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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:25 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :o Eddie's coming!!!! :? :shock:

Wish I was up to it, body may fall off my Landcruiser, trying to go that far as well, but it is tempting :roll: .


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:49 pm 
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Weather looks ok for Fri sat sun. Fri sat good for me say 0900 at Wangi?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:34 am 
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I'm still trying to get the Friday off work. We are short staffed so I don' t like my chances. Shound know tomorrow when the boss gets back from o/s. I hope I can so that I can do the Friday and Saturday, cause Sunday for me is out. Weather is look'n good though.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:06 am 
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'Fraid Sunday's the only day I can do :( . I'll have to give this one a miss.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:39 am 
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So who's still down for at least a "maybe"?
Don't think it's going to be the best of weather. Went to the bottle shop tonight just in case we have to batten the hatches....

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:45 pm 
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I'm leaving the call to Slaughter after all it's his lake and he will be the one held responsible should I not enjoy myself.
Seriously Slaughter your up there, wind predictions are 20knots Fri & Sat, camping ground may be a little damp, what yu rekon. CGM and I can always have a sail in Sydney.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:50 pm 
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Yeah, think it could still be a bit soggy. Heard there were some roads up there flooded also. Might have to take a raincheck on this one.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:03 pm 
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Even though I own the Lake ie: It's mine, I still don't own the weather.... yet.

It's still looking good so far as per the SeaBreeze and WillyWeather. There will only be the 3 of us and personally I can only do Saturday. As I was predicting I will have to work tomorrow, Friday, and I have family commitments Sunday. So a Saturday sail is about all I can do. The only negative with the campsite is, as you guessed Dave, It is pretty sodden, ( there is a reson for that lush green grass ) but I hoped the high winds we have been having would have dried it out a bit.

However it's a long drive for you blokes and I'm thinking a Sydney sail or similar for you 2 would possibly be a better option unfortunately. A weekend, or longer, on the Lake and camping at Wangi will be perfect when the conditions are a bit more favorable. If I lived in Sydney, I think that's what I would be doing.

But please let me know your thoughts and if you want to chance it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:20 pm 
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I would like to see your lake at its best and all of it, so I confirm I will not be visiting at this time, however I'm keen to have another go in the future.
I must have a sail this weekend or I'll have to be re-trained, so CGM are you interested in a high speed reach up and down the harbour from Lane Cove Fri, Sat or Sun or other suggestions?
Slaughter thanks for your effort and I look forward to a voyage soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:48 pm 
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I hereby rename Lake Macquarie - "Lake Slaughter". Sounds inviting, doesn't it?

@Slaughter - What do we hammock dwellers care about soggy ground? Such concerns are only for the groundlings.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Don't speak too loud Chris or Lake Macquarie City Coucil will up my rates.

With the hammock I've found that the more I use it, the more comfortable I get. I reckon half of the comfort is being confident that it's not going to give way in the middle of the night. I took it to a party up the bush the other week, and trying to get into it, and all zipped up in my bag, after helping remove a large portion in the keg, was a real challenge. But I'm told that it provided some good entertainment to the others.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:21 pm 
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I've found trying to use a zipped up sleeping bag inside the hammock nigh on impossible. The trick is to get the undercover, to keep you warm from below (yeah, more money :roll: ). Then just use the sleeping bag like a blanket - much more comfy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:50 pm 
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Yeah, I use an undercover, or one of those bed roll camping sponges cause my hammock is the zip side rather than the slit bottom. But my sleeping bag is a mummy type so even when it's opened it isn't all that wide. It was pretty cold up the bush party so I was interested to see how cold it was going to be in the hammock. Trouble is I still don't know. It could have been -20 C and I wouldn't have felt it due to the anesthetic I had consumed.

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