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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: August 02, 2018, 03:52:14 pm »
Ah - great news that you're back! I was really disappointed - it was almost like reading a book, and then finding out that the last chapter had been torn out!

Min dae!

Those photos of the waves are fantastic. Pity that you got nailed by one though - at least it didn't drag you back in with it!!

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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: June 27, 2018, 09:44:03 am »
Hell - that doesn't sound like a comfortable position to be in. Winter in south atlantic with no power?!?

Hope they sort something out for your team. With no functioning crane, I assume that the only way that they've got for getting a replacement to you is by helicopter? That would really limit their options as to what ship could deliver.

Had a laugh at your sign manufacturing.......I haven't done the magnifying glass thing since I was a pikkie! Very creative, and looks like you have a steady hand.
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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:28:31 am »
Thanks for the update - fantastic winter pics there! Also, that has to be one of the most prime located treadmills in the world! That view is a million times better that what one would usually have anywhere else when pounding out the miles.

That is quite a long rope ladder - wouldn't like to be on the top rung when they start breaking like that!

Sounds like they've really clamped down on your freedom - not lekker. Min dae I suppose, but still.......

Congrats on your son's completion of qualification. I reckon hand skills / technical skills are only become more and more scarce - none of the younsters these days seem to want to get their hands dirty. He's got a good start for the future!
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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:53:46 am »
Thanks for all the great pics again! Island life must agree with you - it might be my imagination, but you actually look younger than you did when you got there in 2016.....!
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: December 27, 2017, 09:13:12 am »
Everything looks so "civilised" there. Lekker!

Have you been to Brugge yet? Quite a cool little dorpie. To my knowledge, there's also a pretty good military museum in Brussels that apparently worth visiting.

I was where you are now a couple of Christmas' back....no snow, but bloody cold!!
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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: December 13, 2017, 03:44:51 pm »
Thanks for the explanation! I was wondering if the lenses were polarised.

The colour differnce is noticable between your current pictures and those that you were taking in winter. Very vivid - for us Capies who're used to seeing brown all the time, it makes a great change.

That picnic you guys had looked like a good time - ideal setting for it! It seems like your current team is "closer" than the last.

Thanks again for the photos - I think your thread is the first stop in the morning for many of us!
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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:50:39 am »
Awesome photo!
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Ride Reports / Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:24:59 pm »
Holy smokes - that looks fantastic!!! You're a lucky man.

What's the nighttime temperature like up there?

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