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Old 18-06-2009, 21:27   #31
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With all the QLD talk, I've been wondering where MarkJ has been, I haven't his posts for a while.
Yeah where is the happy couple? Last update is from April on their website.
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Old 18-06-2009, 22:19   #32
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A Most Curious Paradise

There is a joke about a USAF pilot who went to quessnland for military exercises (the Kangaroo Exercises). He was briefed about the perils he might face if he ever had to bale out:

Dehaydration
Disorientation
Saltwater crocodiles (that didn't just stay in salt water)
Land snakes
Stinging jellyfish
Sea snakes
Sharks (cartilagenous fish, and other kinds)
Sting rays
Poisonous fish
Scorpions
Venemous spiders
Even more snakes
And a host of other very obnoxious creatures

His response (as relayed to me faithfully by an Australian pilot) was
"Jeez, with a country like this, why do you guys need a defence force?"

It was only the perils of Australian women that kept him there ...
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Old 18-06-2009, 22:26   #33
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Locals are locals...

Queensland is where locals are locals and visitors are visitors.

Having tried to live there a few times.
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Old 18-06-2009, 23:11   #34
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Great place for cruising.

Moreton bay (south queensland) is protected by islands but with lots of sandbars can be quite shallow. Multihulls are very popular.
Up North we have some of the best and largest Coral reef in the world but again mono's should be carefull as the reefs can be difficult to locate with a sounder. Again Multihull are very popular. "Cruising the Coral Coast" a book by Alan Lucas is very popular.
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Old 19-06-2009, 02:49   #35
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Queensland is where locals are locals and visitors are visitors.

Having tried to live there a few times.
Very nicely put
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And a host of other very obnoxious creatures
Saw all these houses with giant nets over them and thought 'They must play a lot of tennis here and not be very good at it', only to be told it's to stop the mosquitoes stealing the kids
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QLD sounds beautiful! any favorite pictures?
A morning's sail away from our place, not so good if you like crowded beaches though....no crocs or stingers here either.



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Old 19-06-2009, 04:19   #38
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Queensland is where locals are locals and visitors are visitors.

Having tried to live there a few times.
I guess some fit in better than others. We moved here seven years ago, after growing up in Sydney. We have many many more friends here than we had there.
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Those are some beautiful pictures-Its on my list of places to go now and its all your fault
Can you tell me the name of the bay? or is it an Aussie secret.
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Looks like Straddie...

Could be either North Stradbroke or Stradbroke Islands.

The sand hills behind the beach are the give away.

Not noted as being cruiser friendly (the 4wd's hold sway). Don't know about the holding.
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OK, being an Qld'er by birth, I can say that 44CC's pics are just one of the dozens of such bays (beaches) in Qld but having adopted WA (the state of Western Australia) as home I can safely say that it would only be one of the hundreds of such places in WA. Thankfully WA is considered too remote (and arid) to attract large numbers of visitors .
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Could be either North Stradbroke or Stradbroke Islands.

The sand hills behind the beach are the give away.

Not noted as being cruiser friendly (the 4wd's hold sway). Don't know about the holding.
It's Platypus, Bay, on the west coast of Fraser island. You do get lots of 4WD's on the east coast, but not the west.

Great anchorage when the SE trades are in. All sand, so holding is excellent. The beach is around 30 miles long, and you can anchor virtually anywhere on it. So even if there are a few boats around, it's easy to get some privacy. And only a morning's sail from town.
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Very nice! I have spent some time in NSW, Cairns and TAZ, I found the folks there were very nice.
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And People from NSW are called cockroaches
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And could not play League to save their lives...

And those NSW Blue cockroaches could not play League to save their lives.

Who'd have thought a game would be so important?
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