Category Archives: Maritime

2017 spring and summer

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Era start or era finish?

So, is this the start of a beginning or just the end of a beginning? Mum died on August 14th. She was 82, had dementia and a right leg shorter than her left leg by some three inches and ……… … Continue reading

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Battered

There’s a chap I know who works down the chipshop He often writes a rhyme When I asked for battered haddock He said he didn’t have the time. Driving in DP, it’s nautical but not as we know it!

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Mmmmmm yum yum yum

Liver, bacon and onions, mmmm. Bacon, liver and onions mmm. Just onions, mmmm. Oooh the liberals don’t like this at all, ooh no. Far too ‘offal’, far too ….. meaty. Apart from the ‘just onions’ option, obviously. I still think … Continue reading

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Windy farms, windy botties.

We’re on cable burying duties on a windfarm. Foundation A08, our target, is a tantalising 120 metres away. Up until a few minutes ago we were making good progress towards it, then there was a bit of an event that … Continue reading

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Sea passage south.

Heading south from Hartlepool to the south coast for a bit of array cable installation at a windfarm. The weather’s good and the ship is making good progress. It’s mainly the same crowd that were here last season, rough and … Continue reading

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UB=Uncle Brian

Brian James Howell Born in Erith in 1938, brought up in Dartford the youngest of three boys, his brothers were  Collin and Roy. Brian was a grandson of the infamous Erith bargee Robert  ‘The Devil’ Austin. Attended art school from  … Continue reading

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