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Rob Hames
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Posted: 17†May†2009 at 2:58pm | IP Logged Quote Rob Hames

After spending the majority of my first 2 weeks here on call I finally managed to get yesterday afternoon off. Luckily this co-incided with 30 knot northerly winds and I was able to get to Gul Island Pond for a few hours.  Thne kit hasnít changed since I was last here but it also is very rarely used so is still in good condition. A 5m Tush Storm and 112ltr Bic Techno were selected and off I went.  Its fantastic to have the sails ready rigged in the iso container. Literally plug and play.

I had forgotten just how good it was down here. We are all used to gusty conditions in Northumberland and it was so refreshing to have 2 solid hours of some of the cleanest and consistent winds I have ever experienced.  The pond is about a mile long and in a northely you can just blast up and down the whole length all day long, which is exactly what I did.  Fantastic blasting and consistent gybing ensured I left with a huge smile on my face. Hopefully there will ber many more days like that in the next 3 Ĺ months.

Yes itís cold, yes itís bleak, but the windsurfing is bloody brilliant.

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steve boyd
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Posted: 17†May†2009 at 5:38pm | IP Logged Quote steve boyd

sounds good, yep the north east coast here is gusty, but we do get some good days. can't emphasize the advantage of travelling enough. 
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Andy Freeman
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Posted: 17†May†2009 at 8:07pm | IP Logged Quote Andy Freeman

steve boyd wrote:
sounds good, yep the north east coast here is gusty, but we do get some good days. can't emphasize the advantage of travelling enough. 


Thats taking it to the extremes though isnt it?


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RayRobson
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Posted: 17†May†2009 at 9:07pm | IP Logged Quote RayRobson

Rob,

sounds great! I've packed the van, can set off tomorrow. How long do you reckon it'll take me to dirve down and do you think I'll get an Argie trawler to drop me off?

I hope the VW will make it - I think I should be able to get  it serviced in Buenos Aires for the trip back. I've heard there are a few Germans living in Argentina, been there for a while apparently.


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steve boyd
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Posted: 17†May†2009 at 10:18pm | IP Logged Quote steve boyd

qoute"Thats taking it to the extremes though isnt it? "

but the point of travelling for better conditions was proved!

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