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    It was bloody freezing.

    I'm going to name that clever ladder thing "Dick"


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    I accidentally fell in the creek one winters morning. I just slid in and rolled on to my back as I hit the water, all in slow agonizing motion...it was breathtaking.
    ​"Life is under no obligation to give us what we expect." Irrfan Khan. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    It was bloody freezing.

    I'm going to name that clever ladder thing "Dick"


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    So there I was on the end of the berth, adjusting my docklines. I was about to stand up and out of the side of my eye I saw this dick just standing there. So I grabbed the dick to pull myself up, but the dick was nowhere near as solid as it looked. As I held on and pulled the dick, to my surprise and consternation the dick went from vertical, to horizontal, to just hanging down. It didn't matter how hard I held onto the dick, or how hard I pulled on the dick, it just flopped down. And there I was, sopping wet. Nothing to be done for it, I let go of the dick and immersed myself in cold, refreshing water. I felt cleansed, invigorated, free.

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    I'd have laughed my head off too, if I was Bruce.

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    Wipes tears from corners of eyes.

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    In aug 68 I was a TA on a fisheries research team on Eucumbene. While crossing (with chest waders) the vestigial flow from Tantangara outflow tunnel into Eucumbene I slipped and fell into a deeper section (tunnel was shut for inspection). Waders filled but I kicked up my legs and swam out. No dry clothes so I wrang them out and went back to work. Then a blizzard rolled through. O dear
    Xanthorrea

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    Today I think I'll put some more paint on my deck. (Say that with a Kiwi accent). And on my Cock pit floor. Roll it on. Might rub it down first with some wet and dry.

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    Do it dry , Phil, set a precedent.

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    Reminds me of a friend telling me he'd dropped his cellphone in the tide. Not too clever , I said, how did you do that?

    Well, he says, there I was just stepping off the dock onto the counter of Tucana and my cellphone just went into the water.
    and Coincidentally, so did I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Today I think I'll put some more paint on my deck. (Say that with a Kiwi accent). And on my Cock pit floor. Roll it on. Might rub it down first with some wet and dry.

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    Flaccid handrail or handrail disfunction?


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    Music interlude....fallen in live with this lady.
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    I wouldn’t want to fall in the water this morning! Brrr.
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    Taking a mates boat, a Lacco 28 ft motor boat from Blairgowrie to Hastings today.

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
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    Sailing vicariously by proxy this morning. Sitting up in bed with a coffee checking out the progress of a family from Largs in SA as they head out into the blue to cross the Atlantic in their boat Roam. They have just finished replacing the standing rigging and chainplates in the days running up to the last few practical departure dates available to them. Hopefully there are no gotchas they haven't yet found.

    https://aus-share.inreach.garmin.com/roam


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    First Milo of the season.
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    Waiting till we round Cape Shank before we put the billy on
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    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Waiting till we round Cape Shank before we put the billy on
    Must be freezing down there? Happy passagmaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    Waiting till we round Cape Shank before we put the billy on
    I must have missed something, what's your voyage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I must have missed something, what's your voyage?

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    Taking a mates boat, a Lacco 28 ft motor boat from Blairgowrie to Hastings today.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
    Bruce Cockburn

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    The weather is ok, 15 knots sth. Had the cup of tea, no fish yet. Just approaching West Head off Flinders
    Last edited by Hallam; 06-02-2019 at 12:57 AM.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
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    I take it the mallet is a jeebuz stick...


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    First day of winter after a very warm autumn, suddenly the alpine passes are closed due to snow. It's cold, wet and sh***y here in Christchurch, doesn't look like we'll get any snow though. There is another system coming through mid week that might drop the some down to sea level.
    The three fur babies are all alternating between a spot as close to the log burner as they can get, and somewhere a bit cooler ��.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    I take it the mallet is a jeebuz stick...


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    yes, slows down the gummy sharks, they make a mess thrashing about the deck.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
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    Quote Originally Posted by epoxyboy View Post
    First day of winter after a very warm autumn, suddenly the alpine passes are closed due to snow. It's cold, wet and sh***y here in Christchurch, doesn't look like we'll get any snow though. There is another system coming through mid week that might drop the some down to sea level.
    The three fur babies are all alternating between a spot as close to the log burner as they can get, and somewhere a bit cooler ��.

    Pete
    Just like here! About a week ago we were all swimming in balmy weather and water and now it's freezing.

    Rick

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    Just caught up with the thread.
    Farewell and fair winds on your next adventure, Mr. Sibley. You are one of the good ones.

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    About the same time, and on Sunday and Monday, I was snorkeling outside the pools and rock shelf at Austinmer (a couple of km south).
    I followed a *big* stingray out over the seagrass beds for a bit. When it occurred to me to stop and look around I was more than a hundred metres off shore. It was like a lake. Perfectly clear and absolutely stunning. The best I've seen it in many years.


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    I was in the sea on Saturday - absolutely beautiful.
    I was thinking, "beginning of winter hey"?, at my boys U14 soccer match - Coledale;

    After which we all jumped in the sea for a good three hours. Half the footy team had their surf boards.



    Halcyon days
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    Not looking good for a planned sail next weekend, 80% chance of rain.
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    It's a boat! Should still work alright when it's wet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    It's a boat! Should still work alright when it's wet!
    It’s not the boat that concerns me...you can call me a fair weather sailor, I don’t mind.
    caught up with Jeff and Anne yesterday, good conversation and coffee despite the traffic noise.
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    I'll be there tomorrow. Is there a gathering place other than the Chapel if I get there an hour or more early?

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    We won't make it there tomorrow, unfortunately. Kindest regards and condolences to all.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    We won't make it there tomorrow, unfortunately. Kindest regards and condolences to all.

    Rick
    Likewise, will be thinking of Peter and his family and friends.

    Assuming I continue to be capable of thought. Sometimes Ii reckon I'm going to end up like one of those footballers with multiple concussions over a period of years. Balia has headroom, but lots of bits that are just less than headroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
    I'll be there tomorrow. Is there a gathering place other than the Chapel if I get there an hour or more early?
    Not that I know of. There will be a gathering afterwards but as yet I don't know where or how many will be there.
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    We shall raise a glass to absent friends.
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