Page 62 of 369 FirstFirst ... 125261626372112162 ... LastLast
Results 3,051 to 3,100 of 18412

Thread: Antipodean Boats Connection

  1. #3051
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It's a razor edge Greg but Yes.
    I put up some more ballast photos.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  2. #3052
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Sydney OZ.
    Posts
    11,459

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Razor's edge alright but if you can imagine the dinner table repartee it'd be a beauty, quite a Don's Party in fact.
    Xanthorrea

  3. #3053
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    victoria, australia. (1 address now)
    Posts
    29,734

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Especially at Xmas with his Western District relations!


    Gary, what brand is your 'local' big supermarket? C......... or W.............? Or are you one of the few places to have an independent still? I put 'local' in quotes because it's a relative term for you and us.

  4. #3054
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Coles Jeff.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  5. #3055
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    victoria, australia. (1 address now)
    Posts
    29,734

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Coles Jeff.
    Interesting, they are being creamed by the opposition down here. Several big new ones have opened within 30 mins drive but they always seem to be empty of customers. All W stores seem to have bottle shops, C not always.
    Last edited by skuthorp; 05-01-2012 at 12:35 AM.

  6. #3056
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Coles have LiquorLand up here. We are getting a new IGA...I would prefer an Aldi's.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  7. #3057
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    10,912

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I would prefer to hear about boats!!!!!

    Rick

  8. #3058
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    We could do a version of the spam song but with boats.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  9. #3059
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Northern NSW Australia
    Posts
    46,477

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Especially at Xmas with his Western District relations!


    Gary, what brand is your 'local' big supermarket? C......... or W.............? Or are you one of the few places to have an independent still? I put 'local' in quotes because it's a relative term for you and us.
    We have a Coles but also 2 small independents that do quite well.
    Try to work out what the marketing guy wants you to do then do precisely the opposite.

  10. #3060
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania and Papua New Guinea again
    Posts
    4,573

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I dream of supermarkets occasionally these days. I'm kind of overseeing the building of a couple of new ones in our little town up here-they'll be a big step up from what we have at the moment, but nothing like a Coles or Woolies.

  11. #3061
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    10,912

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Andersons in Lae would be your local would it?

    Rick

  12. #3062
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania and Papua New Guinea again
    Posts
    4,573

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No we have a little SVS and a Papindos here in Ramu. Like a country 4 square store, but crowded dirty and less range.

  13. #3063
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    10,912

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Oh, I didn't realize you were closer to Ramu. I'd like to have gone up there. I could see it from Mt Wilhelm but I never had the time to travel to Ramu. Our project leader and I had a little plan to pick up a vehicle in Madang and drive right through to Tari but, as always seems to happen with projects, we just got too busy towards the end and ran out of time.

    By the way, I reckon we have around 15 cartons of books etc. for you. When do you want them? I haven't packed them yet but it won't take a long time to do that.

    Rick

  14. #3064
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania and Papua New Guinea again
    Posts
    4,573

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    We did Jeff, bit by bit and there's still a few claiming we didn't. it's a common story in most countries...guns and steel against spears and arrows.
    There's an interesting book called Germs Guns and Steel, or something like that. But here's probably not the place. Getting myself into trouble downstairs though, thanks for that Greg.

  15. #3065
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Mandurah, Western Oz....or Wongawallan Qld......or....er..somewhere in-between
    Posts
    15,030

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    There's an interesting book called Germs Guns and Steel, or something like that. But here's probably not the place. Getting myself into trouble downstairs though, thanks for that Greg.
    No you're not mate.
    Larks

    "Be who you are and say what you feel...
    Because those that matter...don't mind...
    And those that mind.... don't matter."

    LPBC Beneficiary

    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great!"

  16. #3066
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    10,912

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Damn, the bloody possum's just turned up in our kitchen again! We thought he'd migrated to a cavity above our new eaves - maybe he's just reminding us we haven't left any bananas outside for him lately ......

    Rick

  17. #3067
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania and Papua New Guinea again
    Posts
    4,573

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Oh, I didn't realize you were closer to Ramu. I'd like to have gone up there. I could see it from Mt Wilhelm but I never had the time to travel to Ramu. Our project leader and I had a little plan to pick up a vehicle in Madang and drive right through to Tari but, as always seems to happen with projects, we just got too busy towards the end and ran out of time.

    By the way, I reckon we have around 15 cartons of books etc. for you. When do you want them? I haven't packed them yet but it won't take a long time to do that.

    Rick
    We are Ramu

    Just got word that our Aussie recruit has signed his contract today, so in a day or 3 I'll ask him if he's up for a bit of filling in his container. I've just connected with a little resource centre some of our expat wives and some locals are setting up, which is basically going to operate as a mobile library up and down the valley between Lae and Madang, particularly servicing local schools-so the books will go to them. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ramu-C...01864409924232

  18. #3068
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    10,912

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    OK, I'll take the advice so frequently offered and get packing!

    Sugar?

    Rick

  19. #3069
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Northern NSW Australia
    Posts
    46,477

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    There's an interesting book called Germs Guns and Steel, or something like that. But here's probably not the place. Getting myself into trouble downstairs though, thanks for that Greg.
    An excellent book, it should be a standard high school text . It explains so many things that never made sense.
    Try to work out what the marketing guy wants you to do then do precisely the opposite.

  20. #3070
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Sydney OZ.
    Posts
    11,459

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jarrod Diamond IIRC. BTW he has released at least another since but for my taste Dawkins' "The Selfish Gene" says it all. (certainly an opposite of what is superficially implied)
    Xanthorrea

  21. #3071
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    victoria, australia. (1 address now)
    Posts
    29,734

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jarrod Diamond IIRC. BTW he has released at least another since but for my taste Dawkins' "The Selfish Gene" says it all. (certainly an opposite of what is superficially implied)
    Haven't looked at that for a long time and it's an interesting reading of the science and it's implications. I think I've still got it.
    (Is this politics, anthropology or biology?)

  22. #3072
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Mandurah, Western Oz....or Wongawallan Qld......or....er..somewhere in-between
    Posts
    15,030

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Bithropitics?
    Larks

    "Be who you are and say what you feel...
    Because those that matter...don't mind...
    And those that mind.... don't matter."

    LPBC Beneficiary

    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great!"

  23. #3073
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    victoria, australia. (1 address now)
    Posts
    29,734

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Bithropitics?
    You've just invented a new science Greg. Now all we have to do is work out how to relate it to wooden boats.

  24. #3074
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Andersons in Lae would be your local would it?

    Rick
    Have they fixed the potholes in the road out the front yet?
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  25. #3075
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    There's an interesting book called Germs Guns and Steel, or something like that. But here's probably not the place. Getting myself into trouble downstairs though, thanks for that Greg.
    I'll just say...read it.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  26. #3076
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    You've just invented a new science Greg. Now all we have to do is work out how to relate it to wooden boats.
    When we moved out of Africa we mostly followed coastlines. Rivers had to be crossed and narrow seas...we built boats.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  27. #3077
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Rous River, Northern NSW, Australia
    Posts
    11,963

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Some boats are better than other boats...

    Some mothers' boats are better than other mothers' boats... (With apologies to that whiny git from The Smiths! )
    “For masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

    The Mighty Pippin
    Mirror 30141
    Looe
    Dragon KA93

  28. #3078
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Some boats are better than other boats...

    Some mothers' boats are better than other mothers' boats... (With apologies to that whiny git from The Smiths! )
    I can't speak for you Duncan but as an Anglosaxon, I put my existence down to better boats.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  29. #3079
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania and Papua New Guinea again
    Posts
    4,573

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Have they fixed the potholes in the road out the front yet?
    ha ha. There has been a big project to rebuild Lae's roads in concrete. They've run out of money, and the contractors have walked away, leaving half built, unusable roads all over the city. And the roads they didn't get to are goat tracks.

  30. #3080
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    ha ha. There has been a big project to rebuild Lae's roads in concrete. They've run out of money, and the contractors have walked away, leaving half built, unusable roads all over the city. And the roads they didn't get to are goat tracks.
    I was there in 92 Phil and they were bad then. As one expat said, zero maintenance since independence.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  31. #3081
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Bored!. I'm stuck in town for another couple of hours.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  32. #3082
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    10,912

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    In a town full of wonders, Gary found a way to be bored!

    Rick

  33. #3083
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'm that bored I didn't even notice that.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  34. #3084
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Sydney OZ.
    Posts
    11,459

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    RAE does a bit.
    Xanthorrea

  35. #3085
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    RAE does a bit.
    I do like your sig Purri.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  36. #3086
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    2,491

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    posted ch 4 of my Ballina to Adelaide yarn.

    http://www.scribd.com/bruce_moffatt_2/

    folks I'm concerned that some might see these book updates as spam. Please let me know if you think they are and I'lll stop posting them.

    Bruce in Adelaide

  37. #3087
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    10,912

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I do like your sig Purri.
    Me too but E. pilularis would be more fun

    OK, I give up - what's RAE?

    Rick

  38. #3088
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    10,912

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    For quite a while there's been a Tasman Seabird called Cherana, a Sydney to Hobart winner, for sale in Brisbane. It's been listed for about $95 000. I see now that it's been sold. I wonder if anyone here knows where it went and how much was paid?

    Rick

  39. #3089
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania and Papua New Guinea again
    Posts
    4,573

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    posted ch 4 of my Ballina to Adelaide yarn.

    http://www.scribd.com/bruce_moffatt_2/

    folks I'm concerned that some might see these book updates as spam. Please let me know if you think they are and I'lll stop posting them.

    Bruce in Adelaide
    I'm enjoying them

  40. #3090
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Uki, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    21,410

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I had a short read this morning, you're a good story teller Bruce. Keep it coming, definitely not spam.
    In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
    She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
    American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.

  41. #3091
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Northern NSW Australia
    Posts
    46,477

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    One and a half chapters here.
    Try to work out what the marketing guy wants you to do then do precisely the opposite.

  42. #3092
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    victoria, australia. (1 address now)
    Posts
    29,734

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Definitely not spam! Good reading!

  43. #3093
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Sydney OZ.
    Posts
    11,459

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    RAE, Oz Army engineers. (well they were when I worked there)
    Xanthorrea

  44. #3094
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania and Papua New Guinea again
    Posts
    4,573

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post

    Sugar?

    Rick
    We used to be Ramu Sugar. Now Ramu Agri because we were acquired by New Britain Palm Oil so now we do sugar, oil palm and beef. And before you say it, no we don't destroy rainforest and orangutan habitat. We abide by a social and environmental standard which seeks to set us apart from evil oil palm.

  45. #3095
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dooral Dooral, Eastern Oz
    Posts
    47,723

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    There sure is a lot of palm oil out there in Sumatra and Malaysia. Lots and lots of it.
    Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

  46. #3096
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania and Papua New Guinea again
    Posts
    4,573

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Welcome back!

  47. #3097
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dooral Dooral, Eastern Oz
    Posts
    47,723

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Welcome back!

    Well thank you sir. It seems I, and others lost some posts last night. Apparently the truth hurts some people.

    So... how's that two-wheeled "boat" of yours up there? Getting any see miles on it?
    Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

  48. #3098
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Sydney OZ.
    Posts
    11,459

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Anyone reverting to form?
    Xanthorrea

  49. #3099
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Dooral Dooral, Eastern Oz
    Posts
    47,723

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    Anyone reverting to form?
    Only you. Still full of it, I see.

    You've gotta do better than that to stir up some trouble, you old keyboard hero.

    Just as a matter of interest.... how come you didn't get a two week ban for posting the same word as me?

    Do you feel priviliged or disadvantaged over that?
    Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

  50. #3100
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Australia and Tasmania and Papua New Guinea again
    Posts
    4,573

    Default Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Well thank you sir. It seems I, and others lost some posts last night. Apparently the truth hurts some people.

    So... how's that two-wheeled "boat" of yours up there? Getting any see miles on it?
    Had a fantastic blast up the local dry creek/gully, out through a cane filed, then back along the gully on Sunday-felt great. There's a couple of guys here bringing bikes up from oz soon-should get more riding in then because i don't like to stray too far from home on my own.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •