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1640Re: Is there anyone out there?

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  • wetadream
    Feb 6, 2011
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      Whoops. My mistake. I used Google Earth to estimate the distance and used Brisbane. 1,600 miles is a long trip.

      Do you have Skype capability?

      Jerry

      --- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com, "begleyneil" <neilbegley@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello Jerry,
      > I was born and raised in Sydney. I grew up on Sydney Harbour, it was my back yard. Any kid in the eastern suburbs of Sydney either sailed or surfed or both. I moved to Townsville about 7 years ago. It is over 1600 miles north of Sydney. It's a big country, looking at distances on a map can be deceptive.
      > Neil.
      >
      > --- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com, "wetadream" <overnitemail@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Neil,
      > >
      > > I was in Sydney last month for 3 days and found the sailing clubs all but closed up. Only the big boats were out in the harbor. Renting the 30+ footers is possible but they run $500 a half day and are not nearly as fun as the Weta.
      > >
      > > Ended up on a beach killing time by talking to a 75 year-old ex-book dealer who insisted on beating me up about "Americans'" opposition to national health care.
      > >
      > > Looks like you are about 500 miles from SYD. Is that right?
      > >
      > > Hope to pester Robert in DXB in a few days. (Fair warning Robert!)
      > >
      > > Glad you made it through the WX and welcome to the group.
      > >
      > > Jerry
      > > #317
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com, "begleyneil" <neilbegley@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hello George,
      > > > It is summer here now and in the southern states the summer sailing season is from October/November through to March and then there is the winter season which is always a delight so we sail all year round. A real pisser, eh? Up here in North Queensland our season goes from March to November 'cos from November to March is not only cyclone season but also stinger season. These are box jellyfish that do a bit of personal damage as well as a particularly nasty little jellyfish called an Irakandje (spelling) which is clear, about the size of your fingernail and the pain from a sting is so intense that you'll die. Other than that little detail it's just glorious. Are you coming next summer? You'll love it.
      > > > Neil.
      > > >
      > >
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