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  1. #421
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    Lot less here, around 33 which is surprising considering we are behind French Island.

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    I hope you guys have a better day tomorrow. It has been quite glorious weather up here, about 26deg, surprisingly mild and a very pleasant breeze.
    Larks

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    “Give it a try”, whispered the heart.

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    So do I Greg.
    I've got a crew for tomorrow , if the weather is reasonable.
    Regards Rob J.

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    Perfect weather here, just like last year at this time. 20k NE and barely a clown in the sky.
    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Linux?
    Of course, I like my servers secure. I made config error when I first set it up last year but I've had to wait till the Centre closed for Xmas so I could do the rebuild. Raid arrays can be fiddly to set up.
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    I scanned some old colour slides today and thought I'd share one with you. It's from my caving days and we were fooling around with ropes etc.

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    Still about 33 here at 9.30.
    not sure how hot it got but it seemed easier today. bit of haze makes all the difference.

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    Gary, that looks like fun, but only above ground .
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Oh, I like the little Morris van! Always wanted one of those!

    Caving? I thought you were just hanging out.
    Rick

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    Hangin' loose .
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Oh, I like the little Morris van! Always wanted one of those!

    Caving? I thought you were just hanging out.
    Rick
    Ah yes my little Morrie, it went by the monika of Wilfred's White Lightning Express...or Wilfred. I crossed the country 4 times in that van. I saw a red one for sale up here recently and the desire was strong I can tell you.
    Trump, a man who can't hold a coherent thought till the end of the sentence.

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    A glimpse underground.

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    My first car when I turned 17 was a blue Morris Minor Van.

    I was in year 12 and it was a complete distraction from my studies.

    I managed to blow up the motor 2 weeks before I sat for year 12 exams and had to ride my bike to school to do the exams.

    I sold the car to the wrecker for more than I had paid for it.

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    My first car was a Hillman Husky, also blue. I drove it to the Gold Coast the day after I bought it and it stopped in the middle of Currumbin Bridge. It had a very accurate fuel gauge.
    Rick

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    Mine was an E93A Ford Prefect.The worst car Britain ever made.
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    On first cars, mine was an EH ute, though I never got to drive it "legally", a shed fell on it just before I got my licence.
    Larks

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    A shed fell on It?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    My first registered vehicle was a 1949 Matchless 500 - in a rigid frame. Used to ride it to school. First car was a '58 VW Beetle
    First car or first registered vehicle? My first registered vehicle was a Maicoletta 250cc scooter, an excellent bit of engineering.
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    My first registered car was 1968 Mini Minor Deluxe. I had a head on in it, I walked away but the car was totaled.
    Trump, a man who can't hold a coherent thought till the end of the sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    The Matchy was my first registered vehicle... I had an unregistered Vespa before that.
    So did I, use to ride it around a dry swamp in Summer. The running boards tended to get in the way if you cornered at too much of an angle.
    Trump, a man who can't hold a coherent thought till the end of the sentence.

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    Well , got a few hours sailing in on HS, and tried out the piece I made to hold out the staysail when goosewinging , it works well , although we only had a very light breeze.
    I also demonstrated sailing without using the tiller , just using our body position in the cockpit.
    Rob J.
    Last edited by Portland; 01-03-2012 at 12:13 AM.

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    "I landed on someone's discarded vertebrae."

    Dangerous those discarded vertebrae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufustr View Post
    A shed fell on It?
    To be more precise a 20ish" plus dia' log that spanned the top of a large machinery shed (tractors, harvesters etc) landed on it when the shed blew down in a storm.
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    Well , that was close http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-a...783726745.html .
    A km or so down the road .
    The local brigade got to it very quickly , but not before a shearing shed and hay etc was burnt , now the other brigades are mopping up.
    Feels strange , not being involved , but I'm in the CG/CFA brigade.
    Rob J.

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    Holy Jeez , a Police Pursuit Car just went past at Mach 2 , was it barking ! , I've not heard a V8 sound like that outside a racetrack !.
    Anyway , I'm looking out the window right at the fire , and it looks to be pretty well out.
    Rob J.

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    It sounded like it had a straight out exhaust !.
    But the local boys have the fire under control , and I guess they will leave it to the big tanker from Portland to mop up.
    I was looking out the window when it flared up .
    I started my "fire action plan" before Christmas.
    Rob J.

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    Us too, bags permanently packed and special clothing hanging in the shed just in case I need them.
    I have to update my fire water signage though. Just thought of it.

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    Well , we aren't going anywhere !.
    But yes , we both have firefighting overalls , boots and helmets and gloves ready.
    And I keep the acres around the house and shed as green and wet as possible.
    We have a sprinkler system fed from a bore , if the power fails we have heaps of tank water , and a fire pump to feed the sprinkler system.
    Regards Rob J.

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    Jeez , we have had the heat wave and fire , now we are told to expect storms and flash flooding !.
    Send 'er down Huey !.
    Rob J.

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    My eastern boundary is the Fitzroy River.
    Every year in early January , the locals organise a charity walk from the Fitzroy mouth along the (usually deserted) beach to the Surry at Narrawong.
    I don't like the idea of a walk , but i thought I could sail it.
    The forecast for Sunday has never looked good , but this morning was very offputting.
    It was for 35 knot winds , and 7&1/2 METRE seas !.
    Unless it changes again , I think I'll be missing that one.
    Rob J.

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    We haven't seen this storm that was forecast , still windy , and good fire conditions http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-a...ents/index.htm .
    The fire here yesterday was off , but then ran in to an irrigated paddock (this is dairy country). It was then just a matter of mopping up the edges.
    A shearing shed was lost though.
    Regards Rob J.

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    Blowing hard here, the occasional light shower but two bouts of heavy rain early this morning but only 3ml. Sun's out now.
    I'm supposed to be working but I got subverted by the cricket.

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    I spent the day down the workshop making a ladder / steep steep steps for the children to climb up to their sleeping loft .The old ladder was somewhat shoddy so I'm taking the opportunity to do it "properly" . I'm using some old growth flooded gum I pulled out of a demolition job years ago . A nice mid red with a few too many nail holes now with plugs fitted !

    31C in the shed so good fun ...at least it hasn't been too hot .
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    The Grampians is alight again , not easy to put out up there. http://au.news.yahoo.com/australian-...under-control/ .
    Rob J.

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    Moreton Island is burning.

    Came within 80 metres of Cowan Village where I renovated a house last year.

    Started by campers.

    Very difficult to put out.

    A large part of the northern end of the Island could be burnt out.

    I have no doubt they will protect Bulwer, but it's a bloody shame some of these idiots camp in these places.

    The place will take years to recover.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226236738595

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