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Greg W
27-04-2005, 15:12:39
As of this friday, I'm off work for three weeks. And I have ANFI what I am going to do. I could drive around Australia somewhat, maybe go on a few tours of places I haven't been to yet. Can't head O/S cos I have NFI where my passport is, and I haven't booked anything regardless.

Current thoughts are to maybe head off camping for a week, just fishing and relaxing and generally doing nothing.

Any suggestions (other than drinking lots of bourbon)?

MDA
27-04-2005, 15:49:56
Post binge - at least one post every hour for 3 weeks.

Lurker
27-04-2005, 15:57:21
Go fishing in Tazmania (or do you need a passport to get there?).

The Bursar
27-04-2005, 17:38:00
Capture a Devil and tickle it into a rage.

Oerdin
27-04-2005, 17:49:55
Do three weeks worth off pokie bum wanks.

Cruddy
27-04-2005, 18:36:49
Go mineral prospecting.

Visit the Great Barrier Reef.

Goad a crocodile into a killing rage with a stick.

Venom
27-04-2005, 18:42:52
Originally posted by MDA
Post binge - at least one post every hour for 3 weeks.

24 hours of that was pretty hard.

MDA
27-04-2005, 18:56:59
Kind of like nursing a baby.

Lurker
27-04-2005, 19:10:22
Originally posted by Venom
24 hours of that was pretty hard.

Did you ever offer an explanation for that day of lunacy?

Oerdin
27-04-2005, 19:22:24
His TV died on him and his crack habit kept him up.

Venom
27-04-2005, 19:39:38
Since when have I needed an explanation to do something mean, stupid, weird or any combination of the three?

BigGameHunter
27-04-2005, 21:18:13
Nation wide anonymous killing spree?

Greg W
28-04-2005, 00:51:07
Originally posted by Lurker
Go fishing in Tazmania (or do you need a passport to get there?). That's not such a bad idea actually. No passport needed, just a gun to keep away all the two headed freaks.

Greg W
28-04-2005, 13:27:21
Woo hoo, no DOC* tomorrow yet, so as of right now I am off work for 3 weeks. :bounce: :beer: :bounce: :beer: :bounce:

Mind you, they could call me tomorrow morning to work.

*Day Off Cancelled

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 13:49:42
Go to the Whitsundays, or Fraser Island.


Alternatively, take a citybreak in Perth or Melbourne or Adelaide or somewhere similar- somewhere you may not have been.


I loved diving on the Barrier Reef as well though- and if you visit Cairns or Adelaide there's a great restaurant serving bush tucker- The Red Ochre Grill.


Very tasty.

MoSe
28-04-2005, 13:50:24
you could fail to get the call

Greg W
28-04-2005, 13:54:42
Yeah Mose, I can just plain old say no too. :beer:

Been to the Whitsundays (about 4 times, in fact I proposed to my ex on Hamilton Island). Been to Cairns and out to the reef too. All great fun.

Melbourne I thought sucked as far as cities went, but maybe I am spoilt by Sydney. Melbourne is just so flat and boring. Perth I was thinking about, possibly even driving accross, as I have never been further SW than Melbourne.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 14:12:00
Originally posted by Greg W


Melbourne I thought sucked as far as cities went, but maybe I am spoilt by Sydney. Melbourne is just so flat and boring. Perth I was thinking about, possibly even driving accross, as I have never been further SW than Melbourne.


Them's fightin' words....

Venom
28-04-2005, 14:16:02
Melbourne iz gay

Greg W
28-04-2005, 14:18:33
Jerry Seinfeld caled it the arsehole of the world. Other than the MCG, I coudl agree... :gasmaske:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 14:21:58
Originally posted by Greg W
Jerry Seinfeld caled it the arsehole of the world. Other than the MCG, I coudl agree... :gasmaske:


Feh- a Yank comedian with an opinion. Should be worth, oooh, 2 whole cents ?

Greg W
28-04-2005, 14:24:53
Yeah, but in this case he happened to be pretty spot on. Statistically, one of them had to be right eventually...

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 14:28:47
Originally posted by Greg W
Yeah, but in this case he happened to be pretty spot on. Statistically, one of them had to be right eventually...


Nope, he didn't know what he was talking about, in my opinion- and I lived there for four years, and will be returning.

Best eating out in Australia, great night life, new music, easy access to stunning countryside and beaches, great wineries, a stunning art gallery and museum, Australia's first manmade World Heritage Site, and a civilized tram system.


Some fantastic architecture too, and very friendly people.

Greg W
28-04-2005, 14:33:18
It's what you're used to I suppose. Though I'll argue till the ducks come home that Sydney has much better access to "stunning" countryside. It has the most beautiful harbour in the world, the Blue Mtns are less than an hour away, the Hunter Valley (wineries) is 2-3 hours away, our beaches are better (IMHO). I'll probably give you nightlife, I've heard that is good down there.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 14:42:13
Originally posted by Greg W
It's what you're used to I suppose. Though I'll argue till the ducks come home that Sydney has much better access to "stunning" countryside. It has the most beautiful harbour in the world, the Blue Mtns are less than an hour away, the Hunter Valley (wineries) is 2-3 hours away, our beaches are better (IMHO). I'll probably give you nightlife, I've heard that is good down there.


I really was very disappointed with Bondi Beach- I was expecting some glorious stretch of sand and didn't get it. Never made it out to Tamarama, though I could smell the ckone and Armani from miles away.


I thought Sydney Harbour was o.k. but a lot of the buildings really let it down- and I couldn't believe that apartment block that looked like a great big old car battery near the Opera House.


I very much liked the Opera House and the Bridge, but unlike my partner I haven't been up and over it. I loved the Museum, and the Gallery of New South Wales, and Hyde Park Barracks too- and it was great walking around Potts Point and Woolloomooloo, but Kings Cross was looking seedy.


The scenery around Melbourne is marvellous, especially in late summer/autumn- when the leaves change colour it's absolutely stunning out by Warburton and Walhalla. Also, it's great to go whale watching out by Warrnambool or to Healesville sanctuary, and trips around the old Goldfields area are always a joy- all those old mines, sturdy Victorian buildings, the smell of the gum trees, and every so often an old Koori site like the one we visited out by Stawell.

Venom
28-04-2005, 14:47:10
He obviously enjoys assholes of the world.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 14:49:40
Originally posted by Venom
He obviously enjoys assholes of the world.


No, I have derived no pleasure from you.

Greg W
28-04-2005, 14:50:01
Bondi isn't our best beach, it's just the one where the kiwis and poms hang out. Manly is much better, as is Palm, and I have heard that many of the southern beaches are great too (never been to any of them).

Sydney harbour - to really appreciate it you ahve to take the Manly Ferry. It takes you along 3/4 of it. Brilliant standing ont he front of the ferry when hungover in rough seas going past the heads.

There was a huge uproar about the "toaster" when they put it up next to the Opera house. Unfortunately, money talks, so we're stuck with it. To me though, I don't even see the buildings anymore, just the harbour.

King's Cross is the seediest part of Sydney, not surprised you found it seedy. ;) It is the home of drugs, the underworld, prostitution, you name it.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 15:00:25
Originally posted by Greg W
Bondi isn't our best beach, it's just the one where the kiwis and poms hang out. Manly is much better, as is Palm, and I have heard that many of the southern beaches are great too (never been to any of them).

Sydney harbour - to really appreciate it you ahve to take the Manly Ferry. It takes you along 3/4 of it. Brilliant standing ont he front of the ferry when hungover in rough seas going past the heads.

There was a huge uproar about the "toaster" when they put it up next to the Opera house. Unfortunately, money talks, so we're stuck with it. To me though, I don't even see the buildings anymore, just the harbour.

King's Cross is the seediest part of Sydney, not surprised you found it seedy. ;) It is the home of drugs, the underworld, prostitution, you name it.


Yeah, Manly (and the aquarium) were excellent- far better than Bondi in my opinion, and that great Art Deco Italian ice cream place too....

And definitely, the ferry was a great way to get the best views of the harbour area- save for the bridge climb, I suppose...


Although I found Kings Cross a bit seedy, it was still enjoyable- all those huge Pacific Islander bouncers, the skanky working girls having fistfights first thing in the morning outside the supermarket, all those lost looking tourists... some good second hand bookshops and record shops though.


I liked mooching about The Rocks too- especially as I'd seen the film 'Heatwave' before going out there.

Venom
28-04-2005, 15:02:26
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car
No, I have derived no pleasure from you.

Liar. You're wanking to me right now.

Greg W
28-04-2005, 15:05:06
Actually, my best memory of Melbourne - we went down to some local cricket nets for a bit of a trundle. One of my mates was wearing boxer shorts, so he couldn't wear a hector. He warned us against hitting him in the cods, so we all bowled slow. I bowled a murali though,a nd copped him square in the jatz crackers. I still give him heaps for it. :lol:

Must admit though that aistting in the 'G opposite the great southern stand is something that has to be experienced (80,000 at a one day cricket match). Just a massive wall of sound pounding on you. :beer:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 15:05:38
Originally posted by Venom
Liar. You're wanking to me right now.


No, I'm thinking of a Jean Paul Sartre novel.

Lurker
28-04-2005, 15:10:17
You can tell the difference?

Venom
28-04-2005, 15:10:32
You can't lie to me. I know you're wanking to my very words.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 15:12:31
No, I'm thinking of 'La Nausee'.

:vom:

Venom
28-04-2005, 15:47:42
Well I'm thinking of me when I'm wanking. Everyone should.

King_Ghidra
28-04-2005, 15:49:53
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car
No, I'm thinking of 'La Nausee'.


mmm what a magnificent existentialism you have

Fergus & The Brazen Car
28-04-2005, 15:51:21
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
mmm what a magnificent existentialism you have


I love your litterature engagee too, you great big brute.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
28-04-2005, 18:26:50
Originally posted by Greg W
Jerry Seinfeld caled it the arsehole of the world. Other than the MCG, I coudl agree... :gasmaske:

Seinfeld is stealing Paul Keating's material? That's stooping pretty low.

Speaking of beaches, as you were, best beaches I've been to have been on the Yorke Peninsula: http://www.wilmap.com.au/samaps/yorke.html Totally ruined me for any metropolitan beaches, and pretty much every beach in California I've been to has been pretty awful (though that is admittedly not many). You just can't beat a warm dry cove of white sand with clear water and maybe a dozen other people around.

http://www.wilmap.com.au/samaps/moonta.html Sims Cove Road. If you're ever in the area, check it out. (Though, by that map, Moonta is way more built up than it was when I last went there. It's huge!)

Provost Harrison
28-04-2005, 19:33:49
Originally posted by Greg W
That's not such a bad idea actually. No passport needed, just a gun to keep away all the two headed freaks.

Have you got a map though :cute:

Greg W
29-04-2005, 02:08:06
Originally posted by MoSe
you could fail to get the call Oh well, they called, and I have to work today. That's allright tho, cos it's all double-time. :beer:

Greg W
29-04-2005, 02:08:41
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
Have you got a map though :cute: Not of my own, but I could always ask a local if I could use theirs. :D

MoSe
29-04-2005, 09:21:16
my friend once walked into a shop and asked if she could *borrow* a map for a while (one which they were selling for 8) :lol:

serious
no kidding

Venom
29-04-2005, 12:55:18
Sounds like a fine idea to me.

Oerdin
29-04-2005, 12:59:28
What? The three weeks of pokie bum wanking?

Fergus & The Brazen Car
29-04-2005, 12:59:39
I'll try it with the Bank of England.

" Can I borrow some of your gold reserves, please ?"


I'm sure they won't mind in the slightest.

Greg W
29-04-2005, 14:11:22
I'm not sure anyone other than PH quite understands that little tete-a-tete. :cute:

zmama
29-04-2005, 14:18:17
I'm not sure I want to imagine you and PH in a tete-a-tete

Greg W
29-04-2005, 14:22:09
But we had it right in front of the entirety of CG...

Fergus & The Brazen Car
29-04-2005, 14:25:35
Titter titter over Tater Tots, teetering tattily into tottering tossdom.

Greg W
29-04-2005, 14:30:26
:hmm:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
29-04-2005, 14:49:09
Originally posted by Greg W
:hmm:

Tiptoe through the tulips, tingling tenaciously, tackling tango tunes.

Greg W
29-04-2005, 14:50:26
:nervous:

zmama
29-04-2005, 14:51:46
http://desmoinesregister.com/extras/iowans/art/tinytim-mug.jpg

Greg W
29-04-2005, 14:53:00
At least that reference I get. Just not the first one...

Fergus & The Brazen Car
29-04-2005, 14:55:41
Originally posted by Greg W
At least that reference I get. Just not the first one...

I'm an alliterative alligator, I'm a momma-poppa calling for you... freak out in a moonage daydream, ooohhhh, yeaahhhhh

Greg W
29-04-2005, 14:57:07
Too many drugs in the 70s eh? :p