To: <>
Subject: Pelagics
From: "McGowan, John" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 19:40:21 +1000
G'day Birders
Perhaps we can put this incredibily interesting topic to bed with a
win-win.  The 'other folk' agree to pay the organiser's costs and the
organiser gets sea sick for them
John Mc


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of

Sent: Friday, 20 June 2008 4:52 PM
Subject: Pelagics

Hi all,

Surely, as in all purchases of goods or services, one checks the price
and judges if, in ones own opinion, that price is fair or not.

If I buy a ride on a pelagic or any other birding trip I do so because I
am happy to pay the amount asked so as to receive the hoped for outcome
- a pleasant trip with pleasant companions and the chance of seeing some

It matters not to me what others pay, I have paid what to ME seems fair
value for money. If it is a good trip I am happy to pay the same again;
if not, then I will go somewhere else. And the same argument stands for
a box of eggs, a book or any other purchase.

But for the main point of my email: I doubt that all this discussion
will resolve anything. Trips will come and trips will go. We will all
make our choices freely based on the available information at the time.
All that is happening now is that my inbox is clogged with this circular
discussion that I doubt will ever end in mutual agreement.

Please, has anyone seen any interesting birds around Victoria that may
lure me from my cold little house. I promise not to get upset because I
have had to pay $1.70/litre for petrol when someone else is getting it
for $1.64 (smile).

All said with a big smile and the hope that we are all seeing
interesting birds and listing them on the B-A atlas.

Oh, and happy winter solstice everyone


To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)

To unsubscribe from this mailing list,
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Pelagics, jennifer.spry
    • Pelagics, McGowan, John <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU