Rockin’ on the River: Sailing in Tight Spaces – Free Range Sailing Ep 89

Rockin’ on the River: Sailing in Tight Spaces – Free Range Sailing Ep 89


– All right, welcome to the episode. In this one, we are going
up the Fitzroy River and it’s hectic. – Yeah. It is quite hectic. – So we hope you enjoy it. But what else is going on? – Well, we just wanted to remind you that there’s one more week to grab your Free Range Sailing t-shirt or hoodie. And if you wanted to grab
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next to Troy’s head. – This one. – We hope you enjoy the episode. (gentle upbeat music) This is the tail of that crayfish that Troy caught yesterday. And it’s a beauty, look at that! That’s a lot of meat. This is really heavy. I think it’s about two kilos, maybe a kilo and a half, if you include that bit there. So what we’ve done is
we’ve just parboiled, or partially boiled it, about eight minutes in some salt water. So, that’s just so that you can free up the shell easily, ’cause Troy informs me that it’s very difficult
to remove the shell when it’s completely raw, the flesh. – [Troy] I think it is fiddly, and it does leave just
a little bit behind. Even though that’s a mass of food, we don’t wanna waste anything, do we? – We want every last little bit. – [Troy] Nice. (knife crunches) So this is a bit of a large cray, pesky, so it’s a bit harder. A normal sized crayfish,
you’d get through it. So it needs someone insensitive
like me to get there. (knife cracks shell) – [Pascale] And also I didn’t
want the table to, like– – You think it’s damaged?
– Yeah. – Cool, we’ll put it
right there where it’s– – [Pascale] Why don’t
we do it in the cockpit? (knife cracks shell) – [Pascale] Did you get it?
Oh, you got it. (knife cracks shell) – There we go, look, the
meat just wants to come out. And then, once you’ve done that, then you can pull it apart. – [Pascale] Yep. – And you’ve seen me try
to cut it out before, it’s more difficult, way more difficult. So it’s not completely cooked, but it’s cooked enough,
right next to the shell– – [Pascale] To pull it out. – Look how easy that is. – [Pascale] Yeah, the middle’s still raw. The outside is cooked. It’s great, thanks to my able
assistant Troy, we have– – [Troy] Evil assistant? – Able. – [Troy] Oh, able. – We have the flesh of the crayfish. And we actually steamed it with, as well as with salt, we steamed it with a
bit of vanilla essence, and that just helps to remove the bitterness from the flesh. That’s with tropical crays. If you’re going further south and having rock lobsters, they don’t
need vanilla essence. They’re great just as they are. – [Troy] Yeah, when we talk to people from the southern states,
they quite rightly say that the lobsters from down south in southern Australia are
better than tropical ones, and I agree.
– I agree. (laughs) All right, so we’re just gonna cut slivers and we’re gonna, debate,
we’re just gonna fry this crayfish really simple. We haven’t actually got
many ingredients left ’cause we’re about to go in to town. We haven’t really stock
provisioned for about eight weeks. But we’re gonna fry in ghee, garlic, chili and some saffron. So kinda like a Spanishy style, I guess. I’m gonna cook this on a frypan now, and hopefully it will go
a nice golden brown color. Probably fry it in about
two or three batches ’cause I’m just gonna
use the little frypan. Keeps all the juices in. Our other frypan’s a bit big and it leaks. – And flat.
– And flat, yeah. So I’ll just add some garlic
that I chopped earlier. This is about five cloves of garlic here. (cooking utensil clatter) Garlic. Mmmmm, I wish you could smell this, or maybe you don’t wanna smell it ’cause you might get hungry. Just a little bit of the saffron in. (fat sizzles) And a bit of chili. It’s golden brown. So I’m just cooking these until the flesh of the crayfish has gone opaque, and I’m also looking for
a golden brown color. And a bit of chewiness on the outside. This is about right. Golden brown. Not translucent, the flesh
is all cooked through. And you don’t wanna cook it too long otherwise you’re gonna have tough crayfish and that’s not as tasty. (pan clatters) (ingredients sizzle) (slow hip hop music) The crayfish is going
yellow from the saffron. – [Troy] That’s pretty cool. As well as golden brown
from the yellow ghee. – [Troy] Has it taken
you much to get used to a non-rocking boat again? – No. (laughs) This is awesome. That was the first thing
I said when we arrived. I was like, Woohoo, we’re not rolling. – [Troy] It’s worth the express, isn’t it? – Yep. – [Troy] We’re in Pacific Creek. – Just before we go to Rockhampton. So we’re gonna have this
with a simple alfalfa salad with a vinegarette and some brown rice. What a plate. – That’s not too bad for a boat that’s run out of food, is it? (laughing) I think we’re doin’ okay. Let’s have a taste, darl. So, off camera, we put
a little bit of honey on there as well, haven’t we? – [Pascale] Yep. – The vinegar and the honey
is just our concession to not getting southern rock lobsters. (he chews) Mmmm, delicious. – [Pascale] Can you taste the saffron or does it just look yellow? (laughing) – There’s a lot of
different flavors in here. – [Pascale] True, I try and go simple, but I guess there’s like six
different things in there. – Garlic, chili and a bit of vinegar. – [Pascale] Ghee and butter. – I’d be hard pushed to find saffron ’cause I don’t really
know what I’m looking for. – [Pascale] Mmmm. – All right, well, today’s mission is to head up the Fitzroy River and go to Rockhampton. Rockhampton’s a fairly big center, which is good because I
need some new glasses. Look at that, I’m just sort of balancing them on my nose at the moment. It’s quite an involved sort of trip up this river. There’s quite a bit to it. And there’s lots of shallows to dodge and carry on, so it should be a bit of an adventure. (he laughs) Nothing too different
than what we’re used to, but, yeah, we’re gonna head on up. We’re gonna visit Rockhampton. I think it’s the beef
capital of Queensland. I think there’s some really nice people that we’d like to catch up with there. And it should be a fun day. Are you looking forward to it, Pascale? – [Pascale] Sure, I sure am. – All right, let’s finish
this coffee and tea and we’ll get on out of here. We’ve anchored in Pacific Creek here, so we have to get out by seven just so that we can make the falling tide ’cause I don’t wanna start the day grounded and trying to get the boat off a sandbar ’cause that’s, it just doesn’t go with
the whole theme of the day. Well, it does, but I don’t
wanna start it at seven. (gentle music) There’s navigation marks up here. There’s green cones in the river. (boat motor) But in this light, and
they’re only so big, I wanna aim for ’em but
it’s really hard to see with the naked eye, but
at least with binoculars, you can see where the mark
is and you can line up something on land, and then you can just head for that landmark. So that’s what I’m doing now,
’cause without the binos, I can’t really see where that mark is. I gotta watch a few things. I gotta watch my sounder,
where the windex is and look for any navigation marks. So it’s a bit of a busy day. Oh, and eat this delicious sushi rolls that Pascale prepared. Nom. (gentle music) (waves splashing on boat) (gentle upbeat music) (waves splash on boat) (Pascale laughs) – [Pascale] We’re surfing, baby. – Oh yeah. Expensive surfing. Surfing in a river. (bright music) (pulleys whines) (bright music) (threatening music) (boat motor rattles) (threatening music) – [Pascale] You’re working
pretty hard for your beer, Darl. – I’m glad to hear verbal confirmation there is, in fact, a beer
at the end of it though. (pulley clatters) It’s like dinghy sailing on a 30 footer. (Pascale laughs) – [Pascale] We’ve hit the bottom. – Going over there. – [Pascale] We’ve hit bottom, my love. (laughs) – Yeah, it’s not the best thing
for your anti-foul, is it? – [Pascale] What are you saying? You can see it, the rip? – Yeah, see that? Like as we came up to it, I was just like, that’s either the tide
mucking around with us or shallow patch. As it turned out, it’s
a shallow patch, so. But, I mean the chart for this area says this is nice and deep. – [Pascale] Incorrect. – Incorrect. – [Pascale] Some locals
who are out fishing had seen us involuntarily
park Mirrool on a sand-bar and came over to land a hand. With the line made fast to their dingy we hauled on the headsail to try and heel Mirrool over. and lend power to the effort
of getting her off the bar. (threatening music) (wind howls) (everyone shouts and hollers) – [Pascale] With the
sails still up and Mirrool suddenly free we rocketed forward and it was just quick hands to the tiller that avoided a collision. Thank you. (bright music) So that was nice of those fellers, come over when they did. – When you have bad luck ,it’s
good to have a good luck, when you’re having bad luck. – [Pascale] Yeah. – You know that was just
an unmarked sand-bar, and that’s what they just saying. – [Pascale] They’ve
got stuck on it before? – Yeah, they’ve been stuck on it, they say it’s a real prick
of a river to navigate. But, part of the story was, I was hugging the outer bend like you’re supposed to do on a river. But not all rivers necessarily follow that pattern all the time. I sort of saw it getting shallower and I came back in to
look for a way through and then it just went roop, and came up really, really suddenly. So what we need to do is
sort of hug this bank, and then once we’re round in that curve, go over and hug that wall. That’s what we’ll do. Well there you go, that’s our introduction of Rockingham hospitality, which is– – [Pascale] Rockingham, Rockhampton. – Rockhampton, not
Rockingham, Rockhampton. – [Pascal] Yeah you’re a legend. – But also you see the value in a bridle whenever you’re trying to tow with a boat. You know so the rope
can come at any point. Cause when it was fixed to that. – [Pascale] It was swerving around. – Yeah, it didn’t work so.
– No good. – Throw a bridle on, everything was good. – Yeah it was sweet,
both of us leaning over. – How about a little drink for
my dry mouth there Pascale? (she laughs) (engine rattles) – [Pascale] Is it all right? – Oh yeah, it’s great. Do you wanna have a look at
where we are on the chart. – [Pascale] I know, I’ve seen it, I’m recording it on the tablet. – [Troy] Have we got no
bleeds on the screen? – [Pascale] Yeah. (she laughs) (engine rumbles) – There’s a bit of uncertainty
then so we did start the engine and packed the sail away. When we actually went aground, we were sailing along,
we were goin’ pretty hot. And by the time it was
apparent there was like, coming up shallow, you know there wasn’t– – [Pascale] Too late wasn’t it. – It was all, done and dusted pretty much. The transducers pretty
much towards the rear here on Mirrool, it’s mainly for
finding good fishing ground. I remember one of our commenters, like oh, you should get
a forward-looking sonar. I’ll just reach into our safe and just pull out that six grand it would need. Well though having said that they’re probably cheap as anything now. Amazing how technology’s changing. Ah, all pretty, just a relaxing day out on the river for now. (engine rumbles) Apart from that we’re driving on dry land if you look on our chart. (they laugh) (cheerful music) – We’ve just touched bottom. It’s definitely a rising tide, there’s no confusion there. We can see the water coming in. Let’s just wait another hour eh Pascale. It’ll put. (chill music) At the moment it’s two and a half, it’ll put us the three meters, will give us anther 50 centimeters. So we’re about half way up
the river at the moment. We’re pretty. No we’ll give it 25 minutes. – [Pascale] Oh no we’re just. Stuck.
– No, not suck. – [Pascale] Oh, it’s
just the anchor holding. – It was the anchor taking up, yeah. When you do run aground
you wanna put the anchor just so the rising tide doesn’t just– – [Pascale] Push you onto the– – It helps you of the sand-bar. – [Pascale] Yeah. Just give it another 20 minutes
when we’ve got more tide. It’s only just started to come up hasn’t it, ’cause of the delay. We’re so far up. – Yeah.
– Yeah. (optimistic music) – [Pascale] How much do you reckon we had? – [Troy] Uh? – [Pascale] Do you reckon
we had a lot there? – [Troy] We had a fair bit. – [Pascale] Oh yeah. It just looks closer when your under it. – [Troy] It looks horrible don’t it, – Yeah.
– Like argh. (bright music) – [Pascale] The river had
presented enough challenges for us, but a look at
this flood marker showed that it has been causing
trouble for the locals for a very long time. (thoughtful music) A real attraction of Rockhampton is the beautiful historic architecture. And we wanted to find out more, so we headed to the
Rockhampton Historical Society. (thoughtful music) – They were at Rockhampton
because it was very significant the grazing industry, the wool industry, which was in it’s heyday. And so Rockhampton became a very, very important port-city. And that’s why by 1900 it was first established as a city, in 1858. By 1900 it was Queensland second city. Second largest city. It’s not now. – [Pascale] So it was the
second largest after Brisbane? – It was the second largest
after Brisbane, yeah. – [troy] So that would account for a lot of the spectacular architecture. – That dates back, the
railway was connected to the far west in the 1880’s, and Mount Morgan mine, which was the wealthiest gold mine in the world, isn’t today. It came on stream after 1882. – [Troy] I heard that
that Mount Morgan mine paid of Australia’s debt twice. – Yes.
– Is that true? – Absolutely. – First port was on the
north bank of the river. Downstream from Rocky. At a place called Broad Bound. But the ships could only get in there at high tide. When there wasn’t a strong
south-easter blowing. – So about three days a years? – Yeah.
– Is that right? – And in the 1880’s they did a survey of the river. And they found a more suitable port at a place called Port Alma. On the mouth of Raglan Creek there. – [Troy] Which is still
going today, well and truly. – Yes well and truly, and these days it’s a very significant port for explosives. Which are manufactured nearby. At a place called Bajool. And they also export a lot of tallow from the grease works. – Which boat would you rather serve on, the explosives or the tallow? – I don’t know I think I’d prefer– – The smell, or pure danger? – I think I’d rather
put up with the smell. The only way in and out of Rocky for nearly 40 years was actually by boat. We had the boat building
as a major industry. The first and biggest of the boat builders was a bloke called Cornelious Norris. And when his wife was expecting there first born he was instructed to build a suitable cot. For the new child. So he made the boat cradle, being a boat builder. – [Pascale] The famous
shipbuilder Colin Archer, also spent his earlier years
here farming with his brothers, who were the first Europeans to settle and farm in Rockhampton. Colin Archer was responsible for producing the first survey of the Fitzroy River, before he moved back to Europe to design pilot, expedition,
and rescue vessels, including the famous polar ship The Fram, the first boat to explore
the South Pole in 1911. – [Troy] Even the bishops
looked hard back then. Didn’t they? Look at that face. – [Guide] That’s the chemist shop. – [Troy] Um. Everyone looks like they’re having just a nice day out in it. (country music) – [Pascale] So we’re here
at The Great Western, it’s a Wednesday night and
its a bull-riding night. I’m really excited, I’ve never watched any bull-riding before,
any live bull-riding. So yeah, we’ve come to Rockhampton, and this is what you do. So, we’ve also got a couple of our patrons joining us too, so it’s
gonna be a lovely dinner. Troy, have you ever
seen bull-riding before? – Nah, I’m pretty excited for it. It’s worth comin’ up
the river for, 30 miles. You know what else is worth
comin’ up the river for? – [Pascale] A Rockhampton steak? – 300 gram weight rump, you know that’s gonna be happening. – [Announcer] Number two. (announcers voice drowned out by music) (country music) – [Pascale Voiceover] Being
here on a Wednesday night meant that we got to see
the junior bull-riders. And we enjoyed the style of
this young rodeo caller as well. – [Caller] Here’s one of the
Regans, he’s the business, (calles voice drowned out by echos) Let’s ride– – Angry.
– He’s angry. – [Caller] Hang onto the gate. Let’s ride! Keep that running noise right there. (caller mumbles) (hooter hoots) – How about that. (caller mumbles) – Medium rare, nah, it’s pretty rare. I’m gonna start asking for stuff blue. (callers voice muffled
by background noise) – That bull went. Had a little bit of a go didn’t he? He had a little charge. (country music) (peaceful music) – [Pascale] Rain upstream
was sending down rafts of water hyacinth and
the locals were saying that within a week it would
actually cause a hazard to boats anchored here. So our time in Rockhampton was limited. (thoughtful music) Thanks for tuning in to Free
Range Sailing this week. And if you enjoyed the video, please don’t forget to
give it a thumbs up. – [Troy] All right, join us next week for an Aussie bushcraft episode and you get to see
Pascale eat a live grub. (fire crackles) (nut cracks) (they laugh) to stay notified of our up-coming videos don’t forget to subscribe to our channel by clicking the button in the bottom right corner of the screen. A reminder that there
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100 thoughts on “Rockin’ on the River: Sailing in Tight Spaces – Free Range Sailing Ep 89

  • July 11, 2019 at 10:13 pm
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    Another great vid. What's happening with the two hatch covers ahead of the tiller opening and closing seemingly automatically (14:24 –15:44)? Cheers.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    Crayfish cuisine, sandbar surfing, and bull riding all in the same episode…doesn't get much better. And steak.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    Troy, you don't need new glasses just a bit of duct tape on the bridge of your nose.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    Will you do the same for grafton NSW?
    I understand it has pubs / hotels with docks & showers every 10-20km or so.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 11:09 pm
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    Safron is so expensive!

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  • July 11, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    Fantastic, loved the history lesson about the river.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    That lobster looked tasty! Now I want sushi!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:02 am
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    Hey guys great video couple of things was listening to you on a podcast earlier this week and heard you mention you didn't have a i s i have a NASA marine AIS kicking around I just pulled out but my boat during an upgrade which ID be more than happy to send to you if that's helpful also when you're in Victoria let me know and I'll shout you a few nights on the wharf at Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club probably the best sailing club in Victoria 4 people like you anyway feel free to message me with a postal address and I'll send you that send you that AIS

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:32 am
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    I love the hostory that you share with us every week and I look forward to your next adventure … 🌹❤🌹

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    Tin butter, garlic, salt and pepper is the go, yummo!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    Outstanding as always you folks ROCK!!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    For the glasses, heat shrink tubing does wonders for temporary repairs

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    Your videos make it clear that even an Aussie clam and crayfish can snag 58,898 more viewers than I can. Thank you for helping me re-focus on my day job. Cheers !

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    Troy Saffron tastes YELLOW..

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:01 am
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    Love you Guy's . Cook never had a forward !! looking Gizzmo !! He done O,K .

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:02 am
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    Grub? Pass the hot sauce please.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:20 am
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    mm bunya nuts

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:23 am
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    Loved the big ventilation fan at the rodeo. They are actually called BIG ASS FANS.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    Troy, I realize it must get old hearing, "How lucky you are to have Pascale as your mate", but she sure is one of the top 5 beautiful Ladies sailing on You Tube.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    Pascale, you need to turn over some of the videography to Troy and do more sailing the boat. You are an amazing capable woman and I would love for you to do more than your incredible cooking. I watch with my daughter and I want her to know she doesn't need a man to do the "manly things". Troy can film, he's certainly capable. Let us all see your amazing abilities, you can certainly run aground on a sand bar or maybe even not. Troy step up, grab the camera and film. I do love your videos and only come from a place of caring.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    Once again a gourmet meal on a 30 ft. boat when you haven't provisioned in 8 weeks. And then that steak!!! Once again a wonderful visit. Thanks!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 2:02 am
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    When you hit the sandbar you didn't hurt future Gene's boat did you? You know i share your love of painting!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    As always a good video and the cooking part was like being there. Yall stay safe and thank you for sharing, from Arkansas.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 2:14 am
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    You guys reminded me of way back when I was in college. There was a woman in my circle of friends who was a Professional Bull Rider.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 2:21 am
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    They need a new button. Dislike, like and the new one love it

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  • July 12, 2019 at 3:12 am
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    What are the lines from your cap shrouds to the mast steps for?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    Hey Troy, you had the green to your right? Are your channel markers opposite the States?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 4:06 am
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    Oh, that was a good one!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    Now bull riding is the last thing I associate with Australia. (that steak looked real good…)

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  • July 12, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    ok..so all i got to do now is

    learn how to sail

    learn how to catch lobsters

    and learn how to cook like pascal

    so that i too can be in paradise eating lobster..

    edit; and learn how to surf boats like troy

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  • July 12, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    MM , Blue = Cut the Horns Off Wipe its Ass and bring it to the Table Hahahahaha . Was just like being back at School love it please Keep the Aussie Content coming in your Vlogs Guys . Ps did you use the cray feeler to remove the Chit shoot out of it 🙂

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  • July 12, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Crayfish! Hungry. I want it.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:23 am
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    Good one!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:30 am
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    Pascal eating a grub? You better start fishing! I'm sure I could go three or four days without eat before that! And man invented fire!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:53 am
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    Best all round sailing channel on You Tube great cooking and sailing and history knowledge Pascale, whilst “Troy is the boy” with the all round boat knowledge, maintenance, engineering, sailing, genuinely an icon. The photography is superb. Please people support these guys and help them continue their adventures for us to enjoy. ⛵️

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  • July 12, 2019 at 6:01 am
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    Pascal oh, I was just curious you added some vanilla when you boil that Lobster and saltwater I'm just curious was that a vanilla abstract or was that from a vanilla bean? And how big difference is it from the tropical Lobster to The More Southern or Northern Lobster as far as any bitterness or tenderness?

    Thanks you guys that was pretty cool watching guys surf down the river. And if I, May say Pascal, you look like you have lost some weight and are looking absolutely gorgeous…..😘😘😘

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  • July 12, 2019 at 6:07 am
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    Troy, love your videos with Pascal, I like your sunglasses, do you recommend them?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 6:22 am
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    Is that a tidal bore. Great vid. Love from nz

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  • July 12, 2019 at 7:00 am
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    Wow, I thought the Mississippi was muddy. Thanks for the video.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 7:12 am
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    Loved the visual adventure ride up the Fitzroy river & the bull riding while eating bull was great !👍🏾 like a red rag to a bull for the vegan animal activist down south I can imagine ..😂 You guys are a great team ,I appreciate your vlogs are always packed full of interesting stuff. 👋🏾

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  • July 12, 2019 at 7:22 am
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    What those bulls lacked in size, they made up for in spunk. Can't wait for next week's episode! Sounds awesome. Thanks.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 7:54 am
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    Amazing episode! Love the rodeo bit and the shell cracking up.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    Gidday, here in Rocky, we have all types of music, both country and western.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 9:55 am
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    What a dirty river Heaps of draft I hope

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  • July 12, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    That’s some pretty brown, muddy water!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    Looks like there is a big masonic connection with the town/port Rockhampton by the looks in the back ground in the museum

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  • July 12, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    My B&G Vulcan with forward looking sonar 1400.00 invested has saved me on many occasions.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:28 pm
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    🌈😍💪

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  • July 12, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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    So who else googled the price of a forward looking sonar? Ouch

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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    Great video… living aboard seems to agree with you two.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    Pascal you have makeup on and you really don't need it I think it takes away from your beauty. Just saying

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    mabey it's just lip stuff.LoL

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    I would love to eat one of those babby's

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  • July 12, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    no problem getting hungry over that beast

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:39 pm
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    Evil assistant!!! He's actually MacGyver of the seas. I bow to you almighty MacGyver of the seas.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    Great video. Cool place.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 5:48 pm
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    Thanks for continued delivery of interesting and informative content. I’ve said it before, but it’s worth saying again, you guys rock! Not only did I get a cooking lesson but a history lesson as well. I’ve been reading about Rockhampton for about 30 minutes now. I wish I had the means to support the channel through patreon or a tee shirt right now because I would. Thanks for doing what you do!

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  • July 12, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    6:45 Wicked video fade. Watch the map that Troy is holding.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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    another cracking ep guys love it 🙂 one question i remember watching the ep when u got the drone just wondering what model u got and how its going with boat life?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    Troy, do yourself a favour and look for Clik reading glasses. Mine are exactly the same as yours but so much easier to wear. I have had mine for years.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 8:05 pm
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    I only have three cutting utensils in my galley two knives and poultry shears. They easily cut lobster shell, crab claws and of course bird carcasses. Been known to cut abalone strips too when I get some. Anyone telling me I would be watching an Australian sailing master eat steak and watch rodeo I'd have wondered what they were smoking. Great episode.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 8:05 pm
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    Hello
    Regarding lobster meal …
    How are the traditions of you. For example, do you eat soft, white bread for meals, such as lunch and dinner?

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  • July 12, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    What an enjoyable video a bit of everything. Love watching you "drive" the boat. Things happen to the best of us no worries. That was a huge tail & looked delicious. Liked a bit of the history as well. As a model builder I loved the Flying Cloud replica.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 8:49 pm
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    Troy, we call it karma when you find yourself in need and out of the blue it shows up, but you must feed your karma by helping others when you can.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    I enjoyed watching my city on the video. I learned something. Next time you visit order the tomahawk steak. Big ass steak with a big rib bone attached to help you hang on to that sucker.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 10:51 pm
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    Just as my week was bottoming out you set me afloat with a trip to my town. Thanks for sharing.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    Fastest 28 minutes and 39 seconds in my entire life. Excellent vid! 👍🍻

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  • July 13, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    My sailboat is a Colin Archer design. That bloke was a legend, his coast guard vessels saved hundreds of Iives of the coast of Norway. Never knew he lived and worked in Rockhampton, I’ve done my time in Blackwater mine and spent my leave in rocky , great Queensland town . Great Video guys

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  • July 13, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    Ozzy bullriding is just two jumps and a thump.

    I had Witchetty Grubs and Morton Bay Bugs when I was there long long ago. One was the best thing I have ever eaten and one was the worst.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 3:37 am
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    Crayfish in Melbourne is about $90/$100 per kgs

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  • July 13, 2019 at 11:10 am
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    The 4 Negative feedback people should be sent to Tasmania

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  • July 13, 2019 at 11:48 am
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    Great video! Thanks for sharing!

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  • July 13, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    I love Pascales laugh…..cheers! On another note, is that muddy water prime croc territory?

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  • July 13, 2019 at 5:12 pm
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    That bull riding looked dangerous! They didn't have any Rodeo Clowns! The cowboys who where hazing the bulls off the riders did a good job, but Clowns are traditional in the US.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    Talking sonars I've got a Raymarine dragon fly 5pro with division charts etc
    Around 600 au but the best thing is I can Wi-Fi it to portable devices light iPad etc

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  • July 13, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    Absolutely love your show, thanks.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    Great Video As usual!I didn't see the link to get a shirt. How come you two didn't ride a bull! Take care, jeff in ohio.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    Just wonderful !! Loved Troy's smile with that big steak !!!! 🙂

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  • July 14, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    Though you was going to do a retro fit on yalls table lol

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  • July 14, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    Crocs in the Fitzroy R too!

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  • July 14, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    Steaks, beers and bull riding. Thats awesome!

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  • July 14, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I91DJZKRxs

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  • July 14, 2019 at 10:03 pm
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    The nice old man giving the history of the town is a Freemason.  He is making a Masonic sign with his left hand.  I don't know that much about Aussie Freemasonry but it is a quirky religion for sure.  Some people think that Freemasons worship Lucifer (Statue of Liberty is a version of Isis or Lucifer), the light bearer.  They would not be totally wrong.  Freemasonry is very active all around the world and they are very powerful.  The majority of US Presidents have been Freemasons.  Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton…all Freemasons.  Once you become a Freemason, you usually join secret societies that oversee the Masons.  Many Masons think they can be good Christians and Masons at the same time.  I am sure this old fellow is a good man, most Masons are so low on the food chain, they have no idea what kind of secret society they are a part of and what are it's true aims.  The Masonic religion is such a great mix of so many esoteric beliefs, many lower level Masons are mere dupes and should not be blamed for their gross ignorance.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm
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    Howdy from the Calgary Stampede!

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  • July 15, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    ALWAYS a pleasure to watch you both work the boat and make the most of every stop in your adventure.
    Thkx❤❤

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  • July 15, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    Haha classic 6k sonar comment while wearing a Ralph Lauren shirt… 😉

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  • July 16, 2019 at 12:17 am
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    I feel like I am a stowaway when I am watching these videos. You are both so personable and the videos are edited so well that I don't want them to end.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm
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    What's up y'all from Atlanta, Georgia! Love your vids and I just wanted to say THANK YOU, HAVE FUN, AND BE SAFE! Cheers!

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  • July 16, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    If your mast gets too close to the high voltage transmission line, there will be a violent flash and instantly you will be transported to valhalla! I don't know what constitutes a safe spacing.

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  • July 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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    Great video guy's. Not like all the rest! Love it. Sail Safe. Ant & Cid xx

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  • July 18, 2019 at 8:55 am
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    "Ya knuw thats happnin". Love it

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  • July 19, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    man, maybe life jackets, scary stuff. Love you guys

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  • July 19, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    I enjoy watching your videos. Glad to see you two enjoying a night out. Your dinner looked very good

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  • July 25, 2019 at 9:03 am
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    Excellent video. One of my favourite episodes. Fair winds & regards from the UK

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  • August 3, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    I have followed this series from the start or soon thereafter.  This is an excellent video!  A great selection of music to enhance the visual happenings.  Very dramatic music on the trip up-river and great sights to see and stories to hear at the end!  Thanks so much!  Just a marvelous experience!

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  • August 10, 2019 at 10:47 am
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    Aahh. I have to wait till the 10. October for the lobster fishing to start. #hungry
    But I was just watching RS24 Risør (old Colin Archer rescue ship) sailing by my summer hous, 5min ago. Still going strong, over a 100 y.o
    Fair winds and greetings from Norway ,,,,,/),,,,,,,

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  • September 9, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    Echopilot forward scanning sonar in the UK is just over a £K Troy? Maybe they will do a deal for some advertising? They are very helpful 🙂

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  • September 15, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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    Loved this one! Hard sail with a steak reward at the end

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  • September 18, 2019 at 4:20 am
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    You'd figure they would make those channel markers larger or TALLER….Sheesh….

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  • November 7, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    had to go to google and research ''crayfish'' in austraila….in America crayfish are about 4 inches long so I couldn't understand the big one you had and why it wasent just a ''lobster''

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