The Daily Good News

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GuySmiley started the topic in Friday, 2 Nov 2018 at 2:04pm

Dedicated to good news ....

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Meris commented Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 1:28pm

All the best TBB,
I also appreciate your posts and the amount of work/research that you put into them.
Thanks mate!!
Stay well.

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Dale -Cooper commented Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 2:04pm

TBB, appreciate your work, and your tone of voice, and your tastes in music of course! Always interesting. Fare ye well, comrade.

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 2:13pm

Look after yourself TB, don't be a stranger.

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Island Bay commented Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 2:55pm

TBB, lots of aroha from NZ. Get well, brother!

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stunet commented Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 3:35pm

Stunet salutes you TBB!

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H2O commented Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 5:03pm

All the best TBB - your one of a bright kind in this world of (often) beige sameness.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 12:03pm

Open Salute to #1 swellnet frontline support crew.

First up! The boss swears swellnet is not a news site, but some sorta surf site.
Sorry boss! Crew welcomed many refugees fleeing spazz mainstream news...

Daily Mail was hanging off swellnet's every word...
"Swellnet readers have reported this! swellnet say that! ...Blah Blah Blah!"

Media Mogul Ben had the world on a string! Did he abuse his overlord powers?
No animals were harmed during ill fated launch > [ Locals Only Bumper Sticker ]

Check here: List of powermad swellnet gurus that controlled the world for 15 secs.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8166043/Its-perfect-storm-surfi...

Surf Reports now Devil's Commands & Surf cams became spy cams. (Tough Gig!)
Boss was copping plenty of crossfire...jumping into the trenches with the crew.
Ben: 'Never knew Surf Reporting was a Top 2 hazardous profession...incoming!'

tbb also had a rough isolation & his heroes threw several swellnet lifelines.
Never once expecting overwhelming kindness & well wishers + sound advice
I feel better now all thanx to 'you' the swellnet crew... tbb is Huge fan!

swellnet mental health support unit were upfront, alongside Lifeline :13 11 14
Lifeline assisted Mental Health sufferers (again myself) + record covid DV victims.
https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2020/03/13/postponed-lif...
Social distancing thwarted swellnet's committed health plan.
Not deterred & without delay swellnet Craig launched covid-19 forecast modelling.

Whole crew salutes Craig & Sara, please accept our humble {Civic Health Award}

Other swellnet Gurus received clean'n'green awards..AndyM {Stoked}
Maybe swellnet helped get a few Qldurr Surfies elected...cowabunga.

swellnet informed of Beach Bans & stirred up interstate SD rivalry better than any.
Effluent Stay The Fuck at Home advice & carried on about That App Clap Trap.

swellnet & crew were ever upfront providing {r.i.p} Tunes,Flicks + #1 Comic relief.
Big shout out to swellnet Comedy Club...so funny & Ben's Jukebox is best in town.
swellnet Surf Flix + Pool Comp +Ranch marathon +Goldie Film Festival + SBS Punk

Mad professor Blowin was doing his rounds, has a cure for everything he does.
#1 Surf Journo Stu made up stories where there were none & no one even noticed!

Today's offering : " What causes Sea Foam? "
Huey: " Been meaning to fix the half flush ! " *****
Goodvibes : "Farken grouse brew Stu !" ** #@ ** * Burp!

'Wake up to yourselves Crew + you surf Legends shouldn't idolize Stu like that !'
Just cause Stu conjures up surf tales outta thin air, it doesn't make him a Surf God!'
Froffin' at the mouth...tbb also gets intoxicated by Stu's brew! " All Hail Stu! "

Covid Crew salutes #1 swellnet *****

Wave of Support ~~~~^~~~~/\~~~~/(~~~~/(`~~~~/(C......./(C`..[swellnet )

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Dale -Cooper commented Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 12:26pm

Haha. Great work, TBB.

Ya know you've really made it when the Daily Mail is on your case, fellas!

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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Bnkref commented Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 1:56pm

Keep your posts coming, TBB. I always enjoy your unique and well-researched input.

Best of luck getting through your current battles.

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AndyM commented Monday, 8 Jun 2020 at 7:48pm

More good news.

Went for another stunning paddle down a section of the Nymboida, just me and a mate and 8 hours of pretty much wilderness.
A foggy start gave way to a perfect sunny day which was a huge plus because I spent a fair amount of time falling off and also swimming and portaging through a couple of tricky sections which were beyond the capabilities of me and my huge sit-on-top kayak :)

Added bonuses - free camping and no-one else in sight for about 6 1/2 of the 8 hours.

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zenagain commented Monday, 8 Jun 2020 at 8:09pm

Onya Andy.

Life- Be in it.

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Blowin commented Monday, 8 Jun 2020 at 8:21pm

Epic.

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AndyM commented Monday, 8 Jun 2020 at 8:56pm

Life be in it indeed - there's so much good stuff to do.

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 8 Jun 2020 at 10:55pm

Good one Andy, lucky man

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Island Bay commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 4:23am

IB rating: *****

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stunet commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 10:16am

Nice one Andy. Love the chronological order of photos from eerie fog to big blue sky.

Though I reckon you oughta charge that rapid next time...

Yesterday the wife dropped myself, our eldest, and a few of the kids in the street up the top of the escarpment with our bikes, and we then spent all arvo traversing the hills behind the suburb, starting around 450m elevation, ending near sea level, but covering about 12kms.

Late arvo, tracking through temperate rainforest under a thick canopy so it felt later than it was, one fella had a big bingle. Few tears, bit of a freak out, no wind, kinda spooky, and he feels lost so he wants to go home. When I tell him we're less than a kilometre from his house as the crow flies, he spins out. All the kids do. They can't believe it. So close, but it's another world up there.

I'm only just discovering all the trails myself and spinning out in my own way.

It's like I've been living next to Waimea Bay all this time and only just realised it.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 11:27am

Nice work , Stu.

Talking of discovering unrealised joys to your ‘hood , myself and my lady have been taking advantage of the strange sand formations occurring in recent times. We jump in the Sea Wok at low tide on calm days and cruise the coast around here finding little beaches which temporarily appear amongst the permutations and headlands.

Crazily beautiful coves which usually consist of rocky shorelines become pleasant expanses of pleasant white sand. Pull ashore or anchor just out and enjoy a picnic and a swim or dive.

Secluded delights without a person around . Those beaches may not even exist after the next swell .

Even found a potential little abbreviated first point Noosa replicant hidden amongst the rocks of one extensive headland.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 11:28am

Funny you say that. Just behind my house we live pretty much at the base of what would be considered hinterland, with kilometres and kilometres of forest to the west of us heading almost unbroken to the Japanese Alps.

A couple of weeks ago, my lady and I packed our bento's and the dog and set off on a hike into the hills. We did about a 5 hour round trip following an old trail that was a traders route during the Edo period. Agents would deliver fish and rice from the coast far inland and I guess trade it for whatever villagers would trade. Along the way are little stopping points marked by various cairns or little Buddha's. Once you are deep in the forest, you could be at any point in time. Some of the little statues date back three, four, five hundred plus years. I love the fact that the Japanese respect them and leave them be as opposed to back home where they'd be damaged or stolen in a heartbeat. Nice to get out into the fresh air and sample the serenity. So much serenity.

I'll try and find some pics.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 11:38am



The statues and things pre-date white Australian history probably by 100 years or so. Amazing to think I have this on my doorstep.

Mutly was trashed after- he's getting on a bit.

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Dale -Cooper commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 4:51pm

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 4:56pm

Seriously, put that somewhere else.
Give us one thread.

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Dale -Cooper commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 4:57pm

*sarcasm alert

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 5:02pm

You're that much of a grub that you can't leave one thread alone?

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 5:19pm

That's not very good news.

Maybe the trigger points thread would have been more appropriate?

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Dale -Cooper commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 5:47pm

Jobs n growth, fellas.

Or something.

Yew!

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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Dale -Cooper commented Tuesday, 9 Jun 2020 at 6:28pm

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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stunet commented Thursday, 11 Jun 2020 at 8:24pm

Just enjoyed an hour-plus chat with Muz Bourton. Began on one specific history, a tiny town twenty miles inland from Port Campbell and then expanded inexorably outwards taking in more people, more places, and more ideas, interweaving them all.

Fuck it was a good conversation.

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keano commented Thursday, 11 Jun 2020 at 8:49pm

Can't wait to hear it Stu

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mattlock commented Thursday, 11 Jun 2020 at 11:34pm

Good work Stu on the bike riding front. Took my kids trail riding the other day . The look of stolid determination on the little fella"s face [3.5 yrs old] was a joy to behold. I like to ride my bike amongst the gum trees.
Plus I've managed to snavel a few runners three times in three weeks! at the dreaded Dribs. Good news indeed.
Gotta love that JobKeepsurfing supplement.

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stunet commented Sunday, 14 Jun 2020 at 5:02pm

Pre dawn run with the dog on the beach.
Bolt home cos, against all odds, the shorey is looking the goods.
Cooking little sesh.
Coffee.
Gardening and shit in the warm winter sun.
Pedal up the escarpement fire trail. Meet the boy at the top for the run back down.
Last night's rain makes for shin deep mud and stacks galore.
Boy wants to do a jump session at the bottom so I pull up a crate and watch.
Stop in at the charcoal chicken for Gatorade - me yellow, he blue.
Sleep all arvo.
Bottlo.
Stout.
Two schooeys in.
 

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 14 Jun 2020 at 5:25pm

That’s a great story stu, thanks for sharing

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Blowin commented Sunday, 14 Jun 2020 at 5:39pm

If only you could bottle days like that and stash them away for when life ain’t all peaches and cream.

Sounds like a solid win.

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Island Bay commented Sunday, 14 Jun 2020 at 6:34pm

Good work, Stu.

Just had a bit of day like that. After a month or so of feeling shit, both physically and mentally, with lots of sad stuff going on, and surfing like an absolute super-kook, I've slowly gotten my head on straight again.

Today I had blinder on my 7'6 Spartan in the morning, then spent the day with my wife lapping up the winter sun. Back out late arvo on the DS till dark.

No wind. Max 3 crowd. New, toasty wettie.

Wouldn't normally write this, but I'll do my damndest to bottle this day, and will try and come back and read this when it turns sour again.

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keano commented Sunday, 14 Jun 2020 at 6:44pm

we love the gong

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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 14 Jun 2020 at 7:45pm

Unreal

Funny you mention it IB, I got a new wettie that I tried for the first time this weekend.

I had my old steamer for a good 5 years, and the first thought when I got into the water was "Oh this is what a proper wetsuit feels like". Toasty indeed! ( which makes me happy as I don't like being old and cold)

And got a few too, which is always good. It never ceases to amaze me how one session, or one wave, or even one move, can sustain you until the next time.

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zenagain commented Sunday, 14 Jun 2020 at 7:49pm

Props to all above.

Yew!

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Pops commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 9:30am

Finally managed to join Blowin's Ponzi scheme, with a tiny little cottage less than a km from where I grew up.

Where do I apply for my top hat and monocle?

He who hesitates is lost

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sypkan commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 10:02am

slow down pops, that comes with the 'portfolio'

good onya though, that's gotta feel good...

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sypkan commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 10:25am
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Pops commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 10:40am

Hasn't really sunk in yet... bit of excitement, bit of nerves, lot of relief that I don't need to talk to any more agents for a good while. Think it'll really hit home once we move in.

He who hesitates is lost

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Blowin commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 10:49am

Congratulations pops.

Sypkan....that girl is a fucking legend.

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Craig commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 10:52am

Congrats Pops, and days like that Stu, special. To be cherished.

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Pops commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 10:55am

Thanks gents.
Syppo, what's the deal with that (nambucca) story - what's the background?

He who hesitates is lost

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 11:12am

Good one Pops, better than paying someone else's house for them.
I had to get a bit of a loan for some work around my house and had to get a valuation since the last one was back in 2007. Found out that my place is now $215k more valuable than it was 13 years ago. Good for us, but its shite for those trying to enter the 'scheme'.
On another note re the north coast I found out that my descendants ere some of the first 'white' settlers on the mid-north coast. Here's a small extract from the 1947 newspaper where it is acknowledging the passing of my great great great grandmother aged 97 years old.

"She was 97
years of age in August last, and had
resided in this district over 50 years.
She leaves a family of eight sons and
two daughters, besides 49 grand-
children, 60 great-grandchildren and
6 great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased was possessed of a won
derful constitution, typical of the
early pioneers who hewed their way
into the scrubs and forests arid made
homes in the days when there were
no roads and few facilities or com
forts. Despite her great age, the
late Mrs. Reedy retained her facul
ties and remarkably good health.
At the age of 11 years deceased
landed in Sydney with her parents,
from Cornwall, England, where she
was born. They came out in the
sailing vessel Merry Pleasant, and
the voyage occupied nearly seven
months. It almost ended in disaster,
as when approaching Sydney Heads
the vessel mistakenly headed for the
spot where, just a year before, the
Dunbar was wrecked on the rocks.
Fortunately the Merry Pleasant es
caped a similar fate, but during the
few perilous hours while the ship
was in danger of going ashore the
passengers were kept below, and
naturally there was much excitement
abroad. Mrs. Reedy never forgot
that exciting introduction to Austra
lia.
Immediately after landing in Syd
ney, the family went north to the
Macleay River and established them
selves among the earliest pioneers of
the Mid-North Coast. Needless to
say, she saw remarkable changes on
this part of the coast in the three-
parts of a century since she first
took up residence on it.
The Teague family, of which de
ceased was a member, became well-
known on the Macleay, and there
are many descendants to carry on
the good work of their forebears.
Thankful for their deliverance from
a watery grave at the end of their
long voyage to Sydney, the family
transhipped the same day to another
sailing vessel which was to take
them to the Macleay. That short
voyage took a fortnight, at the end
of which time the family were de
lighted to land on the soil on which
they were to make their home.
They were greeted by Mrs. Clark, a
sister of Mrs. Reedy's mother and
one of the first white women to set
tle on the coast. Mrs. Clark had
heard through the meagre means of
news transmission of the time that
the vessel the Teagues were on had
been lost at sea, so the meeting was
the more joyful when it was reveal
ed that the rumour had been incor
rect.

The young couple left the Mac
leay and came further north, to the
Bellinger River, making the journey
over rough bush tracks with horses
and carts to convey their belongings.
That was over 70 years ago. They
took up a selection on the North
Arm of the Bellinger, where Mr.
Reedy cut cedar to keep the pot boil
ing while the farm was being clear
ed as time could be spent on it.
The Bellinger in those days was
alive with blacks. There were only
a few white people. Others besides
the Reedys whom the old lady re
membered were the McFadyens, the
Nicholsons and the Murrays. For
tunately most of the natives were
friendly, and apart from the hard
ships of early pioneering they lived
a peaceful life. They were prac
tically isolated from the outside
world, confined mainly to news only
of their immediate surroundings."

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Blowin commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 11:25am

Pops ...this is an extremely personal question and I completely understand if you flag it , but I’m curious what size mortgage you’ve got . I just like a bit of anecdata to keep me abreast of what’s going down around the place.

Cheers

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sypkan commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 11:35am

I haven't really followed it pops

just seemed a very stark image

she looks like a fucking hero

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Pops commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 12:48pm

.

He who hesitates is lost

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Blowin commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 12:20pm

Cheers Pops.

I don’t particularly enjoy prying but I really appreciate knowing the acceptable limits of debt people will consider and just how normalised these debts have become.

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Blowin commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 12:20pm
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Pops commented Monday, 22 Jun 2020 at 12:49pm

Not sure if normalised/acceptable are the right terms for me - more resignation that that's what it costs to live there, and as WotL says, better to be paying off that debt than paying off someone else's.

He who hesitates is lost