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  • Birthday 07/03/1941

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  1. @AwdAmr, mate, this is Ball Bay, just nw of Mackay, Qld. Cape Hillsborough National Park in the right background. The photo of the shovel nose shark is at McBride's Point National Park, jutting out on Ball Bay.
  2. Bobj

    Photos from your garden

    An unknown dendrobium orchid Cattleya Skinneri, the rare white variety. The more common variety is purple. Both, along with the phalaenopsis orchids, are under my macadamia nut tree. Cheers, Bobj.
  3. Surf's up! What's under the surf? A 6ft shovel nose shark. Cheers, Bobj.
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    How much do you need to retire in Australia in 2021?

    Just love the Kimberlies and Pilbara. My idea of losing yourself in Paradise! Cheers, Bobj.
  5. Wot abaht opera? Cheers, Bobj.
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    The truth on Perth?!

    Look at Elliott in the NT, or Wyndham and Halls Creek in the Kimberlies of WA... Cheers, Bobj.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Same here, but at 80 years old... Cheers, Bobj.
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    Photos from your garden

    A natural cross between the cooktown and golden orchids, dendrobium biggibum x dendrobium discolor. And a cavendish banana. In the middle of the photo is an arundina, one of the reed orchids. (pink and white) Cheers, Bobj.
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    Photos from your garden

    A soft-cane dendrobium orchid; Cheers, Bobj.
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    The Official Weather Thread

    Party! Party!, Just had 69 mm (2.7") in the rain gauge for the last 24 hours. Cheers, Bobj.
  11. Storm v Eels, a damn good game. Next time, I'll look out for you @Cerberus1
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    How much do you need to retire in Australia in 2021?

    On the subject of new cars every 5 years ; I have a 4wd that is 18 years old and has 275,000 kms on the clock. I wanted a new SUV and made inquiries at a couple of car yards. How much for the 4wd? "No, sorry we are not interested" was their answer. Oh, well, it will last me another 5, or so, years... Cheers, Bobj.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Alright, who said,”Thank heavens for that?” Come on, own up. Cheers, Bobj.
  14. Bobj

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Our 2 little camping/caravan sites at Seaforth and Ball Bay are almost full and have been partly filled every day for the past year, due to civid. Normally, the Ball Bay site is empty except for holidays and maybe one every second month, except for an odd day in between. Now, it has between 7 and 12 every night. Same in the Seaforth grounds which have about 75% to 85% occupancy every night. Similarly, in normal years it would have about 3% to 10% occupancy. Covid has done our area very well with the pseudo tourists… Not that Ball Bay profits, as there are no shops in our village Cheers, Bobj.
  15. Bugga! 4 an’ a bit out of 10. I confused myself with his dear old Dad, the original Shah. Cheers, Bobj.
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