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Can I get some feedback on the Canberra Zoo and Aquarium please ?

Any good ?

Worth the trip ?
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-PJ- wrote:
bonehead wrote: August 17, 2020, 9:46 pm
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bonehead wrote: August 17, 2020, 7:41 pm back in the day, u10s.

2 future arl/esl/nrl players and 1 18th man nrl player in this pic and none of them were me.Image

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back row, little bloke on the right end in shoulder pads and mccrone guard

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That little tacker standing next to the adult in the black jacket ?

What position did you play ?
yeah, hooker or second row just tackling

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-PJ- wrote: August 18, 2020, 7:17 pm Can I get some feedback on the Canberra Zoo and Aquarium please ?

Any good ?

Worth the trip ?
I think if you stayed in the overnight accommodation it'd be worth a trip, especially. And if it coincided with a Raiders game, it'd be a no brainer. I'd love to stay in the tiger enclosure... because you're guaranteed getting close up (behind the glass). The accommodation near the giraffes had a field nearby that was pretty stinky... I'd skip that. The accommodation looks pretty good though.

It's a pretty nice zoo... the aquarium could be better.
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greeneyed wrote: August 18, 2020, 7:54 pm
-PJ- wrote: August 18, 2020, 7:17 pm Can I get some feedback on the Canberra Zoo and Aquarium please ?

Any good ?

Worth the trip ?
I think if you stayed in the overnight accommodation it'd be worth a trip, especially. And if it coincided with a Raiders game, it'd be a no brainer. I'd love to stay in the tiger enclosure... because you're guaranteed getting close up (behind the glass). The accommodation near the giraffes had a field nearby that was pretty stinky... I'd skip that. The accommodation looks pretty good though.

It's a pretty nice zoo... the aquarium could be better.
It will be after GF day. Oct 28-Nov 2 I think. MrsPJ wants to get away. I have some time off for my 50th and QLD is shut. She's looking at some accommodation in Kingston. I don't know anything about that suburb..

How many people are killed there daily ?
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bonehead wrote: August 18, 2020, 7:41 pm
-PJ- wrote:
bonehead wrote: August 17, 2020, 9:46 pm
-PJ- wrote:
bonehead wrote: August 17, 2020, 7:41 pm back in the day, u10s.

2 future arl/esl/nrl players and 1 18th man nrl player in this pic and none of them were me.Image

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And which ones you ?
back row, little bloke on the right end in shoulder pads and mccrone guard

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That little tacker standing next to the adult in the black jacket ?

What position did you play ?
yeah, hooker or second row just tackling

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You're the smallest dude in that pic boner, you must have been a tackling machine..
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greeneyed wrote: August 18, 2020, 7:54 pm
-PJ- wrote: August 18, 2020, 7:17 pm Can I get some feedback on the Canberra Zoo and Aquarium please ?

Any good ?

Worth the trip ?
I think if you stayed in the overnight accommodation it'd be worth a trip, especially. And if it coincided with a Raiders game, it'd be a no brainer. I'd love to stay in the tiger enclosure... because you're guaranteed getting close up (behind the glass). The accommodation near the giraffes had a field nearby that was pretty stinky... I'd skip that. The accommodation looks pretty good though.

It's a pretty nice zoo... the aquarium could be better.
It will be after GF day. Oct 28-Nov 2 I think. MrsPJ wants to get away. I have some time off for my 50th and QLD is shut. She's looking at some accommodation in Kingston. I don't know anything about that suburb..

How many people are killed there daily ?
GE owns Kingston and manipulates the data ala Kim Jong

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-PJ- wrote:
bonehead wrote: August 18, 2020, 7:41 pm
-PJ- wrote:
bonehead wrote: August 17, 2020, 9:46 pm
-PJ- wrote: And which ones you ?
back row, little bloke on the right end in shoulder pads and mccrone guard

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That little tacker standing next to the adult in the black jacket ?

What position did you play ?
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You're the smallest dude in that pic boner, you must have been a tackling machine..
my job was top the tackle count, from u9s to 16's

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-PJ- wrote: August 18, 2020, 8:43 pm
greeneyed wrote: August 18, 2020, 7:54 pm
-PJ- wrote: August 18, 2020, 7:17 pm Can I get some feedback on the Canberra Zoo and Aquarium please ?

Any good ?

Worth the trip ?
I think if you stayed in the overnight accommodation it'd be worth a trip, especially. And if it coincided with a Raiders game, it'd be a no brainer. I'd love to stay in the tiger enclosure... because you're guaranteed getting close up (behind the glass). The accommodation near the giraffes had a field nearby that was pretty stinky... I'd skip that. The accommodation looks pretty good though.

It's a pretty nice zoo... the aquarium could be better.
It will be after GF day. Oct 28-Nov 2 I think. MrsPJ wants to get away. I have some time off for my 50th and QLD is shut. She's looking at some accommodation in Kingston. I don't know anything about that suburb..

How many people are killed there daily ?
If you stay in the East Hotel, you’ll be staying in one of the best. But there’s lots of great places to stay in Kingston. Ignore the fact someone was recently killed at the Kingo. It’s a nice, real pub. (Seriously that happened, but Kingston is the lowest crime area in the world.).

And you can come have a drink with me! Maybe The Dock!

Kingston and Manuka have a zillion cafes and restaurants. Leafy streets, parks, perfect old Canberra. It’s a lot quieter than it usually is atm, of course. But it’s right in the middle of all the key Canberra attractions.
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should look good when they finish the gyprocking General

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Did someone really die at the kingo? Was it the fish or the steak?

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gergreg wrote: August 18, 2020, 9:55 pm Did someone really die at the kingo? Was it the fish or the steak?

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This seems to be the one: https://www.9news.com.au/national/man-a ... a89e330022
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greeneyed wrote:
gergreg wrote: August 18, 2020, 9:55 pm Did someone really die at the kingo? Was it the fish or the steak?

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This seems to be the one: https://www.9news.com.au/national/man-a ... a89e330022
Crikey. We all thought civic was the dangerous part of Canberra.

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gergreg wrote: August 18, 2020, 10:23 pm
greeneyed wrote:
gergreg wrote: August 18, 2020, 9:55 pm Did someone really die at the kingo? Was it the fish or the steak?

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This seems to be the one: https://www.9news.com.au/national/man-a ... a89e330022
Crikey. We all thought civic was the dangerous part of Canberra.

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I'm only aware of two deaths in the vicinity in 23 years. I think the bus interchange has had a LOT more! :lol:
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Hey GE..thanks for the input. If I visit Kingston ill be carrying..

Mrs PJ has fired off a dozen emails to hotels/motels/b&b etc and has had plenty of feedback from these people telling her to be aware that a lot of these places are not accepting holidayers because essential workers and defence personal have priority..you know..CHINAVIRUS !!
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-PJ- wrote: August 19, 2020, 7:03 pm Hey GE..thanks for the input. If I visit Kingston ill be carrying..

Mrs PJ has fired off a dozen emails to hotels/motels/b&b etc and has had plenty of feedback from these people telling her to be aware that a lot of these places are not accepting holidayers because essential workers and defence personal have priority..you know..CHINAVIRUS !!
I took the kids to the Zoo last school holidays, they enjoyed it, it was very good, but if you are doing a Zoo road trip Dubbo wins hands down for me. Cheaper onsite accom options as well.

But if Canberra is the locked in destination, the Zoo is the go!
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Coastalraider wrote: August 21, 2020, 5:19 am
-PJ- wrote: August 19, 2020, 7:03 pm Hey GE..thanks for the input. If I visit Kingston ill be carrying..

Mrs PJ has fired off a dozen emails to hotels/motels/b&b etc and has had plenty of feedback from these people telling her to be aware that a lot of these places are not accepting holidayers because essential workers and defence personal have priority..you know..CHINAVIRUS !!
I took the kids to the Zoo last school holidays, they enjoyed it, it was very good, but if you are doing a Zoo road trip Dubbo wins hands down for me. Cheaper onsite accom options as well.

But if Canberra is the locked in destination, the Zoo is the go!
Good morning Watanobbi and thanks mate.

But MrsPJ has done a complete 360' now.
Scrap Canberra.
She looking north, somewhere between Kempsey and Coffs.

Hat head, SWR, Nambucca, Urunga, Sawtell etc..

I have no idea what's going thru that mind..
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Coffs is on my list of places to go. Old man grew up around Grafton and Coffs, so I’ve always wanted to head up and check out his old stomping ground.

Furthest north I’ve driven so far is Port Macquarie. Love it up there
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The Byron area is spectacular too, but potentially lost a bit of it's charm. I haven't spent too much time there in the past 15 years. My sister still lives in Lismore but previously at Lennox Head, which was a great spot.

Been a long time since I've seen so much rain in Canberra. Dams must be full in the south east of Australia.


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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote: August 21, 2020, 8:11 am Coffs is on my list of places to go. Old man grew up around Grafton and Coffs, so I’ve always wanted to head up and check out his old stomping ground.

Furthest north I’ve driven so far is Port Macquarie. Love it up there
Port is a fantastic place..
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yeah MIL is at port so we're up there pretty often, plan A is retire there

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I’ve heard the same about Byron. I have a mate who told me to avoid Byron and go to a place just south. Has similar beaches without the people... might be Lennox Head? I can’t remember.
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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote: August 21, 2020, 5:40 pm I’ve heard the same about Byron. I have a mate who told me to avoid Byron and go to a place just south. Has similar beaches without the people... might be Lennox Head? I can’t remember.
Nice place, but doesn't have the vibe of Byron Bay.
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I have an echo straight shaft whipper snipper, petrol jobbie absolute ripper. carby gaskets perished and couldn't buy new ones so I ordered a new carby from the US and waited 4 weeks delivery, turns up slightly different and won't run properly. $90aud down the drain.
Now to decide on buying another one or taking to my local repairer, probably cheaper to replace it

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She's changed her mind again.

I don't know where we're going.

North, south, west..??
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Go west. Life is peaceful there
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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:I’ve heard the same about Byron. I have a mate who told me to avoid Byron and go to a place just south. Has similar beaches without the people... might be Lennox Head? I can’t remember.
Lennox Heads is nice but Brunswick heads which is north of Byron is my pick for that area.

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been floating around a while what a beauty

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Took the girls down to Corin Forest for a toboggan, along with half of Canberra. Must have been 100 cars on the side of the road around the carpark. Isolation is clearly getting to people.

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Been toying around with 45min meetings at work lately. Im becoming a fan. Often I find with 30 min meetings tend to get rushed toward the end, and 60 min meetings can drag out.

Plus with 45 min, it limits the chances of getting back-to-back meetings, and you'll bank yourself a 15min breather because no one starts a meeting at 1:15 or 1:45
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So I had a 20m eucalyptus tree (pic) chopped from behind my garage today because it hung over the garage. As soon as the lads fired up the chainsaw this old woman appears from out of nowhere, eyes all lit up. She walks over to me and straight up 'what are you doing with the wood' so I said 'I want to check over it for some nice pieces for some woodwork and a friend wants some firewood, but I'll leave some for you'. Without a word of response she wanders over to the foreman and starts talking to him.

So she disappears and comes back 45 minutes later with a trolley jack and a plate of scones for the blokes and then as they're having a break - not finished the job - she just starts helping herself. Again, out of nowhere her neighbour, also an old bugger comes scurrying over with a wheelbarrow 'I'll give you a hand' and she responds 'nah, just help yourself'.... So I'm getting a bit steamed up but let them grab a couple of loads but the final straw. They've actually set a winch around the tree and one of them has chainsawed the base and they're trying to drag a 5m section to the ground (pic) and she's in there picking up more logs. They're all yelling at her to get out of the way and she's ignoring them.

So I'd had enough. Wandered over, intercepting her. I said 'that's enough, no more' she just looks at me dumbfounded 'they said I could help myself '.. I said 'this is my land, that's my house' pointing to my house .. 'but it's strata land...' I cut her off, 'no this is my land and besides you're not even a part of this strata, you don't pay rates or strata fees for this land'.... 'oh but I know [name].... '
I just looked at her and she finally backed off. And stood 30 metres away watching them finish the job.

Now most here know me enough to know I am a petty, petty man. I spent the next two hours shifting probably a 2 truck loads of wood, just so they didn't get any more.

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I’d like to think that if there was more than you could have moved you’d have doused the remainder in petrol and burned it in front of them
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you were more patient than me

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gangrenous wrote:I’d like to think that if there was more than you could have moved you’d have doused the remainder in petrol and burned it in front of them Image
Haha... I was halfway through shifting it, thinking I'll just leave the old bat the super heavy ones. But nah I busted my balls shifting those 50kg pieces as well.

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