A bucket list entry for me .....
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For me nothing in Aus comes close to the Kimberley region of Western Australia.....

I have cruised all around this country for pleasure and work, lived in Queensland for the past 9 years, but i always have a longing to return to the Kimberleys.....magical place...!
It's definitely on our list.
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Have you been to Montebello's? A bucket list entry for me .....
Sure have....used to live on a house boat there when i worked for Paspaley Pearls many years ago, now that i am in the Offshore Oil & Gas industry (Rig Tenders) we anchor there quite often...

To some the islands are a bit featureless, but to me they are beautifull in a rugged sort of way, also the diving/fishing is fantastic....
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Sure have....used to live on a house boat there when i worked for Paspaley Pearls many years ago, now that i am in the Offshore Oil & Gas industry (Rig Tenders) we anchor there quite often...

To some the islands are a bit featureless, but to me they are beautifull in a rugged sort of way, also the diving/fishing is fantastic....
To me it's whats under the water also enjoy walking the reef/beach always looking at washes up. Love it always have. Lived on an island in the Whitsundays pre- 87 it was soooo good!
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To me it's whats under the water also enjoy walking the reef/beach always looking at washes up. Love it always have. Lived on an island in the Whitsundays pre- 87 it was soooo good!
Yep i have a thing for small islands myself, i live on Bribie Island now. I used to live and work on Cockatoo Island (Kimberleys) driving a charter boat, best job i ever had, although the money wasn't the best the lifestyle was great...



....unfortunately the island has reverted back to Iron Ore mining....
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Yep i have a thing for small islands myself, i live on Bribie Island now. I used to live and work on Cockatoo Island (Kimberleys) driving a charter boat, best job i ever had, although the money wasn't the best the lifestyle was great...

Yer when we lived on the island ( Happy Bay Resort ) my pay was $100 a week and full board was $12 out of that, we lived like kings, diving fishing sailing on our days off..... Built our first yacht by the workshop and sailed off 2 years later, life WAS good.
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Yer when we lived on the island ( Happy Bay Resort ) my pay was $100 a week and full board was $12 out of that, we lived like kings, diving fishing sailing on our days off..... Built our first yacht by the workshop and sailed off 2 years later, life WAS good.
It has amazed me how complicated i have made my life since Cockatoo, charging headlong into chasing the mighty dollar, trying to comply and fit in with conventional society, thankfully i have realised this is not in my makeup and am now rapidly ridding myself of these complications.....i aim to get the good life back....soon!
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