Monthly Archives: October 2014

A sad tale from offshore Egypt

Blue so deep you feel you could drown if you stared too long. Not like Westbrook Bay. Grey, brown, muddy brown, muddy grey. Sometimes, on sunny quiet days it’s green and nice. Rarely, though at least once or twice a … Continue reading

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Do you think this is genuine?

LETTER OF ASSISTANCE ROYAL GUEST HOUSE 22 B.P 943 ABIDJAN 22 ABIDJAN – COTE D’IVOIRE TEL/FAX: (225) 07-92-53-81 ATTN: THE PRESIDENT / CEO John Macleod Sir, I am Mrs Theresa COLEMAN, a Sierra Leonean, the wife of Late DR. JOHNSON … Continue reading

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On this day 5 years ago

Recently it was my very ‘appy berffday. I’m now 14 years and six weeks older than the more optimistic estimates made by family members around thirty years ago. In those days I did tend to live a rather boozy hedonistic lifestyle … Continue reading

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A plug for my bro

This is a shameless plug for my brother’s firm’s (he is one of the owning partners) latest product in the world of ‘Apps’. He like allatsea earned his living as a sailor type for a large part of his life, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Shawn L. Bird:
Oh, back row, You’re so cool. Won’t do your school work. Hang out at the smoke pit. Drunk all weekend. You’re so cool. The front row gets its work done, laughs with friends, finds…

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Nearly time to sail

That’s it then, this bit, done. One carousel loaded with 29km of umbilical and a 200 tonne reel with another 6km of the stuff loaded on to the reel drive. Sorted. Just waiting for customs clearance to sail now. Being … Continue reading

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Cutter at Damietta

They use the helideck, located forward on the vessel, to ‘walk the circle’. It’s 20m in diameter so reasonably generous as these things go. The captain and chief engineer are keen walkers spending every lunch hour power walking around it … Continue reading

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