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Old 17-11-2006, 23:15   #1
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Hi all,

Two months ago Eddie (partner) and I flew from Kalgoorlie WA to Brisbane, bought a 35' Hitchiker cat named "Absolutely" and are sailing her home via the top end. I have never been on a boat before, with Ed being the experienced one. This is the first boat we have ever owned and lived on. The more sailing I do, the more I realise how much there is to learn. The more I learn, the more I realise just how little I know, but what a wonderful way to live. Thank you to all who contribute to this marvellous site, we are proud to belong to the 'sailing' family of such happy, helpful people. Thanks also to Bob & Kay Norson of TPC fame for pointing out this site.
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Old 17-11-2006, 23:52   #2
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So which do you consider the top end? North or South?

Us UP here in the northern hem. we consider the pole (North) as up. Not sure about you'll.

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Old 18-11-2006, 00:23   #3
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Delmarrey, we are talking about the top end of Australia, from Thursday Island across the Gulf of Carpentaria to Darwin, then down the west coast to Geraldton. At present we are in Mackay, Queensland, which is on the east coast of Australia, unable (and unwilling) to risk the trip home due to the cyclone season being upon us. We will sit out the four months then recommence our journey. Thus far we had done about 1100 nautical miles in 19 days sailing - a wonderful and exciting trip, and already can't wait to begin again. Where is Puget Sound? Cheers, Wendy & Eddie
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Old 18-11-2006, 00:33   #4
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A very warm Welcome WendyJane. Make sure you place some photo's of your experiances in the Gallery.
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Enjoy your trip, I nearly did the same, but ended up buying local, 5 days to launch day,
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Puget Sound, WA

(Seattle area) WA (here) is the State of Washington. 48 deg. 02' 08" N X 122 deg. 10' 25" W. is where I keep the boat. The Puget Sound is SE of that. I'm up a river, literally

I know how you feel about the storms we just missed the typhoon, by hours, that ripped thru the Philippines on Aug. 28th. There is some nasty stuff that goes through the Indonesia islands this time of year.
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Aloha Wendy and Eddie,
Welcome aboard!! You'll love this forum. Just read and learn. Ask questions if you like. I've had lots of help with my projects and hope that I've contributed some. It's fun.
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Hey Del,
I think they are calling WA, Western Australia.
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Hi are you going to go play in the Kimberlys ??safe sailing,cheersMartin
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