After the excitement of Day 1 and feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep, I checked-out of my hotel and took Scott K’s advice and headed to the jetty at North Quay in order to travel to Kangaroo Point by ferry.

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A change of ferry at Eagle Street jetty and I was on my way…

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.. across to the Holman jetty and Captain Bourke park… the venue for this year’s type-in (-out).

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Forty-five minutes or so later the type-in was in full swing…

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The photos above and below courtesy of Scott K. You can see his excellent blog post about the type-in here).

Robert Messenger was kind enough to distribute copies of his book and sign them for us…

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 I did take some photos of my own …

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Nat putting my Lettera 22 through its paces.

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From L to R, John, Louise, Rob, Rino, Scott

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John and Nat

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Steve and Nat

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Being a newbie, I succeeded in winning the wooden spoon (not one of Mr Bowker’s fine spoons unfortunately)  in the speed typing competition.

Undaunted, there were plenty of nice typewriters I enjoyed clumsily two-finger typing on …

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Hermes 3000 nice!

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Hermes 2000 nice!

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I didn’t feel worthy enough to touch this one!

I especially coveted these three…

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Erika

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What more could you ask for, great people, great typewriters and great fun!

Oh and a big thank you to Steve Snow for cooking me an omelette and taking me to the airport!

 

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