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November 7 2011 at 12:21 AM

Volker Wiegmann  (Login VolkerWiegmann)
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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






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docfink
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Wonderful post, Volker--thanks!

November 7 2011, 12:52 AM 



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hongT
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Wonderful post V man!

November 7 2011, 2:02 AM 

Waiting for Part 2! happy.gif

Cheers wink.gif
HongT

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RIDE
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Wonderful report Volker!

November 7 2011, 2:16 AM 

I look forward to seeing the rest! happy.gif

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Eddie Sanchez
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What a great post, Volker!!

November 7 2011, 2:16 AM 

It's good to see you and Hammer reunited again after all those years! happy.gif

Thanks for the killer "view" shots! Wow! You know you are in paradise when every which way you turn is stunning!

Looking forward to more posts!!

Cheers!

Eddie "Sharkman" Sanchez

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P U R A V I D A !
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JZ365
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Superb Post Volker ...

November 7 2011, 2:32 AM 

Looking forward to the next one > TY !


Cheers
Jose

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Juan
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It's gonna be tough to top this P-day...>>

November 7 2011, 2:58 AM 

it looks like paradise down there !! Thanks Volker.

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Pats
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Wow long way to travel

November 7 2011, 4:38 AM 

But well worth it for the mates and paradise island

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Jens
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danke Volker fürs mitnehmen

November 7 2011, 5:09 AM 

.nt

 
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L(uke)
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Volker! We finally meet!!! >>>

November 7 2011, 7:01 AM 


What a terrific experience in a wonderful place!!! Thanks for reliving the moments! I can't get enough of paradise. happy.gif

BTW, what a thoughtful gift. Elodie was all smiles. happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif



-luke

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Kerwin
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Great post Volker! :) nt

November 7 2011, 7:32 AM 



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Robbie-Do
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Love that old steel Volker

November 7 2011, 8:55 AM 

Thank you for bringing it along and letting us enjoy it.

Rob (Melbourne, Australia)

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Krieng
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Great post Volker, especially the wondeful moment - nt

November 7 2011, 1:49 PM 



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TR
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Awesome post!!! Thanks for sharing, Volker. Please keep 'em coming.

November 7 2011, 4:51 PM 



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