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Circumnavigation (99 +3) Welcome to Australia

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"Welcome to Australia" may, or may not, be up yet, depending on when you are reading this. It's slated to automatically post as 4pm Monday because I'm going out of town for a few days, so I used timed-posting in the GA stories software. I can't, however, do that with the thread, and I like to directly link the thread from the chapter, so that means it has to be created before I load the chapter.

 

The chapter number... well, let's call it AUD 69, as demanded by Australian Maths. However, if you're one of those folks who are having trouble with Australian maths, feel free to turn that 69 upside down, for the northern hemisphere number.

 

The chapter is slated to post at 4pm Monday. I'm not sure whether that's my time (Mountain standard) or the server's time, which I think it Eastern. When the chapter appears, the link should work. I hope. If not, we can all blame Wildone. Posted Image

 

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Did George n Bridget mess up? Is there something we don't know what their up to? Perhaps they think they are being tap?

so it looks like they won't know that there won't be a search for ares?

now it be interesting if Rachel is smart enough to now search kooloberra for some hidden stuff.

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once agian, you do write the most stressful stories!!! Great Stuff!

I sincerely hope that the drugs were removed and it's not incompetent Australia Customs!!

If there are no drugs found I hope that this will make Bridget/George angry enough to do something stupid, thereby exposing themselves.....

Thanks

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Not sure how you do it, but I swear the level of adrenalin rise goes up with each chapter recently. Whew!

 

Now, does the mistake of George cancel out the mistake of Gonzalez and Henry (who I still think should end up as boyfriends), kind of like a double negative in English or does it reinforce the impact like a double negative in Spanish?

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Posted Image .............. Well, what a mystery here, where did the drugs go? I can only think of Henry;

 

Henry considered that for a few moments. “I like it. The problem is that bug in Joel’s car – I removed it, by the way...." Hmm, Joel loaded the suitcases in his car on Tuesday after school and home chores, so that means Lisa and Joel leave for Perth on Wednesday arriving on Thursday.

 

Kinda risky.... and I'd much prefer something with audio capability, like you put in Joel’s car. Sounds to me like Henry caught that part of the conversation between Lisa and Joel regarding the suitcases and checked them out found the coke and removed it.

 

Hehehe, Henry wanted to swap a tire again, I wonder if he planned to give George back the present he and Bridget gave Lisa and Joel?

 

 

The narrator cannot lie;

 

He found nothing due to there being nothing to find, so after another trip through the baggage scanner and past the dogs, Lisa and Joel were allowed to repack, and then sent on their way with an apology. “False alarm, from the look of it. Sorry for the delay. I’ll have an officer escort you over to the domestic terminal, for your flight to Perth. Welcome to Australia.”

 

With Gonzales hot on George's trail, I thought it stupid that George would use an office phone to warn customs of an impending drug smuggling operation at Perth

 

Great chapter CJ!

Edited by Benji

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The story still has me wondering. B'stoke is in the area and knows where the K is. L & J skip thru Aussie customs despite the tip. Perth is tempting for Trev and Shane. Rachel gave Gonzales plenty to think about and he is calling a forensic accountant? Dirk & Jim are still clueless about Trevor, as he is about them. So many loose ends...

 

Now to wait another week.

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Posted Image .............. Well, what a mystery here, where did the drugs go? I can only think of Henry;

 

Henry considered that for a few moments. “I like it. The problem is that bug in Joel’s car – I removed it, by the way...." Hmm, Joel loaded the suitcases in his car on Tuesday after school and home chores, so that means Lisa and Joel leave for Perth on Wednesday arriving on Thursday.

 

Kinda risky.... and I'd much prefer something with audio capability, like you put in Joel’s car. Sounds to me like Henry caught that part of the conversation between Lisa and Joel regarding the suitcases and checked them out found the coke and removed it.

 

Hehehe, Henry wanted to swap a tire again, I wonder if he planned to give George back the present he and Bridget gave Lisa and Joel?

 

 

The narrator cannot lie;

 

He found nothing due to there being nothing to find, so after another trip through the baggage scanner and past the dogs, Lisa and Joel were allowed to repack, and then sent on their way with an apology. “False alarm, from the look of it. Sorry for the delay. I’ll have an officer escort you over to the domestic terminal, for your flight to Perth. Welcome to Australia.”

 

With Gonzales hot on George's trail, I thought it stupid that George would use an office phone to warn customs of an impending drug smuggling operation at Perth

 

Great chapter CJ!

 

You'd have thought that Henry might mention it to Gonzales if he had removed drugs from the luggage Bridget gave to Lisa, wouldn't you?

 

And, yes, I thought it a bit daft for George to be calling Australia on the office phone. It's hard to imagine that their system wouldn't log an international call. I suppose the drug squad do make international calls more than most policemen, but it still creates a trail that you'd think he'd want to avoid.

 

It occurred to me that the Aussies would have more problem with the tortilla chips - they have very strict rules about taking food into the country. You're not even supposed to carry food between states - I remember seeing bins on railway stations in Western Australia for passengers from the east to dump food into. There are some exceptions - chocolate is OK, for example - and maybe cooked and sealed foods like the chips are OK too. I haven't tried.

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The story still has me wondering.   B'stoke is in the area and knows where the K is.  L & J skip thru Aussie customs despite the tip.  Perth is tempting for Trev and Shane.   Rachel gave Gonzales plenty to think about and he is calling a forensic accountant?  Dirk & Jim are still clueless about Trevor,  as he is about them.   So many loose ends...

 

Now to wait another week.

 

Don't fret - it's all building up nicely to a blood-spattered finale.

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I'm just thinking out loud here, but is there any chance that George isn't corrupt at all but that he's working under cover to expose Bridget and Sanchez? Maybe he thinks that Gonzalez is the rotten egg in the department which is why he's looking at his actions suspiciously.

 

Perhaps there never were any drugs or, if there were, George whipped them out before Bridget gave the suitcases to Lisa.

 

I mean, they have to have gone somewhere.

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I'm just thinking out loud here, but is there any chance that George isn't corrupt at all but that he's working under cover to expose Bridget and Sanchez? Maybe he thinks that Gonzalez is the rotten egg in the department which is why he's looking at his actions suspiciously. Perhaps there never were any drugs or, if there were, George whipped them out before Bridget gave the suitcases to Lisa. I mean, they have to have gone somewhere.

I'm just thinking out loud here, but is there any chance that George isn't corrupt at all but that he's working under cover to expose Bridget and Sanchez? Maybe he thinks that Gonzalez is the rotten egg in the department which is why he's looking at his actions suspiciously. Perhaps there never were any drugs or, if there were, George whipped them out before Bridget gave the suitcases to Lisa. I mean, they have to have gone somewhere.

Posted Image .............. If Henry removed the drugs to plant on George he could not very well tell Gonzales that. If George didn't plant the drugs in the suitcases then he is betraying Bridget, maybe he sees the ship sinking and is bailing out. Still don't know who he is meeting out at sea and I still believe him to be a dirty cop, after all he has made several money/drug deliveries for the cartel. George is out to save his own hide!

 

I think it is more likely that Bridget had changed out the suitcases by giving Lisa and Joel new ones. Retrieved the drugs to plant on George, she most likely has a gps on the Sea Witch and is wondering where George goes? Otherwise George would have never made that phone call.

Edited by Benji

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You know, an interesting but unexpected conclusion to the story would be for B-stroke to succeed in killing Trevor, Lisa, Joel and Shane along with mommy, step-daddy, uncle and auntie. Nothing explosive, something face-to-face. :o

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You know, an interesting but unexpected conclusion to the story would be for B-stroke to succeed in killing Trevor, Lisa, Joel and Shane along with mommy, step-daddy, uncle and auntie. Nothing explosive, something face-to-face. Posted Image

 

You know, an interesting but unexpected conclusion to the story would be for B-stroke to succeed in killing Trevor, Lisa, Joel and Shane along with mommy, step-daddy, uncle and auntie. Nothing explosive, something face-to-face. Posted Image

 

Posted Image ..........True, but I doubt our goat cannot resist giving our hero's a farewell by sailing off into the sunrise!! Posted Image

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You know, an interesting but unexpected conclusion to the story would be for B-stroke to succeed in killing Trevor, Lisa, Joel and Shane along with mommy, step-daddy, uncle and auntie. Nothing explosive, something face-to-face. Posted Image

 

You're thinking something more personal? Posted Image

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You're thinking something more personal?  Posted Image

 

Well, hacking off someone's head is kinda personal, dontcha think Posted Image

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well the saying goes.....Two Heads are better than One Posted Image

 

Edit to add:

 

I had a message for CJ before he left....

 

Anyone who accuses me of cliffhangers are so wrong, I could have stopped the chapter right when Lisa and Joel were pulled into customs.

Edited by wildone

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Hey the title of the chapter is a cliff hanger!!! or rather the officers greeting Lisa n Joel sparks a cliff hanger?

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Wow, I've finally caught up to the author, how cool is that. This is my first post and I want to say that as a middle aged MD your novel is extraordinary. Your story has everything; intrique, murder, mystery, coming of age, travel, etc etc. It's every bit as entertaining as a Ludlum, Brown or King. I can't imagine how much effort it must take to research and verify the facts you so skillfully weave into the story, how one can coordinate what you said in chapter one, a year ago and still have relevance in chapter 102 is remarkable. Anyway thanks so much for sharing your gift with us, I can't wait for the chips to fall, and oh, by the way thank you Henry for helping to save our two lambs from slaughter, I look forward to a very Merry Christmas reunion indeed!!! Posted Image

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Point Peron and Garden Island hold lots of childhood memories for me but of course the security is a lot steeper since the building of the naval base and causeway. There used to be a sand bar across from Point Peron to the Island and most folks could walk/swim across. A nice safe place to have Kookaburra moored.Posted Image Posted Image Looking forwards to the reunion in Perth.Posted Image

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Posted Image ...................Oppps! I was supposed to release the title of the next chapter on Thursday or Friday Posted Image Honestly, I forgot because I was having issues with my PC. Better late then never! Posted Image

 

" Breakfast at the Farm"

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I'm back, got in yesterday after a brutal drive, the last 100 miles in a raging blizzard, and have been busy as heck ever since. I love the posts above (thanks!!!), and I'll be back to reply soon, probably tomorrow, but right now I think I'd best work on getting the chapter ready to post so it won't be late.

 

One thing though... is there a cliffhanger around here? Sad to say, yes! I see it, quite clearly, in the post above... Benji left us HANGING for the chapter title, so Benji is clearly guilty of a cliffhanger!!!! Posted Image

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Goat, you were supposed to leave the coke in the suitcases. Not take it for yourself. Posted Image

 

Hey now! You're one to talk, seeing as how you're a partner of Bridget Bellevue in Rob's Marine! We've seen Rob once, and he's mentioned as being young, and having a Jersey accent... :P

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Hey now! You're one to talk, seeing as how you're a partner of Bridget Bellevue in Rob's Marine! We've seen Rob once, and he's mentioned as being young, and having a Jersey accent... :P

 

Lies! Now where's my cawfee...

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