jafa39
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A Night To Forget!

Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:01 pm

Sometimes I think I lead a charmed life and then once in a while the reality check comes along and I do something that turns to custard.

Tonight I went fishing and against all my local knowledge I landed the boat at low tide on a notorious beach for difficult landings at low tide.

Thats how I smashed my foot up, when the surf hit the back of the boat and knocked the trailer out of my hand, the tow-hitch (aided by the weight of boat and surf) smacked me on the left foot.

As if that didn't take the piss, I was dragging the trailer up the ramp using my car and a tow-rope as I didn't want to get my car stuck on the sand, must have been the pain in my foot but a momentary lapse of concentration and I turned too soon, the trailer hit the rock wall and snapped the main trailer spar, leaving the boat hanging off at an angle, the trailer now L shaped and me unable to walk without swearing.

BUT, I rang my neighbours and a passer-by came to help too so after an hour of grunt and heave and much trickery with ropes,we got the whole sorry mess home and after filleting the fish (the night wasn't a total disaster) I am now a.netting with one foot the size of a grapefruit!!

I'm sharing this just so you don't all go around thinking that its all beer and skittles here in NZ, you can have a rough day here too  Wink

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RE: A Night To Forget!

Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:25 pm

Were you taking the day off work to go fishing; hmmm;

Or is daylight savings about to end.

Going fishing at low tide what a stupid idea; or did you thing that it would be easier to catch fish with less water around.

Hope the foot gets better soon.

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RE: A Night To Forget!

Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:21 pm

Andy,
the way you described it really sounds like one of those cartoons where everything goes wrong. Good luck for your foot!

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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:40 am

Oh Andy! That does not sound good. See, you lose Bill and look what happens. Hope you heal up soon. What kind of fish did you get and were they tasty?
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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:17 am

Quoting BNE (Reply 1):
Going fishing at low tide what a stupid idea; or did you thing that it would be easier to catch fish with less water around.

Tide makes very little difference (except on this beach) the Hauraki Gulf is thick with Snapper at the moment, I was just trying to make some room for the swimmers!  Smile

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 3):
What kind of fish did you get and were they tasty?

Snapper...and they're always tasty when you eat them within an hour of their demise!!  Smile

Foot looks like crap this morning but the trailer just needs welding, I wish I could weld my toe though!!!
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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:07 am

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 4):
I wish I could weld my toe though!!!

Skiddy eats concrete, you weld your toes, i think we could have a very impressive double act here!

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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:22 am

No doubt you were baffled as to why Her Majesty's private protection detail weren't abseiling out of RAF helicopters to come to your aid.

I guess the Monarchy isn't as omnipotent as we thought previously.

Seriously Jafa, get well soon.  Wink

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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:16 am

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 6):
No doubt you were baffled as to why Her Majesty's private protection detail weren't abseiling out of RAF helicopters to come to your aid.

They did send a Knight in shining armour by way of the passer-by, he was an engineer and materialised just at the right time.

The tendrils of Empire move in mysterious ways!  Smile
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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:10 am

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 7):
The tendrils of Empire move in mysterious ways!

Empire is love?

Perhaps Goldstein was the root cause of your problems that fateful night?

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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:24 pm

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 8):
Perhaps Goldstein was the root cause of your problems that fateful night

You mean as in "Goldstein, go to New Zealand and find out what makes that bank different"?

I already bank with them!!
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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:40 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 9):
You mean as in "Goldstein, go to New Zealand and find out what makes that bank different"?

I already bank with them!!

That personality cult really does turn brains to jelly.

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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:29 pm

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 10):
That personality cult really does turn brains to jelly.

Best bank I have ever been with, wouldn't change them for all the queens in the desert!  Smile

You really must stop equating "popular" with "stupid"..no wonder you metrosexuals are a dying breed in NZ  Smile
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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:28 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 11):
You really must stop equating "popular" with "stupid"..no wonder you metrosexuals are a dying breed in NZ

Say what you will about metrosexuals, but methinks they'll be around a lot longer than pommie amateur fishermen.

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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:45 pm

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 6):
No doubt you were baffled as to why Her Majesty's private protection detail weren't abseiling out of RAF helicopters to come to your aid.

A little bird tells me they were busy keeping an eye on you at the time.  Wink
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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:45 am

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 12):
Say what you will about metrosexuals, but methinks they'll be around a lot longer than pommie amateur fishermen

You are what you eat, I am organic, wild and fresh...you are poncy, overpriced and full of lettuce  Smile  Smile
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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:34 am

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 14):
You are what you eat, I am organic, wild and fresh...you are poncy, overpriced and full of lettuce

Oh come on Jafa, it's more like: two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

Which would make you smaller in real life than in pictures, irresistable to fat people, a pop culture icon, and full of crap.

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RE: A Night To Forget!

Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:37 am

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 15):
Which would make you smaller in real life than in pictures, irresistable to fat people, a pop culture icon, and full of crap.

Excellent!!  Smile  Smile
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