Submitted by Supafreak on Sun, 08/02/2020 - 15:15
Just watched the press release from Dan Andrews and I really feel for how victorians are going to once again pay for others stupidity. Not sure how they are going to police the 1 hour exercise policy but a trip down the coast for a surf could be costly. I understand these new restrictions are mainly Melbourne suburbs and I’m very grateful for where I live NSW Qld border. When we were in shutdown there was no time limit for our exercise thank god as a 3 hour surf kept me sane after losing my job.
What’s the local style in Japan ? Are they down with the shaved look ?
I’ve seen a bit of the toilet-seat look amongst some older Jap crew I surf with sometimes. It makes them look way older.
Check this sneaky shit :
Or gentlemen perhaps try the 'SoHawk' which is a sideways Mohawk. This will be both stylish and will discount any hair loss from the forehead or the back at the top.
So we've got foreign student trials, now foreign workers (cough tourists) thru NZ approved?
Can they get into Vic? Maybe that's the saving grace of being the pariah state.
"How is it highly likely I’ll be a burden on the taxpayer ?"
Firstly blowin. International flights are a fucking mess. Theres no guarantee your ticket is good for a seat, so what then. Show up to an embassy wanting assistance? There's also 30,000 Australians trying to get back into Australia but there are limited flights and limited places in quarantine.
But you want to go on holidays and return on the date of your choosing. If you take a quarantine place at a hotel, that just another Aussie still stuck overseas requiring assistance from embassies.
You're a queue jumper mate, and don't people like you hate others who jump queues at international borders.
"angry online, smiley in the brine"
This was a pretty good article:
"Critics warned that an economy built on perpetual population growth, including students from China and India, would eventually be found out, like a Ponzi scheme. Nobody tipped the test would come in the form of a weird, worldwide virus."
Give it a rest VL your desire to keep on flogging a dead horse is tiring, go and have a surf ya bastard
Oh yeah, just 2 cases in Vic today, that's more like it.
Maybe Dan will let you out of the kennel for 2.5 hours tomorrow ?
"Oh yeah, just 2 cases in Vic today, that's more like it."
This is what happens when leaders rely on science to make policies, and the vast majority of people do the right thing. Let's hope that when restrictions ease it doesn't become a free for all and the vast majority of Victorians don't get complacent and still listen to the experts.
Qldurrz say buck up Cuz...we bring Good News to cheer up our Vic rellies...
"World's most Boring Cities"...c'mon Melbourne...you got this!
Yep! These cities become so boring they now qualifies for a Wiki Title ...
Stand still long enough & Wiki will take note!https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_lockdowns
Columbia - 6 March >
California - 9 March >
Saudi Arabia - 9 March >
Qatar - 11 March >
Manila - 15 March >
California - 19 March >
Clark County (Nevada) - 20 March >
Buenos Aires - 20 March >
Lybia - 22 March >
Costa Rica - 23 March >
Oregon - 24 March >
Wisconsin - 24 March >
Montenegro - 24 March >
Guernsey - 25 March >
Melbourne - 16 March - 11 May (Dobberz XL Smoko) 8 July >
Dobber'z Smoko cost Vic the "Watchin' the Paint Dry" Plaque
tbb is a Lockdown Pro of 16 months & will bore Vic to death for a Top Ten Finish.
PS: There is Premier League
(Most Strictest Police State Lockdown)
Sportsbet have Vic filling all Top Ten positions on the Table!
Interesting stuff VJ.
Can only wait to see what the future holds. My family and I were always planning an escape from the city to the coast at some point in the future. Covid has made this more possible with the new remote work reality.
But, I'm becoming not so sure about the regions (within say 1-2 hours from Melb). They may very well be incapable of responding to the surge in population in a way which benefits livability. Or...they may respond really well.
Melbourne may and likely will lose a lot of what's made it great, but a quieter city may not entirely be a bad thing (cost of living, traffic, over crowding etc. will improve).
I becoming less sure about jumping now and taking a risk on either option, and am kind of planning to stay put for now.
What spot(s) do / did you have in mind Stok?
Victoria- State on the move
How true that’s going to be. Brace yourselves for Mexit *.
*Mexicans exiting their shitful state. OK ...I don’t really think it’s shitful . Just a playful little rivalry I like to indulge in.
Stok I am convinced we are the same person. Am also eyeing off a move coastal with the fam but a little gun shy so maybe I'll let the dust settle for a few months as mortgage holidays end, fed government assistance rolls back and the true picture of how cooked our economy is comes a little clearer. There's also fuck-all out there for sale compared to the average market (I'm renting in a place we like so no massive rush).
Also unsure on where to go. I've crossed Torquay off the list as it's got great surf on the doorstep but it ain't just about me with this move, also reckon there's not much bang for buck there now plus livability queries as the population continues to surge. Don't think I'd do Geelong either. Considering MP way more and more, whether further down or just as far at Mt Martha/Eliza. Nice spots for a family and still close enough to town.
What about this kind of deal ?
Places down there aren’t lasting long. There’s been a flurry of $350K places getting snapped up quick smart.
Bnkref, pretty much anywhere coastal within 2 hours of the city. My work will always be tied to cities so I can't escape into the abyss completely. Had places like Barwon Heads, Anglesea, San Remo and The Island as potentials and were checking out places.
Blowin - I think the Mexit already happened, back in July when borders were closing. Can see that once things get under control here there'll be a pretty good sense of security among the community and Australia as a whole. Whilst I haven't completely agreed with how things were handled here, I know a lot of people wanted strict lockdowns and in some ways showing an ability to beat the second wave will be positive thing. It'll be interesting if another state/city gets slammed, to see how they fair compared to what's been happening here over the last few months.
Dx3 - lol. Maybe we are??? Am I losing it during lockdown and have created an alter ego!? Yeah agree that side of the bay is great too. We just hadn't had our heart set on any particular coast - then Covid happened.
Geez Blowin.......you know Vic Local is going to follow the hook......and sinker.....
I am sure your indulgence will be rewarded..
As for 30,000 Aussies "stuck" overseas, I reckon this is a main stream media hype figure, as 4 months ago they claimed 19k?
You may find we are not stuck at all and we are gladly watching this shit show from afar.....
Most people don't listen with the intent to understand
They listen with the intent to reply.
Give the cold a miss. Save some dollars . Start a new , better life. Fly back to Melbourne when you need a break from fresh fruit , veggies and fish , empty waves , pleasant sunshine and warm water .
All good options there Stok. Pros and cons with each of course.
I've often thought about a move to the coast but I'm city based for work (for now at least) and my wife wouldn't be happy living on the coast unfortunately (for family reasons mainly).
Looks like a nice part of the world there, Blowin
Sure Blowin - would love to live there, but doubt I could maintain my current work. Wife would probably hate it too.
For better or worse I think I'm destined to be a city person. Can't imagine being more than an hour or so from one. It's a curse really.
Also - Melb life is/was actually pretty good. To me human connections is one of the things which makes life great and the mixtures of people you meet and interact with here is pretty special. Cold isn't too bad, the change in season is great and there's plenty of uncrowded waves.
But yeah, can't deny it would be pretty epic living there as a surfer.
I don’t live there Bnkref but I did have a great time yesterday cruising around that river in a tinny. Cleaned up on the whiting on the sandbar straight opposite the house in the picture. Pumped nippers where I stood on the exposed sand then cast them a few metres to those voracious and tasty little buggers.
It’s call Stupid Point if you’re feeling mean and it’s the cheapest coastal real estate in NSW. It’ll be as expensive as everywhere else one day , overlooked completely till recently when it’s starting to move up in price.
Maybe you’d like to live amongst the forest and rivers of Breath country ?
Might even be a few waves around.....
Yeh as much as you see the sunny winter days up north and wonder what could be, I love the seasons of Melbourne, makes you appreciate the great days more. Nothing better than a Melbourne autumn IMO. Not sure how I'd go with the humidity & heat of summer for Syd/Qld. Thankfully my wife is keen to go coastal too within 1/1.5 hrs so at some stage the move will come I reckon.
Or towards the other end of the spectrum, you can have a knock-down job for $1.5m+.
Good spot but.
Where Andy ?
Lennox- Ballina ?
Udo's all over it.
Def be gone before Auction that one
It's just up the road from me, it's an absolute screamer.
$1,500,000 is out of control
Yes and no.
Someone will turn up, put 5 townhouses on it and if they have their shit together will walk away with a million in the hand.
Easy money if you don't mind going through the process (and of course have the money to begin with).
Yeah but it's (the whole Australian market) totally fucked. Economic cleansing.
Covid market will likely push that well over 2mill
Brings a tear to the eye.
I keep telling myself that Casino's not so bad.
My gal is from England but wants to go more remote than me.
Remote meaning inland?
Real estate agents down my way are as popular as boy bands right now. Getting cold called on the reg as the city exodus ramps up. Few people we know have, or are about to, take the good money and run.
Didn't seem that long ago the suburb first cracked a mill, now there are places for $4.5 million on the market.
Anywhere anyway from this relentless gentrification.
If I come back home this is the area I plan to be. Probs around the upper limit of my budget but doable.
I like the look of this place. I could see myself quite content here.
Short of an economic collapse, surely anywhere on/near the coast that isn't
a) freezing cold
c) steaming tropical
must be just about done, and is going to continue going in that direction.
c) precludes waves anyway.
What are the options?
Rent near the coast, buy where you can afford and hope that something changes down the track?
The house around the corner sat amongst others we thought were not worth $650K then the owners did a decent reno on it and it sold for over $2.5M. Some one from somewhere who obviously does not give a fuck that they’ve just been bent over . It’s probably a bargain where they were from.
It seems absolutely crazy. But , like Freeride says , this kind of sale just sends the reno gentrifiers and their flipping mentality into orgasm.
Stunning Zen but for the average guy it's still not cheap and it's a hike to the beaches, which don't have great waves anyway.
Edit: That actually freaks me out a bit Zen, it's basically 3/4 of a million for an upmarket shed. Absolutely lovely but it looks like it's a nice shed.
Andy - sick waves / fishing / diving
Zen....was very nice indeed.
Blank canvas Andy.
If that's your blank canvas Zen you're doing a lot better than me financially.
Don't listen to Blowin. I reckon the fishings over rated, doesn't get any swell from the south, and the beaches around there never have decent banks. Not to mention the weirdo eclectic locals. Far from anywhere, should be on no one's list.