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#1 Nitrogen Jones

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 02:39 PM

Recount of a trip to Eastern Fields, and into Australian economic zone waters aboard the Golden Dawn last winter. Took a bit long to get it published, salt mine duties intervened, and also needed to let the memories ferment for a bit to develop the necessary flavors. Interested to compare notes with others who have visited Ashmore & Boot.

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#2 scorpio_fish

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:03 AM

Wish I could see it. Apparently one needs a google account to view it. I clicked on to get one and it went nowhere.
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#3 Christian K

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:37 AM

NJ, Why not put it somwhere more accesible? I would also like to see it.

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#4 pmooney

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:19 AM

I have a Gmail account and still cannot access the site.
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#5 pmooney

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:27 AM

Recount of a trip to Eastern Fields, and into Australian economic zone waters aboard the Golden Dawn last winter. Took a bit long to get it published, salt mine duties intervened, and also needed to let the memories ferment for a bit to develop the necessary flavors. Interested to compare notes with others who have visited Ashmore & Boot.

Cheers!

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Mmmm - just the mention of the Eastern Fields get my attention. Carl's is my absolute favourite dive ever - on our expedition this past January we did over 30 dives with out shifting the boat.
Interesting observation from that expedition was No Sharks which had not been my experience on a number of expeditions albeit a few years ago , makes me think the longliners / finning operations have been through the area.

Have not been to Portlock or Ashmore for a few years now - hope it is still sharky.

Let's go.

Edited by pmooney, 15 September 2008 - 06:27 AM.


#6 Nitrogen Jones

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:49 AM

Sorry, forgot to share after publishing... plz try again :uwphotog:
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#7 Lionfish43

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:24 AM

Great report!! The images really conveyed a sense of the place...thanks.
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#8 Christian K

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 12:29 PM

Thank's for the report. Very nicely put together and some good images there.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 01:07 PM

It breaks my heart to hear about the fishermen at EF....we were last there Christmas, 2006 and saw fabulous reefs & lots of fish EVERYWHERE!
Photos are fabulous and bring back lots of great memories...thanks for the comprehensive report :uwphotog:
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