Strahan tassie

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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by diggerdickson » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:49 pm

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I'm living in Port Campbell now. Buckets of room for the bus in the backyard if you'd like a little detour on the way down

King Island is spectacular. Spent a couple of weeks there and would return at moment's notice
Now that is bloody tempting Swivic, love Port Campbell. Will mention it to the missus. I know we are travelling inland and not the pacific highway on the way down the east coast, though not sure after that. I will make sure we keep in contact. Will Pm you my mobile as once I leave I wont have the internet really.
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by ctd » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:06 pm

Digger, if you are going to shape boards and give us the BBQ photos of the finished product (ie when you put the board on the BBQ to show the rocker etc), you are going to have to do something about that backyard. Guys on here are pretty vicious when it comes to lawn care :-D-:

Looks like a good place, pretty easy to do up and expand if you get to that stage.

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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by saltman » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:17 pm

swvic wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:21 pm
I'm living in Port Campbell now. Buckets of room for the bus in the backyard if you'd like a little detour on the way down

King Island is spectacular. Spent a couple of weeks there and would return at moment's notice
Get any waves while you were on KI
I figure it would be a great getaway with the missus and a bonus of a good chance of surf
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by swvic » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:36 pm

Nah. There was no guarantee the board would be on the plane with me. I could have borrowed a board over there via a mate of a mate, but there was not enough swell on the eastern side. Onshore on the Western except for day 1 when the swell was tiny. Went to Martha Livinia for a look, but it was barely breaking

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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by Drailed » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:30 pm

Jesus fcckn christ thats cheap!! I could sell up, buy a house there and never work again.

Is there much of a rental market down there Digger??
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by BA » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:56 pm

Economy's pretty rooted down there. Mines have shut down in the area. No jobs. Hence the cheap houses. Would think the rental market would be pretty non-existent Loof. Buy a weekender. Flights to Tassie are cheap.
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by Drailed » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:57 pm

Yeah nah, think I’m good.
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by Beanpole » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:25 pm

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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by diggerdickson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:09 am

BA wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:56 pm
Economy's pretty rooted down there. Mines have shut down in the area. No jobs. Hence the cheap houses. Would think the rental market would be pretty non-existent Loof. Buy a weekender. Flights to Tassie are cheap.
The mine in queenstown is in a soft start up right now. It will be fully operational this year. I’m hoping in two years or so to be working there. Hopefully the mine will still be running for my boy in four years or so. The word is that it’s a new shaft and will be open for a long time.
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by diggerdickson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:12 am

I know the start up manager living in queenstown and prices are beginning to skyrocket there as news gets around about the start up.
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by diggerdickson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:14 am

No rental market yet. Most buy as it’s still cheap though with the mine reopening that may change late this year.
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by diggerdickson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:26 am

ctd wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Digger, if you are going to shape boards and give us the BBQ photos of the finished product (ie when you put the board on the BBQ to show the rocker etc), you are going to have to do something about that backyard. Guys on here are pretty vicious when it comes to lawn care :-D-:

Looks like a good place, pretty easy to do up and expand if you get to that stage.
Backyard is a bloody mess hey, no bbq photos to avoid well deserved critique of the weeds and patches of grass
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by diggerdickson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:33 am

Queenstown, it’s classic small town living. Not much going on there at all. Just the way I like it. I don’t really ever need to work again though I’m hoping once the kids reach some sort of independence with their ASD issues I can go back to work. I tried driving school buses a month ago and it caused meltdowns and untold stress. I’m still needed at home for a while longer yet and queenstown with it’s prices allows that
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by diggerdickson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:27 am

Personally I wouldn’t invest in property in queenstown in a million years. Though with my history of money management and investments (lack of) that might be the best endorsement you will ever get, for what is say is no good normally turns out to be incredible opportunities
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by crabmeat thompson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:52 am

are you in queenstown now digger? ever been there?

it's different.
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by Trev » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:53 am

crabmeat thompson wrote:
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are you in queenstown now digger? ever been there?

it's different.
It is that.
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by crabmeat thompson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:57 am

i found myself increasing my speed while simultaneously winding my windows up the only time i drove through it.

:lol:


some of the stories which float around in tassie of queenstown though ... well there's no use repeating them. digger has already paid his deposit.
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Re: Strahan tassie

Post by Trev » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:27 pm

We stayed in a motel there in 1999. Didn't wander around the town though.
Last time we arrived mid morning from Strahan and found a cafe open from coffee.
We survived.
It's different but there are some nice old buildings in the town.
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