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BrianB6

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Sydney Ferry
« on: November 13, 2017, 09:42:32 PM »

Well Sydney has finally named a new ferry "Ferry Macferry Face"
I think one of the other suggested names was better "Ferry at the bottom of the Garden"  :}
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Re: Sydney Ferry
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 06:04:27 AM »

What a load of Cr p!
Some dope obviously rolled over without thinking very far ahead. I think it will be changed before long, as there has been a lot of opposition to it, and rightly so.
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Re: Sydney Ferry
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 07:31:08 AM »

Not sure  how happy the Ferry Macferry Face will be if they had to divert her to a Manly run in an emergency........ >>:-(

Not sure who is responsible? :police: ......Sydney Ports Commission, Sydney Ferries, NSW Government?....all must be considered as grossly inept in their decision making process

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Re: Sydney Ferry
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 09:39:50 AM »

Sad!  Now that everyone has access to media, many also think that any comments and suggestions they make are valid! 
We had the Boaty boaty Macboatface saga here, I believe it is on a submersible so is out of sight some of the time.  I think the explosion of users of the media has revealed that some of the population are just not very bright.
In several junior managing roles it became clear that when taking part in management meetings recognising that you have nothing of note to contribute is a personal step forward.  The old adage about 1 mouth but 2 ears springs to mind.
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Re: Sydney Ferry
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 09:44:21 AM »

Derek,

Yes, I remember those trips very well they definitely made a lasting impression. O0 O0 O0

The amazing thing was the rougher the better.

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Re: Sydney Ferry
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 10:01:06 AM »

Yes RAAArtyGunner ....

You suggested I had a memory of a Camel  ....and I also remember in your younger years you were a frequent traveller on our Sydney Ferries O0

So could this be you on your way to School one day on a Sydney Ferry %)...... just watching a big Greenie? & yep...the rougher & bigger the better!...except if you were trying to read the Sydney Morning Herald........

Derek

PS.....roycv ...I bet your Son has never taken you on a daily trip in harbour waters such as this......
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Re: Sydney Ferry
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 10:26:17 AM »

This isn't a ship or boat but I quite like the name the came up with for this in a naming competition:


http://metro.co.uk/2017/11/19/new-council-gritter-named-gritsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny-yellow-anti-slip-machiney-7090279/
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Re: Sydney Ferry
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 10:34:19 AM »

Hi Derek, I have only been on the cats.  Not the old green ferries, never seen it that rough either!
My son and his partner like to look at the flora and fauna, which I am sure is very nice but put me near an old crane or loco I can climb onto and I am happy. 
I did have an enjoyable day last year showing my son around the York railway museum.  I had to explain some of the mechanical workings which I later saw him checking with a museum attendant, made me smile! We old b*****s still know a thing or two even the ones without PhD's.
He is good company though.
I return in mid Feb for another 5 weeks of extra summer.
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Re: Sydney Ferry
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 11:57:05 AM »


Just a shot of the view from top of North head.

We had a commanding view of everything coming in or out of the Harbour.
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