Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Which airport?
  2. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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  3. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Good for you. I've had a CPL for 35 years. Have been into Illawarra a few times. Very scenic.

    The trick with learning is (if you can) doing it as much as possible....you tend to get stale in the early stages...
  4. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    :thumb

    Railway engineering was the peak of engineering back in the day. Reminded me of Big Hill in the Rockies that we travelled through in a dome car a few years ago.

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    Same train crossing over itself.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Hill
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  5. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Pretty strip. Good luck with the flying, Dunc.
    My first solo nav was to Wollongong and my alternator failed. When I got back to Camden I wondered why it was taking so long to stop. Forgot the flaps were electric. Doh!
  6. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    It's a tough gig being a pet kelpie.....


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  7. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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    Looks about as tough as being a pet labrador.
  8. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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  9. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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  10. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    ABC radio had a show on this a while back, an hour or so, maybe spring last year when we heard it when we were driving to Qld in the cage. They interviewed the author of a/the book on the story. Might be available as a podcast. Its a great story for sure, and one that should be known more widely.
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  11. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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  12. MirthfulThylacinator

    MirthfulThylacinator Tinker

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    Meanwhile, with winter approaching - Tassie spiders in Mt Field stock their pantry with pygmy possums

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  13. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    Yeah, If you're heading south through Leongatha on the highway, the statue of Lennie and Ginger Mick is on the left hand side going into town. Great story.
  14. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    I think it is just after the BP servo, place to pull in off the street and a toilet stop as well.

    Note cop shop is across the street too
  15. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    That is a bit more of what I would consider an adventure ride:thumbup
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  16. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    9? 9 years old?
  17. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    I'll bet his father didn't escort him to school.

    Imagine how the child and animal welfare authorities would go on about something like that these days.
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  18. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    That's the one:nod Buy a pastie and coffee at Kelly's bakery in Korumburra and by the time you stop at the statue in Leongatha it's not too hot to eat/drink:D I do it about once a week.
  19. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    Yep....I can relate to this.:bluduh
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  20. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    The trees, hat, wood fire and words are wrong. The tent and smoke are right.