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1 hour ago, arxcards said:

I wonder if Sir Richard has bought the Opera House sails for the night?

From your photo, looks like he doesn’t need too. He just lights up his own ship.

 

I see he was in Sydney today.  High likelihood we will see him on board tomorrow night.

 

 

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13 hours ago, aussielozzie18 said:

From your photo, looks like he doesn’t need too. He just lights up his own ship.

 

I see he was in Sydney today.  High likelihood we will see him on board tomorrow night.

 

 

True.

The ship is blocking the Opera House projectors on the top deck at OPT, but I wouldn't have put it past him to stage something similar from the ship.

 

Enjoy your evening.

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Lot of promotional activity for Resilient Lady over the next few days.  They were lucky to get such great weather !! 

 

 

https://www.9news.com.au/national/virgin-voyages-richard-branson-arrives-in-sydney/7b90eba3-c8a6-4942-aaeb-b214a0a36d59

 

Looks like that tree at the back has been removed !

 

(gee you can't even post a youtube page from a travel reviewer site on here)

 

 

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, shireboi said:

Lot of promotional activity for Resilient Lady over the next few days.  They were lucky to get such great weather !! 

 

 

https://www.9news.com.au/national/virgin-voyages-richard-branson-arrives-in-sydney/7b90eba3-c8a6-4942-aaeb-b214a0a36d59

 

Looks like that tree at the back has been removed !

 

(gee you can't even post a youtube page from a travel reviewer site on here)

 

 

 

 

 

Am I missing something?  

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First impressions of booking with Virgin are poor.  Booked last night after getting off ship.  Instead of confirmation email, I got an email stating that is was my LAST notice for payment due and booking would be cancelled if payment not made by the 6th December.  Cruise amount has been deducted from my account. Trying to ring virgin today has been more difficult than ringing Qantas….  Trying to login via app - email not accepted and have tried changing  password and accessing with new password - not happening either because the email address is valid.

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There will be some very happy teachers on board the NYE cruise, they won a free cruise through a competition run by Richard Branson specifically for teachers (he struggled with dyslexia).  There were 200 winners of the competition

 

(not sure if the winners are offered more than one sailing date this summer)

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22 hours ago, aussielozzie18 said:

There will be some very happy teachers on board the NYE cruise, they won a free cruise through a competition run by Richard Branson specifically for teachers (he struggled with dyslexia).  There were 200 winners of the competition

 

(not sure if the winners are offered more than one sailing date this summer)

What a splendid idea.  

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15 hours ago, gbenjo said:

Gee I wish I was half as smart as Richard….he has done pretty well for himself.

i admired Richard ever since i saw his modern record shop in London, Also he was smart enough to buy/lease his own island in the Caribbean.  My uncle had an oyster lease on Outer Newry Island, whilst my great uncle and great aunt had a tourist lease on Newry Island.  They built basic accommodation and toilet blocks and the main building had a verandah overlooking the ocean.  my first memories were swimming in a huge truck tire at 2 years old.  These are people who were ahead of their time and understood what true wealth was,  i now live in their fibro shack on the Gold Coast. We were just in a series of bad storms and the shack still stands.  I've talked to people nearby whose garage imploded ?, verandah railings twisted, fences knocked down, trees of all sizes pulled from the ground with roots showing, street lights just hanging.  Everywhere lost power, some are still without power.  My great aunt had a old ice fridge, built by General Motors, which keeps our extra Christmas food and drinks, so cold when the power is on  When power is off, in a cold fridge, it keeps bags of ice complete without melting.  

My daughter drove through devastation trying to find internet access.  Servo sold out of ice early, however we were able to get bags of ice, cold grapes, creamy potato salad, Natural made with organic flour Natural Wraps.  Sob, no sourdough bread anywhere.  All perishable goods, like cheeses, removed from fridge shelves, so potato salad must have been made fresh.  Had a free drink at local tavern because they didn't have any food nor ginger ale.  Out of power.  

Have a list of things I need to buy, such as batteries, gas BBQ.  What did I love - two cartons of bottles of ice cold Bundaberg Ginger Beer.  Biggest shock - message from GCCC that power wouldn't be reconnected until 30/12!!  Fortunately that wasn't true for my street, but is true for others.  

Grateful that all my meals were to be cold, except for seafood which has to be cooked.  I keep putting ice cubes over the fish to keep it cold and fresh (advice from fisherman).

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That sounds awful @MMDown Under, thankfully your power's back on. We don't fully appreciate our electricity connection until it goes down and we have to manage without 🥴 It happened to me last year during cyclone Gabrielle, my power and internet went down, and I didn't have a transistor radio, so I was totally cut off for a few hours as regards information.

 

I hope everyone is coping as best they can and are keeping safe 🙏 

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