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    I always thought velour was a car upholstery, maybe my tinterweb security settings prohibit me from what you see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Anyway, how much longer til you dock in Istanbul and you're not the hairiest person in a 1000km radius.
    I'll ignore the 'hairy' comment, but this is where we are right now...



    How about a little competition?

    I'll find a prize for whoever guesses closest to when we dock at Istanbul... when the ship actually bumps against the quayside. Maybe a box of Turkish Delight or a Tommy Cooper fez? Or how about a pair of Turkish ear hair trimmers?

    I'll kick it off with 10:45am on Friday October 8th.

    That gives me plenty more time to get in shape. We should be through the worst of the weather and tonight the rollometer in the gym was back within allowable limits... so I went for it!



    I'm quite looking forward to getting to Istanbul and working with people again as it's really strange working completely alone every night. The night shift is always quieter but this is something else altogether... the project area is completely deserted.

    Usually there would be a surveyor sat at this desk 24/7.



    Two or three ROV types usually pilot/observe the vehicle from this area...



    Three or four processors/draughtsmen/techs would be working in this area...



    And of course yours truly would be working with at least one other geo in this office... instead of being sat all on my own every night.

    I'm starting to miss my social life in Korat!


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    Boy Mr CRT ootai could sure use one of the monitors so he could view pictures proper.

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    I will take October 8, 7:09 AM as that is my birth date and time (in another century and different time zone)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Or how about a pair of Turkish ear hair trimmers?
    So long as they are both young and attractive and female, that would do nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    this is where we are right now...
    You are passing some excellent wine country there. Tragic you cannot stop and grab a few cases.

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    "You have to be in it to win it."

    08/10/2021 at 06:45 AM

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    ^, ^^^^ Bloody hell... I hope you guys aren't being overly influenced by my guess... I was measuring distances on the screen using a plastic spoon for scale. I wish I'd been a bit more accurate now.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    So long as they are both young and attractive and female, that would do nicely.
    I see what you did there Shutree!


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    Oct 8 @ 9:38am

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    ^

    I'll just have to hope for a delay!

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    I'll go later:

    14:15 hrs Istanbul local time on Friday, October 8th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I'll find a prize for whoever guesses closest to when we dock at Istanbul... when the ship actually bumps against the quayside. Maybe a box of Turkish Delight or a Tommy Cooper fez? Or how about a pair of Turkish ear hair trimmers?

    I'll kick it off with 10:45am on Friday October 8th.
    10:46am on on Friday October 8th.

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    ^ FFS... I haven't got a chance now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Boy Mr CRT ootai could sure use one of the monitors so he could view pictures proper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    How about a little competition?

    I'll find a prize for whoever guesses closest to when we dock at Istanbul... when the ship actually bumps against the quayside. Maybe a box of Turkish Delight or a Tommy Cooper fez? Or how about a pair of Turkish ear hair trimmers?

    I'll kick it off with 10:45am on Friday October 8th.
    07:10 pm on Friday October 8th.

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    i'm going controversial - 00:55am on Sat 9th Oct. Always been an outlier, see if Mendip gets the pun.

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    ^ Geological puns are always welcome here Mike!

    'An outlier is an area of younger rock completely surrounded by older rocks. An outlier is typically formed when sufficient erosion of surrounding rocks has taken place to sever the younger rock's original continuity with a larger mass of the same younger rocks nearby.'


    Controversial indeed... if we arrive late at night we're almost certain to wait for daylight to enter the port. My 10:45am guess is based on that happening, plus a few delays...

    But anything can happen, of course, and I'd better say no more before I'm proved completely wrong.

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    OK, 09.00 on the 8th just to give myself a fighting chance

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    16:37 on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ FFS... I haven't got a chance now!
    Well, you wouldn't want to be winning your own competition, would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    I've never used contacts...I don't like the idea of a piece of plastic in my eye.
    I agree scary at first, then zzzz

    I remember standing out in the fields at night and seeing the stars, with no glasses.

    But c'est la vie.

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    Mid day on Friday, 8th at 12 noon.

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    Will be nice to sort out the new clothes situation while there.







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    ^ I wouldn't even bother entering the competition if I was you!

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    You will be early. I will go for 10:35am on Friday October 8th.

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