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  1. Bobj

    The Ashes

    So, what you are saying is that one man beat 11 world class cricketers. Cheers, Bobj.
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    My Experience Living in the NT

    On the other hand, I know many, many people who love the Darwin, My son and his partner met there and they are seriously thinking of returning and their kids were born there. I have been going there for better than 50 years, first time in 1964 when the Darwin city ended at Winnellie caravan park. Indeed, we used to see buffaloes where Palmerston now stands. Now, it has grown to a thriving cosmopolitan city. In the '60s and '70s, we used to go for long weekends when we lived in Kununurra, WA. and it was always a pleasure to be there. And yes, Jo and I got married there, in the city centre. I am on a Territorian forum and very little is mentioned about crime. So, I have seen it grow from a very small, capitol city, to a thriving and exciting cosmoplitan city, worth its place in Australia. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Photos from your garden

    Phalaeonopsis under the macadamia tree Cheers, Bobj.
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    Ring, ring.......Hello......10 seconds later, a seductive female voice, "Goodbye". An oft repeated call purporting to be NBN, saying that my landline will be cut off within the next 24 hours. That has been going on for more than 5 months. So I decided to check it out once and pressed 1 as per instructions. An Asian voice answered and I followed his instructions until he asked for details of my bank account. I replied that he was scamming and closed the conversation. Still get the NBN call, but put the 'phone down. Can't tell an automated call to sod off... Another, that my computer was running very slow, upshot was that to get it running smoothly again, I needed to go and get a $200 itune card and give the caller the number on the card...Told him what I thought of his scam...Reported that one to the ACCC, scamwatch. Cheers, Bobj.
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    A very good film on SBS On Demand is “Downfall”. It is about the last week of Hitler. Cheers, Bobj.
  6. I eat the mackerel and/or give the rest of the fillets away to the people in the village. One fillet is usually a big feed for 2 people. Never eat sharks, as we have better fish to fry...to coin a phrase. To take a shark for home consumption, it has to be over 1.5 metres. Cheers, Bobj.
  7. Another eventful morning. Hooked up to something fast and, after a 23 minute fight, I landed a guesstimated 11/12 kg longtail tuna. landed 2 very nice doggie mackerel and then this big chappie came up for a free feed. Well, looking for a feast off the dead whale. But the whale was beached, high and dry. A guesstimated 4m tiger shark. Cheers, Bobj.
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    The Good Life

    Sure did. They were originally from Toowoomba, Qld, builders of coal mines, roads and dams. They had a fair amount of work going on in Kununurra. I do believe their name was actually pronounced Teese. Cheers, Bobj.
  9. Bobj

    The Ashes

    Then, with 11 world class men, the poms lost the first test. Cheers, Bobj.
  10. Bobj

    The Good Life

    Ahh, the good life. Love the positive feeling of that phrase. Love your username, @Dusty Plains...I worked with 2 orphans in the West Kimberley, out from Broome in 1964 who went by the names of Dusty Roads and Rusty Gates. Cheers, Bobj.
  11. @Sandgroper, goldspot cod up to 5, or 6 kg are reasonable eating, but there are so many reef fish that are better that they are left in peace...The shark is a black tip reef shark about 1 metre in length. The sharks are always let free; so too, the goldspots. Cheers, Bobj.
  12. Bobj

    I Just Need To Get This Off My Chest,

    Yeah! 'Ave a go, ya mug!!! Cheers, Bobj.
  13. Not fossiliferous, Katie, it is bedrock granite...and bl**dy hard, Jo fell while looking at the whale and skinned her elbow. Cheers, Bobj.
  14. Stufftif...But, an eventful morning. First, I caught a small shark that was attacked by a big goldspot cod. Then I got a whiff of something dead and had to see what was smelling so putrid. Had to climb across 200 metres of rocks and there was a dead whale jammed among the rocks. Looks like it died a few weeks ago and the tides gradually brought it on to the rocks. Plenty of big shark bites along the tail flukes. Very sad that a gentle behemoth should end like that Cheers, Bobj.
  15. It will take a bit of time to get back to speed, mate. Just take it easy. Cheers, Bobj.