Monthly Archives: January 2015

A poem from James Farrar

Blackthorn (James Farrar) They cannot have her for lover, The lean brown southerly sprites Who trade sweet breath for blossom In star-pale April nights. Though the cherry, our lady of splendour, Exquisitely fallen from grace, Goes forth in white for … Continue reading

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Busy boys off Mexico

  There are three main players is the world of offshore heavy-lifting/construction. HMC (Dutch), Saipem (Italian) and SHL (Dutch). All three know their onions of course, if they didn’t they wouldn’t stay in business very long, not with the kind … Continue reading

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It’s not good news for the optimists

Baltic Dry Index Death Spirals to Near 30-Year Low BY REUTERS ON JANUARY 29, 2015 Image (c) Shutterstock/tcly LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, spiralled … Continue reading

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Sea Cadets-Captain of, succession

Dear All I wanted to let you know that we will shortly be saying goodbye to  Captain Jonathan Holloway RN as he moves on, but I am delighted to announce that we will welcome a new Captain  with the appointment … Continue reading

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To do list

Cats asleep on the big bed. The bay a mish-mash of grey, brown, and dirty white. The forecast predicting 35 mph from the west but the sea-state tells a less aggressive story. It’s still strong enough to deter most of … Continue reading

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Grooming products

A market researcher was conducting a survey in the men’s department  at a large branch of Boots in a provincial city. She approached a distinguished well dressed  chap and asked, “ Excuse me sir, but would you mind telling me … Continue reading

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Westbrook and Margate

The following pics taken with a Lumix TZ55 on Tuesday January 27th. Westbrook Bay, low water, deserted, gorgeous. Margate main sands, delightfully free from crowds, noise and litter. Always at its best in Winter. The Nayland Rock Hotel viewed at … Continue reading

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