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On 12/4/2019 at 10:59 AM, megsie said:

For anyone who has wondered what Willis Island is like, here’s Majestic Princess there this morning.

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We were on that cruise. 

 

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18 minutes ago, castaway01 said:

I stayed on Willis for a few days back in 1982,

with the skipper & Gilligan?? 🙂 

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27 minutes ago, mr walker said:

with the skipper & Gilligan?? 🙂 

I wonder castaway01 is ginger?

 I had the hots for ginger when I was 15.

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Not a webcam, but a new travelling companion in Hobart - Solstice on a cool morning. We are on Majestic currently.

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On 12/11/2019 at 11:12 AM, castaway01 said:

I stayed on Willis for a few days back in 1982,

Thanks for the pic . Enjoy your day in Hobart.😀

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On 12/11/2019 at 9:52 AM, Chiliburn said:

I wonder castaway01 is ginger?

 I had the hots for ginger when I was 15.

I preferred Mary Anne as she could cook.

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2 hours ago, megsie said:

Not a webcam, but a new travelling companion in Hobart - Solstice on a cool morning. We are on Majestic currently.

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Nice, , those piles of timber look like awfully big match sticks.

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No skipper & Gilligan or Ginger is she still alive ?

We were on a 48 foot ketch, and we called into Willis after an amateur radio operation out on Mellish reef, I had been violently sea sick and was so glad to get on land, we stayed for about 3 days and the weather crew looked after us very well, their freezer had just broken down and the steaks and ice cream were defrosting, our stay was prearranged , I took some beer and roll your own tobacco for one of the techs there, he drank the  beer and smoked all the tobacco before we left, before we got there he had been going around the Island picking up all his old butts to make a smoke.   There were four weather crew, we joined in some of their activities such as launching the balloons, interesting stay for us, they reduced the stay for the crew down to 6 months, used to be 12 months but the blokes were going tropo.

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1 hour ago, castaway01 said:

No skipper & Gilligan or Ginger is she still alive ?

We were on a 48 foot ketch, and we called into Willis after an amateur radio operation out on Mellish reef, I had been violently sea sick and was so glad to get on land, we stayed for about 3 days and the weather crew looked after us very well, their freezer had just broken down and the steaks and ice cream were defrosting, our stay was prearranged , I took some beer and roll your own tobacco for one of the techs there, he drank the  beer and smoked all the tobacco before we left, before we got there he had been going around the Island picking up all his old butts to make a smoke.   There were four weather crew, we joined in some of their activities such as launching the balloons, interesting stay for us, they reduced the stay for the crew down to 6 months, used to be 12 months but the blokes were going tropo.

Sounds very interesting.

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1 hour ago, castaway01 said:

No skipper & Gilligan or Ginger is she still alive ?

 

 The Professor could have been handy, although I could never understand that he could make a radio out of a coconut, & do other wonderful things, but couldn't patch the hole in the boat?? 🙂

 

Sounds like an interesting stopover for you & yes, 12 months would be a long time on Willis. I think I recall they said the supply boat comes out once a month??

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2 hours ago, MicCanberra said:

Nice, , those piles of timber look like awfully big match sticks.

Got a picture of Dunedin NZ with piles looking like that too lol

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3 hours ago, castaway01 said:

No skipper & Gilligan or Ginger is she still alive ?

 

Mary-Anne and Ginger are the only ones left.

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23 minutes ago, lyndarra said:

Mary-Anne and Ginger are the only ones left.

Ginger isn't ginger anymore, now known as Grey😋

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6 hours ago, MicCanberra said:

Ginger isn't ginger anymore, now known as Grey😋

You're quite correct about Ginger after having contributed to the retirement funds of at least a dozen plastic surgeons thereby setting them up for life. Mary-Anne, on the other hand, has aged most gracefully.

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From the forward web cam on the above Carnival Spirit, a shot of the Sydney CBD. Amazed to see 2 new cranes there .You would not think there was any room for 2 new buildings .😳855F3203-EA46-4871-9042-8E0925D210FF.thumb.jpeg.20a4e2f536c3f0846ec4279abd13be23.jpeg

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