pelagic prices

To: Tony Russell <>, 'michael hunter' <>, <>
Subject: pelagic prices
From: Simon Mustoe <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 06:15:33 +0000
Tony....that is because no-one actually agrees with you.

Simon Mustoe.

> From: > To: ; 
> > Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] pelagic prices> Date: 
> Fri, 20 Jun 2008 15:00:40 +0930> > Some of you people can't, or refuse to see 
> my point ! > All I've been saying is that if someone is winning themselves a 
> freebie> then say so up front to allow prospective clients to know what's 
> going> on. If organisers try to have their tick lists and reputations pumped> 
> up by organising free trips then let them go for it, I have no problem> with 
> that.> I couldn't care less whether some of the persons mentioned below ( 
> note,> not by me) make a bloody fortune or go bust out of trips, just be 
> open> and quite clear up front as to how trips are costed.> > Anyone for a 
> boat trip on Lake Eyre ?> > -----Original Message-----> From: 
> >  
> On Behalf Of michael hunter> Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 10:25 AM> To: 
> > Subject: [Birding-Aus] pelagic prices> > > Dear 
> All,> As an avid consumer of guided and independent bird trips on land and> 
> sea for many years, both domestc and international as Qantas might say,> 
> might I suggest that Australian birdos are exceptionally fortunate to> have 
> the variety of pelagics on offer, to places that mere mortals> rarely get to. 
> The Kimberley coast, Ashmore Reef, Torres Strait,> Christmas Island and the 
> South-east Pacific are among the most> interesting areas we have ever 
> visited, birding or otherwise, and> exposure to the wealth of knowledge 
> freely given by the leaders and> experienced others is like a University 
> course on seabird> identification. For those not prone to the mal-de-mer, the 
> coastal trips> are also brilliant experiences, as well as often accessing 
> great birds> The likes of Tony Palliser, Mike Carter, Richard Baxter and 
> Phil> Hansboro among others, put in huge amounts of time and effort into> 
> organising these trips, which are non-profit in the financial sense and> as 
> Richard has noted, actually cost the organisers.> Any miseries out there 
> carping about possible freebies should get> things into perspective. These 
> guys (and Inga) have added a huge extra> dimension to Australian birding, and 
> I for one am grateful to them.> > > Cheers> > Michael> PS, no charge for the 
> testimonial fellas.> > Michael Hunter> Mulgoa Valley> 50km west of Sydney 
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