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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:25 am 
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Just to prove I did get my AI wet :D
Recent annual trip to Cape Conran and Marlo in Victoria (Australia). Had a mix of weather including gales and hail. We did get some fantastic sunny winter weather too and managed to get out on the water.

Pedalling out of The Slips to the Snowy River...
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Sailing on the Snowy River off Marlo Jetty and chasing seals...
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At The Slips
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Marlo jetty and boat ramp. Do not park under the pelican perch!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:42 am 
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Nice pictures ! Looks like a beautiful area to sail.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:21 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:24 pm 
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Ahhh the serenity. Did you get any wind ?

( those pelicans have got a lot in them hey ).

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:15 am 
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Slaughter wrote:
Ahhh the serenity. Did you get any wind ?

( those pelicans have got a lot in them hey ).


Ohhhh, yeah! We got wind :D

There's a boat ramp and jetty under here...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:30 pm 
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Looks like a nice spot.
I had planned to do Lakes Entrance when I have the time for the trip from South Australia. Have you done that area?
Recently did Glenelg River but found the cliffs swirled the wind too much for sailing?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:10 pm 
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The Gippsland Lakes are pretty awesome, as I recall from my childhood. My folks used to hire motor-cruisers there for holidays, and the fishing we really good

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:39 am 
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Haven't done the Gippsland Lakes yet. On the list though. After Cape Conran & Marlo we went down to Mallacoota for a few days. Another magic place. Didn't get the AI in though. Went exploring around the area. Maybe next year.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:41 am 
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beautiful places! nice pictures! thanks very much...by the way: that river... doesn´t look very snowy. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:40 am 
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beautiful places! nice pictures! thanks very much...by the way: that river... doesn´t look very snowy. :)


Glad you like them. This is down at the mouth of the river. The headwaters originate on Mt Kosciuszko, Australia's highest mountain, up in the Snowy Mountains. Bit more cold white stuff up there. Well in winter there is. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:53 am 
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Glad you like my back yard Cows'. Marlo is nice, Lake Tyers is great, but the Gippsland Lakes leaves them well behind in relation to beauty, size, sail ability & great venues dotted around to visit including pubs, shops & nature reserves...Pirate

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Did you see The Man? You know, The Man From Snowy River? We use to ride horses down the mountains like that-called it Snowy River riding.

Well, didn't ride quite that crazy or we'd surely have killed ourselves. Love you Aussies! Special place, special people!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Yep, many of the 'stunt riders' are from these parts and I know a few that were in the film including the man that took Tom Burlinson's part and actually rode down the hill. I have seen the actual hill but interestingly they made it look steeper than it is with trick photography and by pulling trees over on an angle to make the hill look even steeper.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:15 pm 
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My sis worked on the crew for the film, and she told me that the local horsemen hired as extras were absolutely the real deal, and had the film crew in awe with their ability combined with their humility.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:26 pm 
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You got to keep in mind that those guys grew up in a saddle and all things horses just comes natural. I have had the pleasure of being on overnight rides with some of them in times past and they go places with their horses that no sane person should. And their knowledge of the high country is outstanding...Pirate

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