The Semi-Retired Foamer has been a railfan since he was around 5 years old, a very young age when one really should avoid being involved with the gunzel community to any great extent.
After a few decades of train chasing, one decided to break with protocol and get married, thus leading to a severe cut in railfan activity.
Subsequent dealings with social misfits, lunatics, mental defectives and self-appointed experts lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks to our small group of trusted mate, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again. Having learned to laugh, with others, at all the more 'Moronic Foamers'.
.Oh the irony that lays behind that group name and the person who set it up..
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Saturday, July 24, 2010


Back when we had ones of interest, the Semi-Retired Foamer also
photographed the ferries and hydrofoils around Sydney Harbour.
As always, just a random selection!

Hydrofoil Curl Curl between runs to Manly.

Lady Wakehurst with a very full load departs Circular Quay.

Ferries around Mosman Bay

The historic ferry Karrabee which spent many decades on Sydney Harbour before sinking at Circular Quay wharf following a Ferrython race.

She was later sold and become a floating restaurant at Gosford, where she is seen above.

After a number of years she was regretfully scrapped at this location, despite her heritage importance.

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