I had the pleasure of working Simon today (VA7BIX) on 15 meters.  His Australian accent got me excited and I thought I was making a 5-9 contact to the land down under on 100 watts with an EFHW!  Turns out he was in Victoria, B.C., right across the water from where we used to live on Whidbey Island.  Still, not too shabby for all the way up the west coast.