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09-26-2016, 09:01 AM   #29341
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The house we stayed at in Ocean Park.







Big vacation rental house, 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and a kitchenette, hot tub, pool table, game room. And a large flat screen TV in every room with cable.
Enough room for three families and more.
A short hike through the grassy dunes to the beach.
The perfect ocean getaway.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
The house we stayed at in Ocean Park.
Nice!
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Guess that explains the morning sickness, and bacon cravings.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
The house we stayed at in Ocean Park.
Big vacation rental house, 6 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and a kitchenette, hot tub, pool table, game room. And a large flat screen TV in every room with cable.
Enough room for three families and more.
A short hike through the grassy dunes to the beach.
The perfect ocean getaway.
Nice! Did you take any photos of the view?

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Nice! Did you take any photos of the view?
That would make him seem like a tourist, which can be mispronounced to sound like something that shall not be pronounced.
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That would make him seem like a tourist, which can be mispronounced to sound like something that shall not be pronounced.
Tourettes? I suffer from that, especially when motorists don't give me space on my bicycle!
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Today, again, I was reminded of the fleeting nature of our short lives on this Earth. A cycling friend, John Chesmar died suddenly today, here in Masterton, from a suspected heart attack.
He was a few days short of his 66th birthday, a fit and (seemingly) healthy man, much loved by his wife, Di, (also a cyclist, but a runner and triathlete too) and family. He was a keen road cyclist, always with a kind word and a friendly helping hand and a good sense of humour.

This last Saturday, John cycled with us on our 100km+ excursion to Alfredton and back. He was near the tail end of the group, as was I, when the going got fast. He was a much better cyclist than me, even though he had a good 16 years age disadvantage. Afterwards, we went for a coffee, bragging and lying session at Entice Cafe.

This came rather short on the heels of the (belated) news of my long-time friend, Bernard Toyk's passing in Cape Town, South Africa. I can do without news of this nature. Please join me, even though you don't know these people, by thinking of John's wife Di, and Bernard's partner Wendy and their respective families during this trying time.
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That's terribly sad, Mark.

I don't know the circumstances of Bernard's passing, but at least in John's case it was unexpected and not preceded by a lengthy decline, which is heart-breaking for all. We should all be so fortunate.

My thoughts are with their families, and of course you as their friend.

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Please join me, even though you don't know these people, by thinking of John's wife Di, and Bernard's partner Wendy and their respective families during this trying time.
For sure - we all know that the chances of losing friends increase with age, but so does the time you've known people, so the personal loss is greater too - especially for partners, of course, but for all of us.
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Sorry to hear that, Mark. This kind of news is never welcome.

My thoughts are with the family and friends of John's and Berhard's.

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That's terribly sad, Mark.

I don't know the circumstances of Bernard's passing, but at least in John's case it was unexpected and not preceded by a lengthy decline, which is heart-breaking for all. We should all be so fortunate.

My thoughts are with their families, and of course you as their friend.
Thank you Mike. Bernard suffered a heart attack too, while driving. Luckily, he did not hit any other vehicles or people when he lost consciousness.
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For sure - we all know that the chances of losing friends increase with age, but so does the time you've known people, so the personal loss is greater too - especially for partners, of course, but for all of us.
Thanks Graham. Much appreciated.
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Sorry to hear that, Mark. This kind of news is never welcome.

My thoughts are with the family and friends of John's and Berhard's.
Thank you, Savoche. Much appreciated.
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Hope you're okay, Mark, because it wasn't someone you had little contact with.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Today, again, I was reminded of the fleeting nature of our short lives on this Earth. A cycling friend, John Chesmar died suddenly today, here in Masterton, from a suspected heart attack.
He was a few days short of his 66th birthday, a fit and (seemingly) healthy man, much loved by his wife, Di, (also a cyclist, but a runner and triathlete too) and family. He was a keen road cyclist, always with a kind word and a friendly helping hand and a good sense of humour.

This last Saturday, John cycled with us on our 100km+ excursion to Alfredton and back. He was near the tail end of the group, as was I, when the going got fast. He was a much better cyclist than me, even though he had a good 16 years age disadvantage. Afterwards, we went for a coffee, bragging and lying session at Entice Cafe.

This came rather short on the heels of the (belated) news of my long-time friend, Bernard Toyk's passing in Cape Town, South Africa. I can do without news of this nature. Please join me, even though you don't know these people, by thinking of John's wife Di, and Bernard's partner Wendy and their respective families during this trying time.


Sad news Mark, allow me to offer my condolences.
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