• 1999 Wollongong RSS Feed

    Published on 28-11-1999 12:03 AM

    Departed at 7.15 am and returned at approx. 4.00 pm.
    Sea Conditions: Uncomfortable (well for me).
    Weather: OvercastWind: South East winds to 20 Knots.
    Water temperature NA
    Those on board,Phil Hansbro, Pete Milburn, Richard Baxter, Damien Baxter, Ray Everett,David Brown, Doug Futuyma, Graham Barwell, Andrew Stafford and Tony Palliser.
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    Published on 27-09-1999 12:01 AM

    Conditions:

    Departed at 7.15 am and returned at approx. 4.30 pm.
    Sea Conditions: Calm
    Weather: Warm, overcast and some rain.
    Wind: Winds: ESE very light
    Water temperature: Unavailable
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    Published on 29-08-1999 11:59 PM

    Departed at 7.15 am and returned at approx. 4.00 pm.
    Sea Conditions: Slight swell to 1 1/2 metres.
    Weather: fine and warm.
    Wind: Winds E-NE
    Water temperature 17.9 to 19.2 degrees C.

    Summary:

    A great day but a distinct lack of albatross and other southerly
    species compared to last weeks trip The northeasterly winds and the warm weather no doubt pushing these birds further south. However, we still produced a more than reasonable day list. The real highlight and yet another addition to this years tally of birds from Wollongong a FULL summer plumaged ARCTIC TERN. This bird was particularly cooperative and followed the boat intermittently for an hour so. Allowing close observations and photographs (hopefully!).
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    Published on 22-08-1999 11:56 PM

    Departed at 7.15 am and returned at approx. 17:45 pm.
    Sea Conditions: Sea southerly, sea to 1.5 metre on a 1.5 - 2.5 metre swell.
    Weather: Cool southerly breeze, partially overcast with long sunny periods.
    Air temperature 12 to 19 C.
    Wind: Southerly, variable, 5 to 15 knots.
    Water temperature 16.1 to 18.8 degrees C.
    Primary chumming location 34 32' S - 15115' E: Water depth 200 FM
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    Published on 25-07-1999 11:50 PM

    Conditions:

    Departed at 7.15 am and returned at approx. 3.00 pm.
    Sea Conditions: Sea southerly, rising 3 to 5 metres on a 1 - 3.0 metre swell.
    Weather: Cool southerly winds, generally overcastwith heavy rain squalls and even with some sunny periods later! Air temperature 8 to 15 C.
    Wind: up to 35 knots.
    Water temperature 16.5 to 17.5 degrees C.
    Primary chumming location 34 39' S - 151 09' E
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    Published on 03-07-1999 11:48 PM

    Report prepared by Tony Palliser & P. Milburn

    Conditions:


    Departed at 7.10 am and returned at approx. 5.30 pm.
    Sea Conditions: Sea southerly, 1 to 2 metres on a 2-3 metre swell.
    Weather: Cold southerly winds, some light rain. Air temperature 8 to 15 C.
    Wind: up to 20 knots.
    Water temperature 15.3 to 18.5 degrees C.
    Primary chumming location 34'35 - 151'18.

    Summary:

    This is the one we have all been waiting for... I would not have thought it possible to improve on last weeks amazing trip, but it happened. Another pelagic that will go down in history as one of the all time greats...
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    Published on 27-06-1999 11:45 PM

    Report prepared by Tony Palliser & P. Milburn

    Conditions:


    Departed at 7.15 am and returned at approx. 4.30 pm.
    Sea Conditions: Swell 2 to 3 metre, SE
    Weather: Mostly fine with some cloud cover.
    Wind: Light around 10 to 15 knots from the South South East
    Water temperature 16.8 to 18.7 degrees C.
    Primary chumming location 34'31 - 151'20.
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    Published on 28-03-1999 11:41 PM

    Departed at 7.15 am and returned at approx. 2.30 pm.
    Sea UGLY+ rising to over 3m later with a S swell increasing from1.5 to 3.0 m.
    Winds S from 15 to 35 Kts with much stronger squalls.
    Weather variable, rain squalls early, clearing with bright periods later in the day.
    Air temperature range: 18 to 24 C.
    Water temperature 19.9 to 22.3 degrees C.
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