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Reports from "Down Under"...the good the better and the bikini!


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#1 georoc01

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 05:12 PM

Well, Elise and I have made it to Sydney. Aside from some rude people in the Sydney airport everything's great. Weather is overcast with a 60% chance of showers, temps around 65 degrees

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 05:16 PM

I thought it was supposed to be summer there now?
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 05:30 PM

you all have fun in a land downunder. please take lots of pictures and do some good reviews as this is a destination on the list especially this iteneary from EV.

then if any one wouldnt mind<ducking from the wench> bring a bottle of bundaberg rum back from me i will pay you back.


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#4 georoc01

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 07:31 PM

I thought it was supposed to be summer there now?


That was at 7:30am this morning. Its up int he mid 70's right now. Remember also I am in Sydney, not Cairns, much warmer up north I believe. ITs a 3 hour plane ride from Sydney.

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:30 PM

I thought it was supposed to be summer there now?

It ain't summer yet - but it is a lot warmer and more humid than Sydney or even Brisbane.

I'm guessing high 80's / 100% right now and the sun can really scorch you.

Balloon and boat cruise / snorkel tomorrow (2 dec) with SWMBO - we'll see the tour group Monday AM if I can figure out where everyone is staying.

Edited by Capn Jack, 01 December 2007 - 02:18 AM.

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 12:55 AM

just got to cairns and it is plenty hot. time for a cold beer

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:29 AM

Hey guys. Wait for me!!! :birthday: :birthday:

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 04:22 PM

Wifey is checking on Grampy! The dobemanunder. I will feed the dog and have a great time! :birthday:
Aidan and Lucas say watch out for the sharks! Please someone read this to Bill ! The old man in your group! Have a wonderful trip! :birthday:

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 07:20 PM

I made it to Cairns as well although my bag didn't :birthday: I suspected as such since I was pretty much running to all my connections. Have checked in with Sun Palm here and will see you all soon :birthday: :birthday:

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P.S. It is very balmy here :birthday:

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 02:22 AM

Back from the balloon trip - worth the 4:10AM departure! Tour boat to the outer reef for a snorkel was as they say in Japan "interesting" - but we had a good time.

Cleaning up for supper and early bed - very long day. Hoping to catch the group tomorrow - from what I can divine the tour is leaving from the Esplanade side of the Mantra Trilogy hotel at 7am.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 09:51 PM

Arrived in Cooktown yesterday via the back road from Daintree...amazing drive........had to cross many running creeks so good thing we had 4 wheel or never would have made it.......swam in many beautiful waterfall creeks...so much fun but it is hot hot hot here........42C which must be well over 110......maybe 110? I am not sure of the conversion..........see everyone at the boat tomorrow!
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:13 PM

Much impressive lightning storm last night. Weather is great this am though. Much cooler today, we head for the boat today.

Be well everyone

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:15 PM

We are sitting having breakfast in a cafe with free wireless. It is hot and gorgeous. Just the way I love it. Had the best roommate last night. The Wench herself.

Just killing time until we catch the plane to Cooktown. Can't wait to GET WET!!!

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 05:46 PM

Well, we have made it back to dry land..Most of us are flying back tomorrow. I personally did 22 of 26 dives. An incredible trip. Thanks to the Wench for putting this one together. MOre later.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 08:54 PM

Before the rumors start I just wanted to jump in here and warn people not to believe everything they may see. It seems someone may have photoshoped me in some, ummm, clothing that was not mine. This did not happen, if it had I would clearly have rembered it. I rember little else from that night but this I would have rembered.
Great trip y'all! Jodi, Andrew and I are headed south for some wreck diving tomorrow. Pics will be posted sometime in the future when I get back to AK.
Can't wait to see y'all again! Thaks for a great time....




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