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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I await developments Rick, I worked with two brothers from the Maldives who told stories of the other side of life there. They said they felt embarrassed because of their wealth in comparison with their island relatives which was extreme.
    I went to uni with a guy from the Maldives. His father was gaoled for Colombo Plan rorts, I believe.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Rick where abouts in the Maldives are you? I have a mate working there at the moment...(at least I think he's still there...) but depending on where you are he may be a useful contact
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    Quote Originally Posted by asrainox View Post
    Hey mate,

    If you can do it Monday, I might ask if you wouldn't mind? I've got a whole bunch of interstate family stuff this weekend that I'd feel quite dodgy skipping out on at this sorta notice. I was gung-ho for next weekend, but if they can't wait, so be it.

    Let me know if it's a success, and if not, I'll keep next weekend open!
    Ok, I'll do that. If Rick doesn't turn up quickly it might just, accidentally, find itself under sail on WP bay. Accidentally of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    Ok, I'll do that. If Rick doesn't turn up quickly it might just, accidentally, find itself under sail on WP bay. Accidentally of course
    these things rot if they're not used, you'd be doing him a favour!! (In fact he should be paying you an exercise fee)
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    That's great Jeff, and you're welcome to sail it as much as you like! Thanks to you too David! Staying at a resort on Chaaya Island, better known among the surfing community as Pasta Point. The only bit of the real Maldives I've seen is the 100m strip between the air terminal and the wharf, so I know nothing about Maldives politics or culture. I'm going for a dive in the morning as I'm sick of being thumped by the waves! Maybe, with a bit of luck, the swell will drop by the afternoon! I've spent most of my surfing `career' wishing the swell would pick up but I can tell you, things are different now! Rick

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    My mate, last time I checked, was Director of Operations at Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort (wherever you are in relation to that) - he was at Hilton Rangali island when the tsunami went through
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    I came home a bit early today to go and have a look at the Mandurah boat show, to avoid the weekend crowd. Biggest waste of $18.00 (entry fee) that I can remember being subjected to......not one single solitary sailing specific stall or product....all power boat/fishing boat and all ally or plastic. Very disappointing!
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    Something for you Mirror enthusiasts ...it's not a Mirror , it's smaller .

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    Good work Rob. He'll really need his comms if he sets off on his planned trip.

    It looked like a very good prospect in the photos online. With his background and knowledge of boats I'm sure it's a corker of a boat. Wish him well from me when you catch up again.

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    Larks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    She would do very nicely thank you Greg !
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    Hillyards are legendary boats! Go anywhere, proper passage making vessels, and fast too! If you've got the spare wedge Peter, you should snap it up.
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    One for the GBC? Have to factor in the trip from Falmouth, of course! Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Hillyards are legendary boats! Go anywhere, proper passage making vessels, and fast too! If you've got the spare wedge Peter, you should snap it up.
    I'm about 15 thousand quid short Dunc, a pity that !
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    Hail here at Largs just now. Strong wind warnings for the metropolitan waters today. I may just be a big blouse and keep Crackers in the yard.

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    It's nice and cool up here, about 24 C right now but gusting 40 to 50 km , I really hope no one drops a match!
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    I'd say gusting 70km now .
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    Lots of radio practice yesterday and a good bit of time on the helm and at speed.
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    We cut about a million tons of firewood yesterday-big tree fell down in national park next door to a friend's property. Big do nothing day today. Fire lit, back to bed.

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    It's about 29c here on the land and in the water, and currently the rain is coming down in bucket loads. The swell's dropped a bit, thankfully, so I had great fun in the waves yesterday and probably will again today after the storm passes. Went for a dive yesterday morning too - turtles and loads of fish I hadn't seen before. Yesterday's storm hit us as we were going out though so for about 20 minutes, the boat, which is about 40' and has a full roof, like a ferry, was like a tunnel of spray and rain, so we just had to wear it. The helmsman just kept the motor going and the rudder hard on to keep the boat into the wind. Good thing it's so warm here! We leave tonight - it's about a 30 minute fast boat ride into Male for the flight to Singapore and then we'll get into Sydney tomorrow night. Rick

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    I wasn't going to ask Rob, he's away and I thought that it might not be a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    I thought he might like to ring someone and find out what happened.
    If it were me , I'd like to know.
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    Looking at the Ariel shots from an hour ago it's still developing. I think, apart from spots, their place should be safe but it is going in their direction. Gusty change about 9 they say.

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    There is a spit of bush very close to their house but on the other side of a road, the road should provide sufficient firebreak but I hope the wind doesn't pick up.
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    Okay, well, Ms T and Woody are in Newcastle so I'm not worried about them. Apparently the fire's at Lemon Tree which is to the east of us and the wind's NW, so I doubt the house is at much risk. Of course it's possible for a fire to get through from Tanilba to us but it would have to cross a couple of streets of houses, so it's unlikely. We have bush across the road but it's directly east and it's unlikely that a fire would come in from the east. So I'm not expecting to come home to a pile of ashes but I guess it's possible - worse things could happen! I can't call anyone from here. Thanks for your concern everyone! Rick

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    Yep, that tells me that it's Lemon Tree Rd rather than Lemon Tree. The Browns Rd area is in about the middle of LTP Rd and an area where there are a lot of fires. A house was lost there just a year or two ago. It's about 6 km west of us and very unlikely to cause a problem for our property. Rick

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    Whew !
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    A relief Rick, but unnerving just the same.

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    Nah I think you should be worried Rick. I just hate to think of you enjoying all that tropical weather and surf with not a care in the world

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    Amazing movie on SBS right now: a compilation of YouTube films shot on the 24th of june of of people around the world documenting their lives. Life in a Day
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    Astonishing movie actually! Really truly astonishing!!
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    Where I live is really quite protected from the wind but I reckon the wind today could blow the spots off a dog.
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    No wind here, really quiet !

    Did you pick up the come-a-long Gary ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    No wind here, really quiet !

    Did you pick up the come-a-long Gary ?
    Tomorrow Peter, just haven't had time or been in the right place.
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    Rick. Picked your Mirror up tonight with all the gear including spinnaker pole, a car top rack and a beach trolley. Rig is a bit more complex than the base model I think. A bit bumped and bruised but nothing that can't be repaired.
    I'll find a spot where it'll be safe from falling stuff and store it upside down on the trolley.
    Last edited by skuthorp; 10-14-2013 at 07:46 AM.

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    Oh, that's not good Rob, you may be postponing for a week or two.
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