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    08-23-2017, 07:45 PM
    Shipyard, Memorial Stone Allow yourself a little break on one of the benches and get to know more about a very interesting theme of the shipping...
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    08-23-2017, 07:44 PM
    Plättenstadl (Barn of Platters), Old Market Here at the Plättenstadel site used to be a shipyard. The barn contains a Plätte, that was used to ...
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    08-23-2017, 07:43 PM
    Look-out Haschlberg From the Haschlberg you can experience a marvelous view over the Bavarian part of the Inn valley, all the way to Tyrol. It is...
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    08-23-2017, 07:42 PM
    The Parish Church "Mary, The Immaculate" At the lower marketplace, behind the fountain of "St. Florian" and the linden, the catholic parish church...
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    08-23-2017, 07:41 PM
    Marketplace and Museum of Shipping the Inn The historic marketplace in Neubeuern is the ideal start for an excursion into our past. You're welcome...
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    08-23-2017, 04:56 PM
    The first question I asked was "how did they get the barges back upstream?". With difficulty , but they did it , with lots of horses , and lots of...
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    08-23-2017, 07:59 AM
    This was translated and sent to me , because of my interest in horses , and wooden boats. But I find it just incredible , looking at it from either...
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    08-23-2017, 05:30 AM
    A first translation , if anyone is interested. Inn3 A heartily welcome! Shipping the Inn for centuries meant an economic and cultural flush for...
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    08-23-2017, 01:53 AM
    http://www.kulturdorf-neubeuern.de/dokumente/425_schiffleut_brosch%C3%BCre.pdf . A friend has been translating it for me , but what a feat !. Rob J.
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    08-22-2017, 10:36 PM
    Well , I've taken Bruce back to where he wanted to be , back on his boat. I stopped in at Port Fairy on the way , we looked at the boats on the...
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    08-22-2017, 06:55 PM
    He hasn't got to Portland yet Rick. I can find some very experienced sailors here that he can talk to , about sailing west , but he has to get here...
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    08-22-2017, 05:53 PM
    Phil winds coming from the east , here at least , bring very poor conditions , for the smaller boats at least. So while yes , you may have wind in...
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    08-22-2017, 05:44 PM
    I wouldn't like camping in Warrnambool Bruce , that is a very exposed cold swing mooring there. If you are camping anywhere , it would be better in...
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    08-22-2017, 05:39 PM
    Rick what I have learnt (the hard way) is that here at least , easterlies lead to very poor sailing conditions. The water is really choppy and...
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    08-22-2017, 05:30 AM
    My thoughts Rick, for what they are worth , is for Bruce to wait for favorable sailing conditions (rather than motoring conditions) to do the leg...
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    08-22-2017, 03:21 AM
    I've taken Bruce to meet the harbour master at Port Fairy , and if Bruce decides to come in there , he knows exactly where to moor , its easy. We...
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    08-21-2017, 07:08 AM
    What has interested me , besides Bruce dealing with the poor conditions , is the help he has been getting along the way. Yes , forum people , but...
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    08-21-2017, 05:32 AM
    Thats not a pilot boat Peter , this https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/power-boats/vintage-huon-pine-pilot-launch/180940 is a pilot...
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    08-21-2017, 02:42 AM
    I've accidentally woken Bruce up , now he is sipping a spiced mead , while poring over my charts. Rob J.
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    08-21-2017, 01:52 AM
    I've just come in from feeding the critters , and there is Bruce , on the couch next to the fire , phone in hand , fast asleep. Rob J.
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    08-21-2017, 12:46 AM
    The experiences Bruce has had the last couple of days , and since this is his last stretch , I think , hope , he will be very conservative. It...
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    08-21-2017, 12:41 AM
    Bruce is wondering why it hasn't told you we sat in the sun at Port Fairy and had a couple of dogs eyes !. He can't turn the tracker off , so you...
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    08-20-2017, 08:34 PM
    Just spoke to Bruce , frozen to the core , coming in to Warrnambool . I'm going to contact Warrnambool CG or Harbour Master on the best place for...
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    08-20-2017, 08:20 PM
    I go from this https://www.seabreeze.com.au/weather/wind-forecast/vic-west-coast . It generally moderates a bit , from the forecast to the actual...
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    08-20-2017, 07:55 PM
    Bruce , if you can , ring me on my mobile , or give me an indication of when you expect to be docking , and where. I've spoken to the harbour master...
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    08-20-2017, 03:49 PM
    I guess you have had your shower Bruce , and are trying to warm up over a hot cup of char. Only cloud showing on the rain radar for now. Oops , I...
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    08-20-2017, 07:01 AM
    Yes , it is significant Bruce , and now you have her cranked up , its a whole new ball game. See you in Port fairy tomorrow. Regards Rob J.
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    08-20-2017, 06:35 AM
    I'd probably seen the squid boats in the harbour thousands of times , as had the other 2 on the boat , very experienced seamen. Coming up behind it...
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    08-20-2017, 06:01 AM
    The squid boats might be out too , he won't miss them. We came up behind one out there , doing his thing. Weird , so much light !. Rob J.
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    08-20-2017, 05:33 AM
    Thanks Hallam. My charts are from the other side of Warrnambool , to Port Mac. He should make dinner tomorrow, no worries !. Regards Rob J.
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