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    What was weird... no Leo? We'll be visiting...

    What was weird... no Leo?

    We'll be visiting your neighborhood later today Armstrong.


    Voyage - Day 2

    The ship's position hasn't been updated on the website I've been using so I had to...
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    ^^ For the last time, she wasn't a Grandma. She...

    ^^ For the last time, she wasn't a Grandma. She was just a bit older than me... and I was in my early twenties so even a 30 year-old looked old to me back then.

    I think the fact that I'm now a...
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    ^^ That's OK... I'm glad to change the subject to...

    ^^ That's OK... I'm glad to change the subject to be honest!


    Good question OhOh... nice to get away from my past indiscretions.

    First... it's an ROV. An SUV is something you use to drive your...
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    Aahhh... I should have maybe said The Adriatic! ...

    Aahhh... I should have maybe said The Adriatic!

    I knew it began with an 'A'.
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    ^ We're doing 11 knots mate... and it's cold out...

    ^ We're doing 11 knots mate... and it's cold out there!
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    Anyway, who wants to see a nice picture?!! ...

    Anyway, who wants to see a nice picture?!!

    https://teakdoor.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76249&d=1632558998
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    ^ Apart from a brief stop at Great Yarmouth it's...

    ^ Apart from a brief stop at Great Yarmouth it's a direct steam to Istanbul to mobilise for the Black Sea work.

    There's no survey personnel onboard (apart from my good self) and only 3 ROV guys to...
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    ^ I'll add it to the list JP and see what I can...

    ^ I'll add it to the list JP and see what I can do... but can't promise anything.

    Don't take my red arrows too literally as I may have routed us across a few small islands. Hopefully the skipper...
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    This may be a good time to show our voyage. ...

    This may be a good time to show our voyage.

    Our destination is Istanbul, which should take us around two weeks... depending on the weather. The ship will be averaging a little over 11 knots.
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    The Norwegian marine crew do 4 weeks rotations...

    The Norwegian marine crew do 4 weeks rotations and they all changed out on Wednesday. The Filipinos tend to do 8 week rotations and a couple changed out on Wednesday, including my favourite...
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    ^^ I wouldn't bank on it! We were supposed...

    ^^ I wouldn't bank on it!


    We were supposed to depart our berth at Killingřy for bunkering at 3pm, but it doesn't seem to be happening.

    I was hoping to be around for our departure but that's...
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    Thanks for that Helge, and what fine comedians...

    Thanks for that Helge, and what fine comedians you Scandinavians are.

    I still think the 'Farts' road sign was funnier! :)
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    It's for my teeth. I went to the dentist a few...

    It's for my teeth.

    I went to the dentist a few weeks ago with sensitive teeth and she recommended Sensodyne and seeing as it seems to work I wanted to stock up before we depart for the Black Sea....
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    You do realise that Ootai can only see that one...

    You do realise that Ootai can only see that one can of Oettinger at the bottom... he's wondering why you stocked up with just one can!
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    Poll: I finally received my first Covid jab in Norway...

    I finally received my first Covid jab in Norway yesterday I had a choice of Moderna or Pfizer, but opted for the Pfizer as my second wshot will be in the UK and I think Pfizer is more readily...
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    ^ On the contrary Ootai... I know exactly where...

    ^ On the contrary Ootai... I know exactly where the scales are but I've just been too busy to go and use them. I have a lot to do on here.

    I'm very pleased that you can view my pictures OK... I...
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    I renewed my daughter's Aussie passport in...

    I renewed my daughter's Aussie passport in Bangkok last year and I think I know who you're talking about... yeah!

    The only issue was that I'd attached the passport photos to the form with a...
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    Yeah, already in hand Ootai. Everything is...

    Yeah, already in hand Ootai.

    Everything is online in Norway and you need a digital identity to gain access to your Covid vaccination history. You need a Norwegian bank account to get a digital...
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    As I ascended the bridge I couldn't help noticing...

    As I ascended the bridge I couldn't help noticing what I at first thought was a high rise going up... but once I looked properly I saw that it wasn't a crane on the right, but a flare stack. This is...
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    My north African taxi driver had his wipers on...

    My north African taxi driver had his wipers on full speed... it was absolutely bucketing down by this point and no way could I have walked.
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    ^ What, so no-one else had to renew passports on...

    ^ What, so no-one else had to renew passports on a regular basis?




    Not yet Helge, we've had a couple of delays. I can attest that it's blowing a hoolie outside and I'm not looking forward to...
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    Well... I was working away tonight when I had the...

    Well... I was working away tonight when I had the strangest of LINE messages from the wife...

    'Hey, you send a lot of machy peas?'

    I immediately realised 'machy' must be 'mushy' ... but this...
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    Sticky: Noooo.... you're too modest!

    Noooo.... you're too modest!
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    ^ I have a definite appointment for a jab at...

    ^ I have a definite appointment for a jab at 09:20am tomorrow... but it's not for sure we'll still be here. Today I plan to go to the vaccination centre around 11am when I've been advised I may be...
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    I've successfully used my circular saw for these...

    I've successfully used my circular saw for these matters... then you don't have to thaw the meat out first.
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    This might be possible, there's a few left. I can...

    This might be possible, there's a few left. I can offer you Men's XXL or Ladies' Medium. Just let me know.






    Yeah... same old jokes. I'll be the one laughing when I finally get off this...
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    Not if you forget to put on your harness, it...

    Not if you forget to put on your harness, it doesn't!



    The completion of the Grane work in the early hours ended a six month contract with this client, so in we headed to Haugesund for demob.
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    ^ What... you'd rather I pose without them?

    ^ What... you'd rather I pose without them?
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    ^ Yeah, I think I must have been a bit unlucky...

    ^ Yeah, I think I must have been a bit unlucky Lom! I was buying school shoes for my daughter lately on Lazada and the first two sellers cancelled after a couple of weeks... it was just lucky that...
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    ^ In reality the baskets are also a lot older and...

    ^ In reality the baskets are also a lot older and not so well designed as the one in the video. When working away from the North Sea ship to ship basket transfers are still fairly common and I have...
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    ^^ That's the 'instant' one Lom. ^ Cyrille,...

    ^^ That's the 'instant' one Lom.

    ^ Cyrille, you win a 'Green' if they actually come up trumps. I find time and again with Lazada for this kind of thing that they take the order, it gets delayed,...
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    ^^, ^, Many thanks guys! Having been accused...

    ^^, ^, Many thanks guys!

    Having been accused of being a fussy eater and a moaner I barely want to post this, but hopefully Ootai is too busy with his picture viewing 'issues' at the moment to read...
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    ^ Yes, my local immigration office has had no...

    ^ Yes, my local immigration office has had no qualms at all relieving me of cash... but that's another story.

    More importantly, I'm still looking for an online shop that sells both mushy peas and...
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    ^ I once had a basket transfer from the helideck...

    ^ I once had a basket transfer from the helideck of the Oseberg A platform (similar height to Gullfaks C) to the back deck of a survey vessel... THAT was scary. Thankfully those practices are long...
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    I can't help but feel you guys are painting me in...

    I can't help but feel you guys are painting me in a poor light...

    What about all the good things I do?
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    ^ For me, food is just like women these days...

    ^ For me, food is just like women these days Klondyke... I look and think about it, but don't touch.
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    Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis dies...

    Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis dies aged 79

    https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/9C61/production/_120433004_6953acfe-8de2-4572-aaa3-5ad350016a63.jpg

    John Challis, best known...
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    ^ Don't worry, I'm still in touch with the...

    ^ Don't worry, I'm still in touch with the gardener... the daughter send me pics of the garden, I send a Line message to the gardener asking why the grass is so long, the pool is so green, etc etc......
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    ^ ? Thanks for the various offers of advice...

    ^ ?

    Thanks for the various offers of advice and encouragement Larry, Lom and Nid. I'm still looking for a shop that ticks both of my boxes but don't have a lot of spare time just now. I'll keep...
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    ^^ This thread has headed in an unexpected...

    ^^ This thread has headed in an unexpected direction, but many thanks for your concern Topper and I will indeed request the shot in my left arm... unless of course I decide to spice things up a bit...
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    I've never heard so many excuses... worse than...

    I've never heard so many excuses... worse than the missus on a Saturday night...

    I'm avoiding all the bad foods and still using the gym every day... well most days since we've been getting a lot...
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    ^ That's a shame... I was just about to get...

    ^ That's a shame... I was just about to get started with this online food ordering malarkey!

    The daughter's after some mushy peas.
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    We now have 3.5 metre seas which is getting...

    We now have 3.5 metre seas which is getting towards our working limit... but the weather isn't due to come up any more so we can leave the ROV down and hopefully work through it. This does slow our...
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    As you first mentioned, directional drilling...

    As you first mentioned, directional drilling plays a huge part now... but many satellite developments are many km away from a field centre... advances in the seismic industry allow continued new...
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    ^ Ootai, each wellhead is connected to flowlines...

    ^ Ootai, each wellhead is connected to flowlines that transport oil/gas back to the platform they have been tied in to, and from there the products will either be sent to shore via export pipelines...
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    Umm... Ootai, I'm not procrastinating about which...

    Umm... Ootai, I'm not procrastinating about which vaccine I get... I'm stuck on a boat and my problem is actually getting an appointment in a country I'm not resident in. I'll take whatever they...
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    Poll: ^ The Norwegians are now mixing the Pfizer and...

    ^ The Norwegians are now mixing the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and it's policy to give Moderna as the second vaccination if Pfizer was the first, and vice versa.

    I think this was first due to...
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    ^ I've got a bottle of Ivermectin in the fridge...

    ^ I've got a bottle of Ivermectin in the fridge at home that I inject the dogs with to protect against ticks, fleas and heartworm... I reckon I'd be better trying that.

    ^^ I think you're right...
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    ^^ It' when you hit the Ja Dong - and enjoy it -...

    ^^ It' when you hit the Ja Dong - and enjoy it - that you know you've got a problem!
  50. ^^ So, do you think she has a Fat Bottom then?

    ^^ So, do you think she has a Fat Bottom then?
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