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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.
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    Weather Extremes

    Real-Time Extremes 4.30 AM Hottest 26.9 °C Cocos Island Airport, OFFSHORE Coldest -2.4 °C Thredbo (Top Station), NSW Windiest 64.8km/h Larapuna (Eddystone Point), TAS Wettest (Last Hour) 6.4mm Bairnsdale Airport, VIC Most Humid 100% Bowen Airport, QLD Least Humid 17% Mardie, WA Highest Pressure 1035.5hPa Esperance Airport, WA Lowest Pressure 1006.9hPa Macquarie Island, OFFSHORE Cheers, Bobj.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
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    The Ashes

    Then, with 11 world class men, the poms lost the first test. Cheers, Bobj.
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    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.
  12. @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.
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    I Just Need To Get This Off My Chest,

    Yeah! 'Ave a go, ya mug!!! Cheers, Bobj.
  14. Not fossiliferous, Katie, it is bedrock granite...and bl**dy hard, Jo fell while looking at the whale and skinned her elbow. Cheers, Bobj.
  15. 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.
  16. It will take a bit of time to get back to speed, mate. Just take it easy. Cheers, Bobj.
  17. Stufftif...but just got this bouquet delivered 15 minutes ago.44th wedding anniversary. Cheers, Bobj.
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    Australia and Climate Change

    I remember nearly 50 years ago, going to the Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers in South Island New Zealand and seeing signs telling where the foot of the glaciers were in years past. We had to travel another kilometre to get to one of them... Cheers, Bobj.
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    Australia and Climate Change

    At least five major ice ages have occurred throughout Earth's history: the earliest was over 2 billion years ago, and the most recent one began approximately 3 million years ago and continues today (yes, we live in an ice age!). Currently, we are in a warm interglacial that began about 11,000 years ago. Don't think there were too many of those caused by humans... Cheers, Bobj.
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    Australia and Climate Change

    One commodity we cannot live without is iron/steel. To melt the iron ore, we must use coal/coke and limestone, as no other materials are as cheap; which is why we still have high co2 emissions. Recycled iron can be melted down by electricity, but do we have enough to do away with coal? This article is from New Zealand. https://www.letstalkaboutcoal.co.nz/future-of-coal/making-steel-without-coal/ Cheers, Bobj.
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    Australia and Climate Change

    And... Concrete CO2 Featured snippet from the web Cement is the source of about 8% of the world's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to think tank Chatham House.Dec 17, 2018 Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about ... https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46455844 Cheers, Bobj.
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    Asahi buy Carlton United for $16b

    Beer, or saki to celebrate? Cheers, Bobj.
  23. “In The Heat Of The Night” was extremely good, with Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier. It won 5 Oscars including one for Rod Steiger Cheers, Bobj. PS. It was also the first major film where a black man hit a white man...
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    6 reasons that you came to live in Australia

    Six? When my dear old Dad came from pow camp in japan, he regaled me with stories of the Australian Diggers and their attitude. It determined my future...I was only six*... Cheers, Bobj. Well, five and a half.
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    Apollo 11 fiftieth anniversary

    Just remembered that Iwas out bush, looking for gravel deposits, camping south of Hall’s Creek in the East Kimberley when the moon got invaded... Cheers, Bobj.