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    Mendip, you are so right about the food over here. Was in Trondheim yesterday and was amazed at some of the food Norwegians eat,not healthy at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Was in Trondheim yesterday
    Would be great to have a travel thread, or some photo posts added to this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Would be great to have a travel thread, or some photo posts added to this one.


    Won't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Thanks for the continued updates, Mendip, a real education for a landlubber like myself.

    How long will you be at sea?

    The lack of a frosty lager or two of an evening is the standout negative for me - otherwise it looks like a decent gig (which no doubt pays a decent wage).
    This trip will be at least 6 weeks... but if they have work for me I'll probably stay longer, A lot will depend on the Covid situation mid September and whether it's possible to get back home.

    Strangely the lack of alcohol is a good point for me. I'm sure I drink more than is healthy when I'm home, pretty much every day to be honest, and a few weeks with no booze has to be good, and also reminds me that I can do it no problem. There is zero tolerance to alcohol and drugs offshore and the ever present possibility of random testing. I don't even bother going ashore during port calls any more... like driving these days I find it easier not to touch any alcohol at all. It's surprising but once in the work environment I don't even think about it.



    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Have had exactly the same thing happen more than once when in the middle of nowhere and replacements can't be easily sourced, especially in the Far East and they're size 12 or 13! Too late now mate but for future reference, get the soles stitched on even if everything looks good. Problem solved.

    Good advice, thanks HW. Getting stuff like that dome in Thailand is easy and cheap. I've had more shoes than I can remember fall apart on flights, at airports and on the rare occasion I go out somewhere posh. At my daughter's 'graduation ceremony' (from Kindergarten to Primary!!! ) I was sitting at the bar with a few well to do parents and the sole of my black funeral shoes just fell off with a clunk... I'd only worn them once before at my dad's funeral. That was embarrassing.
    Good advice, thanks HW I'll do that. Getting stuff like that done in Thailand is easy and cheap. I've had more shoes than I can remember fall apart on flights, at airports and on the rare occasion I go out somewhere posh. At my daughter's 'graduation ceremony' (from Kindergarten to Primary!!! ) I was sitting at the bar with a few well to do Korat parents and the sole of one of my black funeral shoes just fell off with a clunk... I'd only worn them once before at my dad's funeral. That was embarrassing... had to spend the rest of the night with just the upper flapping around on the top of my foot.


    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    I'd buy and bring with me a spare pair.
    Sooner or later he spares will come to use, then it is time to buy another pair.
    There speaks a very well organised man!

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    Where's me fusking frigate ?

    (btw, do you know of the Siamese Algae Eater Care Guide: Size, Tank Mates and More... - Fishkeeping World )

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    ^ We're still looking for your frigate Helge, you'll be the first to know when we find it.... honest!

    And no, I wasn't aware of that site... I'll have a look when I get time. My fish haven't been on my mind lately, in fact Isaan feels a world away.

    By the way, I was thinking of you at dinner tonight...


    The seagulls are taking over my helideck - it was mobbed this afternoon...



    And it looks like the skipper's getting pissed off with them as well! I only did 45 minutes today and had to finish early...



    Buggers... they'll be back!



    And meanwhile the ROV just keeps on going... we're surveying a route for a 240km long pipeline now, to export gas from the new Wisting Field. Plenty of scope to find Helge's frigate!



    And dinner tonight...

    Come rain or shine, worldwide contagion or exploding ports, if you're on a Norwegian boat Thursday night is kumla night. A west coast of Norway speciality... doughballs, potatoes, mashed swede, pork sausage and my favourite bit... salted and cured mutton. I actually quite like it... but a bit heavy for breakfast! Only half a potato and half a doughball for me and I declined the traditional covering of bacon fat.

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    Would it be not possible to tow a small platform craft for the seagulls to land on? Maybe place some lure on it?

    Keep your helideck clean........

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    That'll just encourage them to bring their friends!

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    ^ Yeah... I think the seagulls will go where they like...

    We're having absolutely amazing weather for the Barents Sea... about 150km north of Norway.

    These were taken at 12:30 am facing different directions.







    There's a trainee onboard who's been feeling a bit queasy with the swell (what swell!)... she has a real shock coming.

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    ^ fantastic shots, especially the last one.

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    great pics.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    There's a trainee onboard who's been feeling a bit queasy with the swell (what swell!)... she has a real shock coming.



    It looks flat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    There's a trainee onboard who's been feeling a bit queasy with the swell (what swell!)... she has a real shock coming.
    Oldest gag in the book of course but tell her you know a sure-fire way to stop sea sickness, sit under a tree

    Have you also found that girls are way more likely to get sea sick then men? One thing's for sure, is if someone who's never been to sea thinks they'll get sick onboard they normally will.

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    ^ I had another suggestion in mind to cure seasickness... but it was inappropriate and I would have probably lost my job. You gotta remember where you are at times!

    Yes, the girls do seem much more susceptible to seasickness. Our trainee should be lucky... she gets off at next Wednesday's crew change and the forecast is more of the same until then.

    I've settled nicely into my groundhog day routine... I like it once that happens, I like routine. The time is flying.

    The seagulls are getting out of control...



    I almost felt guilty...




    During my walk a whale surfaced just off the boat.











    But after my initial excitement...








    It was just the ROV...

    Every 24 hours we have to break off the survey (around 400m down) to bring the ROV to surface and back down to seabed... to measure the temperature and salinity of the water column. We need to feed the conductivity and temperature of the complete seawater profile into the hydroacoustic positioning system to keep an accurate position for the ROV. It's all about getting the most accurate speed of sound through the water column as possible.

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    ...^so, you were certain that wasn't Godzilla rising from the depths then...

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    ^Well it is 2020 and the way things are going, it's almost surprising it wasn't Godzilla armed with a fucking bazooka and atomic bomb hand grenades.

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