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P-DAY#10.1

November 7 2011 at 12:21 AM

  (Login VolkerWiegmann)
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from IP address 203.39.185.67

Hi all,

i'll start my personal p-day report from paradise, trying to put some words to the photos which speak for themselves. Just one word: fantastic!

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getting my gear ready on monday, october 31st. Excitement was off the roof... YOUBET happy.gif

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had a fantastic 11 hour flight with Lufthansa's "big bird" A380 which delivered me to Singapore airport. Huge one that is, like a city itself...! I arrived in the afternoon there. Luckily I found some hours of sleep, together with the adrenaline overdose I was in good mode.

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Had about 4 hours until the trip continued with Singapore Airlines. Next stop: DOWN UNDER!!!

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Touchdown Brisbane early morning after an 8 hour flight. It was wednesday morning DU, so the entire tuesday was gone for travelling, but who cares when you can realize a long lasted dream...

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Another short stop at Brisbane domestic airport before leaving to Hamilton Island flying Virgin Blue... I met the Wittenbergs at the domestic airport and later during the flight to Hamo, I noticed that the Conways were on the same way too.. how cool is that?

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...arrived in paradise.

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well... this was a moment I was waiting for 6 years. I know Hammer since the early days in paneristi.com and met Hammer in person back in 2005 when he came to Germany for P-DAY in Frankfurt. It was about time to meet again... a moment I will never forget. I will carry this moment forever with me.

(thanks Gary, for capturing that very moment)

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What a welcome. Yes, the biff is back! Hagen, Gary and Hammer were waiting for us at the Hamilton Island airport. Great to see these mates again.

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Am I dreaming? No, its paradise. View from my room to catseye beach.... wow!

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THE MAN himself. Meeting at the hotel bar for a chat. This time a REAL chat. Face to face. It became real...

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Eddie's cute daughter Elodie. After my daughter Emily saw Eddie's posting about her new room with the graffiti done by the melbourne artist, she decided to make her a little gift in shape of a handmade teddybear - of course it had to be a pink one... wink.gif

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1-800 ASK GARY on duty.

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After a little break I went out for a little walk to the beach which was right infront of the hotel. What a stunning place this is...

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In the evening we went to the viewpoint called One Tree Hill for catching the first sunset in paradise. Eddie: it was a pleasure to finally meet you in person!

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First dinner together with other early arrivals in the hotel. Luke, Geoff and some others on the table. Know them for a long time from the forum, now finally at the same table.

Thanks for looking. To be continued.
Volker






representin' the DNA of Panerai

 
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