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A Texans Trek - Chapter 1, Landing in Sydney Australia #7712395 01/09/20 05:11 AM
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This summer I found myself having been terminated from my job of seven years and decided to do something unheard of in the central Texas excavation estimating world......

Go on a four week long vacation.... then I realize how much ground I have to cover and ended up extending it to SEVEN weeks; so I'll be doing the write up and pictures in chapters because I got lots of material.

With the help of some friends from the AusHunt forum
https://www.aushunt.com.au/Forum/

I drive from Austin to my Dads house and park my truck, hop the plane from DFW to LAX then a short 15hr flight from LAX to SYD and I arrive bright and early the 1st of May 7am SYD time.

I'm picked up at the airport and we're straight to it, being shown around Sydney by my host for the next 3 days Warren, a Sydney native that knows all the great spots....

Bare Island - we walk down the gangway and start talking with the local fisherman wearing angle iron riveted to the bottoms of their shoes to grip the rocks while they fish in the surf.
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Then the Beaches

Coogi.... look close and you can see the berm of a long distance rifle range in the back ground
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The next day we go to an Aussie gun shop called Abela's

Now how do you hunt water fowl and other birds in a country that banned and "bought back" all semi auto and pump action shotguns back in 1996?

The first lever action shotgun i've ever seen beside the Winchester 1886

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Then I'm introduced to this guy who is picking up his new Sako .375H&H with Swarovski

Mark Banasiak, of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party

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We got to talking and the next thing I know the three of us are having lunch at Maccas(nick name for McDonald's); and after talking with him I can honestly say I would have never guessed this man was a politician and I can tell by the way he speaks that he's concerned about the length and breath of the population he represents, he is certainly a friend to the responsible sportsmen of the world, has good taste in rifles/optics and I think the world would benefit if more politicians were like him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rwf8uXcq-Y


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Re: A Texans Trek - Chapter 1, Landing in Sydney Australia [Re: deewayne2003] #7712404 01/09/20 05:30 AM
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Awesome...but, what about the babes and beer? confused2


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Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: A Texans Trek - Chapter 1, Landing in Sydney Australia [Re: deewayne2003] #7712415 01/09/20 06:32 AM
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Great write up. cheers


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Re: A Texans Trek - Chapter 1, Landing in Sydney Australia [Re: dogcatcher] #7712432 01/09/20 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by dogcatcher
Great write up. cheers


I agree, thanks for posting!


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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: A Texans Trek - Chapter 1, Landing in Sydney Australia [Re: deewayne2003] #7712438 01/09/20 12:03 PM
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Off to a good start, looking forward to more up


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Re: A Texans Trek - Chapter 1, Landing in Sydney Australia [Re: deewayne2003] #7712489 01/09/20 01:40 PM
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Warren had suggested the Manly ferry for the best view of both the harbor bridge and opera house..... and he was spot on!

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Then for a change of scenery went for a hike in the blue mountains....

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Pictures just don't capture the blue..... The blue mountains get their name from all the water vapor from the photosynthesis of the "gum trees"(eucalyptus trees) taking the oil from the tree leaves with it during evaporation; then the sunlight refracting the blue light spectrum gives the entire horizon a blue glow

Re: A Texans Trek - Chapter 1, Landing in Sydney Australia [Re: deewayne2003] #7712937 01/09/20 07:34 PM
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very cool. Looking forward to the rest

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