Author: John D Farley

RUBBER DUCKY, aka I.R.B, john D. farley

The famous RUBBER DUCKY. In 1969 the fondly named “Rubber Ducky”, some call it the ‘Giddy Boat’ was developed and implemented into Australian Surf Life Saving by a stalwart member of Avalon Beach SLSC. Warren Mitchell, and ably assisted by Johnnie Fuller experimented and put into action a brain bubble born from the head of Warren “Fang” Mitchell OAM. Several prototypes were to be their go, the aim was to provide a reliable speedy platform for inshore rescue duties. People like myself would be their test pilots. The I.R.B., (Inflatable Rescue Boat) aka, Inshore Rescue Boat, will go on...

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WHALES FROM BRUNSWICK HEADS, Makeover

Whales from Brunswick Heads. Brunswick Heads, northern NSW Australia, the annual Humpback Whale migration is in progress. Some 10,000 whales will cruise past ‘Brunz’ again this winter, they will travel far up the east coast of Australia where the majority of mother whales will give birth. They will then travel all the way back to Antarctica early October. Hoping to have more video before then. http://www.bluebaydivers.com.au/ That is the link to BLUE BAY DIVERS BYRON BAY AND BRUNSWICK HEADS, come to BRUNZ and meet Rod and Katrina and Mark and get out there on the BAY WARRIOR and see some...

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MIGALOO 2, WHALE AND CONSERVATION BOAT.

Migaloo 2 Brunswick Heads is a Whale/Conservation Yacht. Her home port is Brunswick Heads near Byron Bay northern NSW, Australia. Her skipper is Dean Jefferys a dedicated conservationist and knowledgeable man of the ocean, look for his FaceBook page; Dean Jefferys (Migaloo 2), have a good read of his achievements and wonderful experiences following the mighty Humpback whales on their annual east coast Australia migration. For more information follow the address below. http://migaloo2.com/ And for another bit of video footage featuring the mighty Migaloo 2,   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjD6a8r12R8 Some whale stuff; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpback_whale While not for a moment do I want to detract from the mighty MIGALOO 2, there are many other concerned people out there who have the desire to conserve and protect the Whale population Australia and worldwide, my first encounter with Whales was to be abysmal. WE had moved to Ballina, that is my Mum and Stepfather, in 1954. Having just left school we lived for a short while in this then large coastal town in northern NSW. Based in Ballina Harbor were two so called Whale harpoon vessels, the Byrond 1 and Byrond 2. They would be the enigma of my younger life, they would harpoon Whales passing by the area bounded by Ballina and Byron Bay....

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FinLess Surfing

Finless surfing. A short movie of some young blokes having fun on finless boards. They must have hired the boards locally or am I missing something, or is this the latest surfing craze. For much more just passable video action check my Youtube channel;...

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