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Old 30th Sep 2009, 03:08
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frigate, you've probably bet correctly.. 500ft

XXX, only just heard about the tsunami. i'd be worried enough with a high tide as it is!
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 04:01
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Last time they had the big shake in the west, the seabed and some islands jumped up over 10 foot, and reefs were fully exposed permanently. Channels into harbours were shallowed to the extent that shipping was running aground until they learnt the new routes. While at other places, the islands sank a bit so that high tides covered more. Munda airport got a dip in it halfway along from a fault. Hope not as bad for life and property this time.

That little island would have been inside a lagoon, so not as exposed to tsunami's as the downshock coasts and atolls on the edges. There are even artificial islands, built up with salvaged coral, that size, in some lagoons. It was a way to get away from the mosquitos, and to see the headhunting canoes coming from afar in the old days.

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Old 30th Sep 2009, 10:00
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Solomons photos

MyNameIsIs...thanks for posting those great photos. Last time I saw those places was 1971. Seghe was very slippery 'Marsden Matting'...
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 11:01
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Anybody got any photos of Faleolo and Fua'amotu, or affected areas in Samoa, American Samoa, Fiji or Tonga today? Used to go there too. Sounds the coasts facing the quake centre were badly hit.


Skywagon, Sege used to be very slippery with algae growing on the coral base puffing up after rain at one time too. Has been recently re-developed and can handle Dash 8 now.
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Old 30th Sep 2009, 14:57
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Skywagon, no worries, hope you enjoyed them. What were you getting around the islands in back then?
I might try and dig some more photos out to post here in the near future, my stack is somwhere...

Seghe did get a bit slippery at times after rain, the Dash upgrades must have been done since my departure. I'd love to see the dash working at Seghe, be fun to watch!
The strip i carved up the worst was actually Rennell..... wonder if my tracks are still there
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It was getting monotonous
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Aha!!
An 'Early' VICTA.......

(Aviation Content...)
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Love the Safety Gear!
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Nice pair of Australian " Safety Boots "
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Could have used a few of those in the Islands, for the pilots and the strips, Peter. ..But I guess we can let you get back to your wishful dreaming about cut (circumcised?) Navajo's..
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MyNameIsIs.... used to fly an Aztec on charters around there. Based in Bougainville.
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Not photos as such....



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frigatebird, you take this greybeard back to his teenage years. Was fortunate enough to enjoy ABH and its sister ASG on the ground and in the air. Pilots Bob Watts, Reg Bagwell, Len Diprose, Alan Frank (I think) among others. Sighhhhhh!!!

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Without referring to Google Earth, I am postulating either Nepal, Bhutan or Pakistan...
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Ditto Greenland
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I can't remember the name of the fjord in the foreground (my Greenland topo maps are in the roof) but you are about 100kms SW of Constable Point looking NW.

About N7010' W2646 after checking on Google Earth.

I've been planning a ski trip there for a while - hence the familiarity! I skied a couple of hundred miles south of here for a week around 10 years ago. A fantastic trip. We even ate raw seal. And slept with a shotgun in the tent, just in case....
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Yeah, ya need a shotgun if them seals come a hunting while your asleep.
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