Its that time of year again

Well, it seems the masses have made it to Exmouth.  It signifies the time to lock the doors, close the windows and take the keys out of the ignition.  Other symbols are the new graffiti on street signs (I mean really), mass sausage fest at the potshot, queues of people at the boat ramps and shopping center and a general I'm in a hurry/angry type vibe.  Just a pointer for some, come to our quiet little cosy town but check the attitude before arriving, it will make time spent up here so much more enjoyable not only for you but for everyone.

Also, for those planning to keep fish in quantity, there have been fisheries and police road blocks out of town lately and theres likely to be more in the coming weeks....  So do the right thing or find yourself with no fish and big fines! 

Cheers,
Adam

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Wed, 2010-04-07 13:26

I can imagine the locals would happy and sad at the same time. Busy ramps and piss ups but also lots of dollars!!!!
I think like adam says leave ur attitude at home and use common sense and manners at the ramps and public venues and all will run smoothly. Visitors just have to realise that people live there, you may be there for one or two weeks and you can leave, so respect for the locals is also important. JMO

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Wed, 2010-04-07 14:10

Its the complete opposite down south. We are at the end of the tourist season.

In two more weeks things should get a lot less busy. Gets crazy down here from schoolies until after easter school holidays.

Tourists can be a pain in the arse at times, but without them a lot of locals would struggle to survive.

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its a 2 way street

Wed, 2010-04-07 15:25

plenty of locals have an attitude problem as well.

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yep

Wed, 2010-04-07 17:34

Agree Huggy, no denying that.  But seeing as we have about 4 Exxy members on here I thought I would put it out there for those coming this way.

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I reckon

Wed, 2010-04-07 18:09

we should look to semi pro for inspiration. As the great Jacky Moon said

 

 

 

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wish i could just

Wed, 2010-04-07 18:15

wish i could just lock the gates to my favourite fishing spot too.

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Atitude

Wed, 2010-04-07 18:17

After returning from Exmouth on Saturday,I stopped in at the Caltex servo at the T junction in Carnarvon to refuel.The staff deserve medals putting up with the insolent,impatient travellers in a hurry to get back on the road to their holiday destinations.

The impression I got was that "we are on holidays and everyone is only there to serve us!!",also once they are on holiday they turn the brain off as well.

Glad I don't work there or there would have been some sharp replies to the idiotic demands I overheard.

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Know how you feel is a pain

Wed, 2010-04-07 18:28

Know how you feel is a pain in the ass when people invade your town,Yanchep is on the down hill run now. Marmion av is here ,bloody people everywere,more people more break ins graffiti,still at least you have some releaf when its summer .and the heat is on .see you in 5 weeks and i will be on my best behaviour, but im not to sure on Jody,she could run amuck,with jesse .

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Just starting to arrive up

Wed, 2010-04-07 19:12

Just starting to arrive up here in Broome as well.The usual whingeing about the cost of everything from fuel to newspapers. At least we won't get done for speeding while they drive around at 20km's looking at everything but the road.Laughing

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Tyre

Wed, 2010-04-07 19:24

Blew a tyre on the boat trailer about 60k short of Carnarvon on the way home.Took it in to get a new one and asked Andrew at Jolly's tyres how his Easter went. He replied that he'd been called out about 20 times for people who had done tyres on trailer.He stated most of the ones that blew were old and cracked,probably haven't turned since last Easter.

Always the same at school holidays,little or no preparation done on the trailer but all the latest camping and boat gear.

Must have got out of Two Rocks at the right time Paul,was still like a small fishing village then and everyone was sweating on Marmion ave being extended and now it seems the locals regret its coming

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Not disagreeing

Wed, 2010-04-07 19:51

Good business for Andrew tho.

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Double edged sword

Wed, 2010-04-07 19:41

The "sleepy" towns of Yancep and Two Rocks are now seeing progress and land development which ultimately will see increases in land prices, increase in property values for locals and an increase in population. There have to be many benefits for both towns although I admit some people up there will be upset because they moved there to get away from the big smoke.

Let's face it guys, both towns have had a reputation in the past for harboring seasonal workers who like to run a muck. Burnouts, arson and drugs are something that has been prevelant up there for some time. Having said all that of course it's a great place to go so long as the city of Wanneroo don't do dumb things like ban fishing in the lagoon etc.

 

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The "sleepy" towns of Yancep

Wed, 2010-04-07 20:55

The "sleepy" towns of Yancep and Two Rocks are now seeing progress and land development which ultimately will see increases in land prices, increase in property values for locals and an increase in population.

No offence intended Uncut.  Increased land prices equals increased council rates.  Some people move to these places for the respite and a bit of solitude.  They really dont care about capital appreciation.  Its not why theyre there. 

Remember when blocks at Yanchep were $9000 not far from the beach Laughing

 

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Agreed for sure

Wed, 2010-04-07 21:04

I did make some mention respectfully to those who did move up there for an escape and I do feel for them. So where to now? Do they move again to Jurien or somewhere like that? From what I am seeing Marmion Ave may well hit there before too long LOL. It's the urban sprawl where nobody wants to live more than 5 kms from the ocean and infrastructure won't allow it anyway.

My only wish is that you get a decent servo up there sometime soon (or have I missed something?).

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Growing up in Wanneroo and

Wed, 2010-04-07 21:00

Growing up in Wanneroo and still having some Yanga and Two Rocks mates, I'd have to agree.  Don't get me wrong, I love both towns and all the people I know from up there but that's the sort of reputation they had when I went to school.  Not that Wanneroo was much better.  I remember going to some pretty wild parties up there but then again, I went to some pretty wild parties at other places too!

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Sorry, kinda got off topic

Wed, 2010-04-07 21:03

Sorry, kinda got off topic there.  Have'nt ventured up to Exmouth yet but if/when I do, I promise to be on my best behaviour.  Personally I prefer to get to know the locals when I go on holidays rather than piss them off!  The last thing you wanna do is trash the joint.

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most of the popular

Wed, 2010-04-07 22:02

most of the popular terrorist spots get like that when people go on holidays. lots to do but little time to do it. i prefer the opposite , take it easy and slow things right down

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It's a bit like biting the

Wed, 2010-04-07 23:06

It's a bit like biting the hand that feeds you. If you dont like busy ramps and queues at the petrol station/ supermarket, why organise a fishing comp during peak season? I'm pretty sure alot of local business's need  the tourist dollar to survive and they would be appreciative of you organising a comp like you have, which in turn would generate extra cash for the town (especially mr lighthouse caravan park man). I wonder if they all feel the same way as you do. As for the grafitti, more than likely a carnarvonite.

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hmmm

Thu, 2010-04-08 06:46

Sure I don't like queues, nobody does.  I just asked for people to check their attitude at the door first.... (Especially for our fishing comp) Also to watch out for vandals and theft and to be wary of their possession limits and labelling... Read into that what you may...

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Surprised

Thu, 2010-04-08 09:00

Surprised at your last comment.Most people I know avoid Exmouth when on holidays mostly heading off camping up the Blowhole,Bush bay.New beach,Coral bay[not on school hols] or head south down to the big smoke etc.The reaso I head up is to see my son Jeff [Deepwater]and his family.I take the boat up because his one shakes the shirt out of my back and is extremely cheap compared to his.

The caravan parks are just starting to fill up with the grey seagulls heading up now that is starting to get cooler down south but aside from them there are not too many families coming here for the whole of their break,more likely just a day or two as a stop over.

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I'm counting the days now..

Wed, 2010-04-07 23:27

Cant freakin wait to get up there for my 3 weeks, escape from the megatropolous perth is becoming..

 

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Have to agree !

Thu, 2010-04-08 09:19

I arrived in Exmouth about 4 weeks ago with my family from Melbourne and its been simply awesome. I definetly noticed that from Easter weekend it got a lot busier. Nothing like it does on the east coast but for Exmouth the popoulation must have doubled overnight. I have not noticed any bad attitudes yet but i have noticed some impatient people at the ramp. I am in Exmouth for a few more weeks before returning home and i have to say its an awesome place and definetely somewhere i would return to. Thanks to the many local folks who have been very welcoming too.

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Fri, 2010-04-09 16:07

I hear you Adam.  I dont see your comments as knocking people coming here -  more about the attitude people come with.... and you're right Huggy - there's more than a few locals who think they own the place.

Probably like yourself Adam, I dont particularly like crowds of people or waiting at the boat ramp or cueing at IGA but i accept that that is what the place is and that Exmouth needs a tourist season to survive and prosper ..... but what I dont like is the arrogant, get out of my way, testosterone charged, mine's bigger than yours (boat that is) attitude that SOME people bring with them (an example of which was found in the case of the 4 idiots that hassled my missus at the shop carpark the other day and who if I find will have a 60 series cruiser so far up .....)

That said, as usual the vast majority of people are great and here to have a good time - and why the heck not.  I'm always acutely aware that I also happen to be a tourist whenever I go anywhere else so surely there's gotta be some good ones. 

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Can't wait for tha day

Fri, 2010-04-09 16:21

When I can put a boat on tha back of tha 4x4 and head up North.   It is only a dream today but hopefully one day soon.  By then it may be tha megatropolous that I heard they want to build up there!!!!

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ATTITUDE

Fri, 2010-04-09 19:41

the only problem all round is a shit attitude which appears to be getting a larger problem right across the board, i can remember many travelling trips and you had queues and people causing trffic jams on the ramp , you either helped out or stood back and had a good laugh, but now people believe its their right to tell you how stupid you are or that you shouldnt be in the way of them having a good day, hence you now have road rage, boat rage , ramp rage , shopping trolley rage etc etc and unfortunately its left the city and gone to the country as well,,,,,  but iam looking forward to EXY in 4 weeks regardless

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Ramp rage

Fri, 2010-04-09 20:06

During the off top holiday periods the rage, be it, ramp, road, trolley etc usually doesn't exist it Exmouth or Carnarvon for that matter,its something that comes up from down south with the tourists.

We cop it big time over the Carnarfin week then thankfully it disappears.

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Drive safe!

Fri, 2010-04-09 20:33

Yes! tourist time is certainly a silly time!

I run a transport business in the south west and I'm constantly amazed at the people who are on their way to a fun holiday yet put everyone else at risk because they try to get to their destination yesterday.

I'm not heading up to Exi for the comp. but will be in Coral Bay at the same time.

To all members heading north, take your time driving up. You will get there just as quick as the speedsters. Make sure your car has been serviced, check tyre pressure on your vehicle as well as your boat trailers. It's always good to check your wheel bearings on your boat trailer before a long journey and make sure your spare trailer wheel is ok as well.

Don't drive tired and don't over load your boat.

To most this is common sense, but spending a lot of time on the road I can tell you that there are a lot of people that don't possess this.

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some locals need to check

Fri, 2010-04-09 21:17

some locals need to check their attitude too, it's a disgrace the way people get treated there (NW in general) by the locals at times.

 

I'd rather go OS and spend my money than go to the NW and put up with the shit the local rednecks dish out, fair dinkum! tourists and FIFO workers are what makes the NW thrive and I can say from experience that half the time the shit hits it caused by some smart fuk that thinks he owns the joint.

 

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ihave travelled away fishing

Sat, 2010-04-10 08:09

ihave travelled away fishing many times and i can honestly say i have never found a rude or ignorant local anywhere i have been, its always the tourists that has the prob. always in too much of a hurry. you just got to sit back relax and take it as it comes

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nibble nibble

Sat, 2010-04-10 09:56

Hrmmm, the prospecter hey....  One ponders.

My other beef is that the price of fuel goes up 6 cents before easter knowing full well the masses are coming and with only 2 fuel supplies in town, they're going to do vvvery well.

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My view on that one Adam

Sat, 2010-04-10 15:04

they are in buisness and if they can capitalise on the fact more tourist are in town then thats what they will do, Personaly I think the cost of a dive with the whale sharks is ridiculous at over $300 but they can charge that because some (a lot) will always pay it, my sister in law just come back she said it was fantastic and will do it again, I challenge anyone on here that owns their own buisness to not charge more for their product or service if they can, if there was only one outlet it would go up more thats buiness.

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The service hasnt been the

Sat, 2010-04-10 20:20

The service hasnt been the same since bettsy left town, that guy would have given you his left nut if he hadnt had already given it to someone else. You would find that alot of the real locals cashed up and got out of town 5-6 years ago. Alot of the locals there now days are made up of contract/seasonal workers, city folk looking for a seachange or travellers that plan to stay for a little but stay for a long time.

 I do agree city people do bring city attitudes. It doesnt help when someone brings up brand spanking new boat and cant even reverse the trailer down, while 8 boats are waiting to retrieve on a rapidly declining tide and the tinny owners dont want to use the small ramp as they will get there alloys dirty. things will get heated, its invitable wether they be from perth/exmouth or easternstates.

As for the sausagefest at the pub, wouldnt that be from all the prawn guys in town for easter as they dont go out on a full moon?

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Prawners

Sat, 2010-04-10 20:38

The prawners hadn't started when I was up there for Easter,would expect it wouldn't be long though as Carnarvon started on the 10th of March