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Alan Wheeler 03-11-2006 12:15

Icebergs off the Starboard quarter
 
https://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/879210

Interesting wee news article. I came across this via a Trademe (NZ version of Ebay) auction for a guy trying to raise money. He wants to go live on one of these things till it melts. The purpose is to raise Clobal warming awareness. ummmm, yeah OK so he may have the sixpack but he is missing the plastic thingy that holds it all together ;-) :-)

coot 03-11-2006 23:00

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Originally Posted by Alan Wheeler
He wants to go live on one of these things till it melts. The purpose is to raise Clobal warming awareness. ummmm, yeah OK so he may have the sixpack but he is missing the plastic thingy that holds it all together ;-) :-)

I think that's pretty funny, especially after I looked at the link you gave. The first item under "Headlines" at the right was https://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/425824/879728 which is titled "Icebergs likely to break up within week". He better hurry. :)

Or maybe somebody should tell him that icebergs are dangerous...

delmarrey 04-11-2006 01:59

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Originally Posted by coot
Or maybe somebody should tell him that icebergs are dangerous...

especially when they roll over :sprint:

Pblais 04-11-2006 17:47

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He wants to go live on one of these things till it melts.
When the helio pad is getting samll it's time to go. An make the moring TV show rounds.

Alan Wheeler 04-11-2006 23:14

They reckon the real big one maybe vissible from land sometime late next week. They are drifting at ruffly 2Nm/day at the mo. But they are also breaking up fast now. They managed to get a chopper out to take some film of the closer ones. The one they filmed had a cliff face of 100m(300ft) so what is below must be a collosul amount of ice.
If someone goes and pitches a tent on one, I imagine he is going to become a strong contender for Darwin awards.

Alan Wheeler 05-11-2006 00:54

Here is the link to the Trademe add, so you can see this nutter and the other nutters paying out the cash. Only thing I can think is, maybe he's not a Kiwi. ;-)
Nah, I wish him the best really, but still, he's gotta be nuts.
https://www.trademe.co.nz/Business-fa...n-76367792.htm

Knottygirlz 05-11-2006 06:38

Apparently the administrators of the "trademe" site think he is a nutter as well, since they have pulled the add....


Lori

Alan Wheeler 14-11-2006 23:16

An update on the bergs. It seems a couple of them are quite close now. One is approx 45Nm off the coast of the South Island at ruffly the same latitude of Dunedin. They have drifted some distance and the biggest ones may actually make it some ways further North yet, as the life expectancy is still a month or more. To also put the life time in perspective, these bergs have been adrift for ruffly five years now, so a month or more left is not out of the question. However, we are getting some very warm weather coming down from the tropics at the mo, so I guess they will melt rather quickly from now on.

Alan Wheeler 15-11-2006 23:01

The first Berg was sighted from Land today. The Hills around Dunedin gave the Locals down there a very good view. It was very impressive and was ruffly 50Km (25Nm) off shore, so that gives you an indication just how big the things still are. Although they are breaking up rather rapidly now.

cat man do 16-11-2006 17:26

Actually made the news on TV over here. Thought it would be pretty cool, literally, to get your boat into the little bay it seemed to have for a happy snap.

May not be the safest thing though, but it would still make a nice back drop from 500 metres away.

Dave

seafox 16-11-2006 22:47

Guys at the Marina in Mana are getting ready to pick ice cubes out of the strait for their rum and cokes.

Alan Wheeler 17-11-2006 00:20

If the weather wasn't so damn bad at the mo, it'd make one heck of a trip to go take a look. :-)

seafox 17-11-2006 14:38

People are paying $500 for a helicopter ride to them.
Imagine sternlining into one for the night.

Alan Wheeler 17-11-2006 15:12

With that thin pinicle standing 130m above....I don't think so.

Alan Wheeler 17-11-2006 15:31

By the way Darryl, did ya get woken by the jolt this morning?? At 3.38AM, It was 5.6, centred 70Km down but almost right under Cape Jackson and only 40Km from you.
Yeah Sunshine!!! it's been real wet here and I guess no different your way. Not as bad as I had been expecting though.


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