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    Yeah, bloody poms sending their Irish rabble here. If La Perouse hadn't of piked out we'd have giant snails and nice wine.

    Well actually we have nice wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Mack View Post
    Same here in reverse, 45C Sunday & Monday and 23C yesterday. I had to find some winter shorts.
    Winter shorts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Mack View Post
    Yeah, bloody poms sending their Irish rabble here. If La Perouse hadn't of piked out we'd have giant snails and nice wine.

    Well actually we have nice wine.
    Yes, you do.

    Never heard of La Perouse before. Every day a school day.....

    http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/la-p...de-galaup-2329
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    A bit of news turned up on what happened to them a couple of months ago. http://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/...rench-explorer

    If you click on the maps it shows his voyage, a pretty big one.

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    They had some cojones in those days.
    Mick, you could feck up a fine day.



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    And skill, lots of skill! It's not like they just got into port and went to the store to gather provisions they had to hunt, farm, and preserve crazy amount of skill. All but forgotten today.

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    Those are both great reads...the first had this "consequential line"...
    In September he put in to Kamchatka to replenish his supplies. From there he dispatched an officer, Lesseps, overland to Paris with accounts of his discoveries,
    For someone to go from Katchatka to Paris???? Hard to imagine that was even possible back then. The distance is 8146 km (5061 miles).

    That must have been a helluva story, too. Edit...it WAS. I just found this. Lesseps actually did make the journey...he ended up being the only survivor of the original mission.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barth%...emy_de_Lesseps
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    Ain't Wikipedia just great!

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    Amazing...both Wikipedia, and that overland excursion to Paris. Stories there, no doubt.
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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