Melbourne to Perth on Virgin Blue

  • Christel New Zealand (Private)
    8 years 4 months ago
    A wide brown land 001
    John reckons this is a dried out salt lake. I don't think so but haven't got a clue what it might be. Looks man made. Very interesting photo. Those straight lines, are they streets? And look at the squares here in front, they look a bit like pyramids.
  • 8 years 4 months ago
    Quarantine dog has smelt something suspicious
    Does the dog travel on all the flights

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    Hi Cath, no it's on the ground near the baggage carousel. It goes around sniffing all he luggage and if it finds something that smells like contraband fruit it will sit down next to the bag.
  • LesTension Premium user United States (Private)
    8 years 5 months ago
    Welcome to Perth
    One of our local boys was an exchange student in Perth about 25 years ago. He has fond memories of playing Aussie Rules football.........and swimming with sharks.

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    I prefer rugby league myself, but Aussie Rules is a great game too. I played it for 12 months when I spent a year in Victoria.
  • LesTension Premium user United States (Private)
    8 years 5 months ago
    Swan River 002
    Probably no crocks in here.........too far west, right? Any fishing?

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    This is actually the Swan River which empties into the Indian Ocean. My brother in law lives in a house with river frontage - it's great! Fishing and sharks are plentiful but no crocs that I am aware of. They are plentiful in the northern part of the state.
  • LesTension Premium user United States (Private)
    8 years 5 months ago
    Great Australian Bight coastline 004
    Whatza Bight, mate? If the coastline is REALLY long, would that be a megabight? ROFL!

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    It's called the Great Australian Bight and it looks from the air like someone has taken a great big bite out of the country. Megabight is good :-)
  • LesTension Premium user United States (Private)
    8 years 5 months ago
    GPS 719 kms per hour over Calare Downs
    This is amazing Peter. How ever did you get a signal inside the plane? Were you hanging out the window?

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    I had to hold the unit against the window glass. It worked better at higher altitudes. I couldn't get a fix below 6,000 metres for some reason. Closer to the satellites maybe gave a stronger signal?