Saturday, March 01, 2008

New Sandbar?

I thought a new sand bar had formed over night. No, can not, not right in the middle of a shipping channel. Ah, what funny looking boat.

Not a new sand bar but the Queen of the Netherlands dredge is busy at work off Middle Park Beach. The water has turned a delightful colour. Read about a toxic dump coming to a beach near you soon here. I am off for a swim now, in our own pool full of toxic chemicals but at least I know what they are.

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  1. A nice, succinct and informative post. It's a very worrying sign, admittedly - and the pusillanimous Labor party bowing to its evil leader Brumby.

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  2. Didn't the process start under Kennett? It is so much easier to blame Libs than Labor.

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  3. I shall await the arrival of The Simpsons 3 eyed fish in my local fish mongers soon.
    Those who grow their own fish hatchlings in their backyard pools are on to something I suspect...

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  4. Mutterings of curses and nashing of teeth from over here Andrew.

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  5. The process was instigated by Labor. Labor I blame Labor and therefore blame brumby for being the figurehead of Labor. But yes, granted, Kennett did do a lot of damage (Crown Casino, Citylink).

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  6. Speaking of Jayne, is the fish monger still in Portman street? The one with the water running down the window.

    LiD, on Saturday they rested, but back hard at it Sunday.

    Yes Reuben, it was. But the culture of this style of operation started under Kennett and Bracks and Brumby continue it on, albeit a little more gently usually than Kennett ever did.

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  7. LMAO Yes Andrew it's still there !

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  8. I would guess that it has been there over forty years Jayne.

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  9. Fair enough, Andrew - but it just goes to support my theory all along that the only significant difference between "new Labor" and the Libs is a semantic one.

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  10. You do mean the one on the corner, near the station?
    Had a massive renovation 2 or 3 years ago after the building sold for some disgusting amount like $2.9 mill with improvements (both upstairs and down) costing over another $1 mill.
    But the pool table is still upstairs, of course LOL.

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  11. Pains me to say it Reuben, but it pretty well is just semantics.

    Jayne, I have to keep looking at the map. I think it was between Station and Eaton Streets, but a bit hazy now. Eaton Street of course was not a mall.

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  12. And how my granparents' used to rant about the cost of turning it into a mall.

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  13. Hmmm I can remember the German butchers (still there) Greys newsagency(gone),Winemaster grog shop(gone) Frock shop on Eaton st corner(gone)tiny hairdressers(gone).
    Might be where the Market was built(ugly,smelly concrete eyesore) that goes through to Chester St.

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  14. I remember now, just east of Eaton Street in Portman. Oddly, I can remember the frock shop on the corner, but only because my mother used to shop there.

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  15. Spoke to a friend this morning, she remembers where the fish shop was- she thinks it's now remodeled and divided into 2 shops, a butcher and fish mongers.
    That frock shop only just disappeared about 5 years ago lol.

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  16. Frock shop perhaps called Debbie Anne? LiD wrote an interesting post about Oakleigh a day or so ago.

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