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Camaraderie and Happenstance in Western Australia

Submitted by John_Cook on Sun, 19/05/2019 - 12:24am

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As we were in town during our trip, I made contact and we called in and met with a group of Fremantle Branch members during their Saturday morning get together by the port.  We were made very welcome and enjoyed a chat in sunny conditions overlooking the busy port.  smileycool
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One of the members then mentioned a display of bikes just down the wharf at the Maritime Museum  yes so we wondered down for a look.  The display was in honour - memory of Arthur Grady (a Fremantle "lad") who circumnavigated Australia back in 1924 on a Douglas.  That was well worthwhile and more photos are here: https://ulyssesmelb.com/gallery/surprising-day-fremantle
Here is one of the type of bike Kris and I toured Europe on back in 1995! surprise
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Yes - a VF 1000F Brought back some memories for us.

The Maritime Museum was also great and I saw many references to the ship that brought me to Oz back in 1954   

And then there was more 

the very next day we caught up with Ken (Papa Smurf) - recent Dearnley medallist and his dog Chloe at Joondalup cool

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   And on Monday we caught up with Garry Warner (recent editor of Riding On) in Geraldton.   
Such camaraderie is one of the many great things about this club smiley