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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2680 on: January 08, 2018, 10:08:11 am »
Hey! Congratulations on the weight loss! And best of all is it was by doing something you love  :thumleft:

And thank you, as always, for the beautiful pictures. Love them!
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2681 on: January 08, 2018, 01:51:43 pm »
Quite a hectic Monday, but I think all Mondays are hectic right? Anayway the base is clean, the 'shopping' os done and our pantry stocked.
I have got a saying on Gough: 'As certain as cheese on a Monday'  :imaposer: , and that because the weekly cheese which is 3 blocks of Gouda and 1 x Cheddar I need to remove from the walk in freezers and put in the refrigerator in the pantry.

Anayway; herewith another picture of a small area of the Souther Giant Petrel upper colony and another picture which shows 'Saddle Island, Rochopper beach and South West point is also there in the background.
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2682 on: January 08, 2018, 01:55:43 pm »
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2683 on: January 08, 2018, 02:26:09 pm »
Lelike blerrie MOSSIE  :imaposer:

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« Reply #2684 on: January 08, 2018, 08:14:24 pm »
Lelike blerrie MOSSIE  :imaposer:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2685 on: January 09, 2018, 07:34:09 am »
thanks Tom,always cool checking in with the brilliant pics you post.a good team does make a massive difference to any extended deployment.the elephant seal did look rather gatvol of the malting
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2686 on: January 12, 2018, 06:07:13 am »
Tom's internet connection has been spotty the last few days, and he asked me to upload this beautiful photo  :biggrin:

He's doing well, missing home but loving Gough.
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« Reply #2687 on: January 12, 2018, 07:19:18 am »
Eish!!!!

Baie mooi fotos Tom.

'n Laat wens vir 'n voorspoedige 2018 en dankie vir die stories en MOOI fotos.

Jy kry dit reg om my elke keer te laat kwyl - wens ek kon net halfpad sulke fotos neem.

Doen so voort.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2688 on: January 14, 2018, 05:35:59 pm »
Hi Dogs,

Had a nice chatty e-mail from Tom. Long story short - it is going very well, but he hasn't had any word yet about whether he's staying on Gough till September with the rest of the team. He is enjoying his time on Gough with the team, they are like family, with all the good and bad of family, including the problem child ::)

He has more opportunity to hike these days, but unfortunately he often has to go alone as the team leader and other meteorologist, who enjoy hiking with him, aren't always available for hikes. However they were all able to hike together again recently. He enjoys the hikes but is experiencing some pain which prevents him from going out as much as he would like - knowing Tom, he is probably pushing himself too hard physically.

I think the rat/mouse eradication program is scheduled for this year some time, during the winter when there are less birds. It would be fascinating to have updates on how that is going, because they will have to cage some birds, and those that scavenge on the mice/rats will unfortunately also be affected by the proposed solution. 

Some beautiful photo's for us to dream and drool over :drif: :
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2689 on: January 16, 2018, 06:31:32 pm »
News from Gough: Internet is still terrible! And Tom might be staying on until the team returns. which he is happy to do. They're just confirming that he will be able to enter the country again when he comes back.

If not, I see him slipping over the side of the SA Agulhas II in a wetsuit in the dead of night, and quietly swimming ashore amongst the sleeping seals  >:D

Speaking of seals, some more photo's:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2690 on: January 16, 2018, 06:39:59 pm »
Shows you how a team leader can MAKE or BREAK a team.

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2691 on: January 19, 2018, 07:59:15 am »
Update from Tom:

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‘Dear Wild dog friends, all good on Gough Island and I hope that they will manage to make our internet better again as it is currently still a bit temperamental and slow. I am still enjoying the island, and it is good to be here! Currently a lot of babies; from baby sub Antarctic fur seals to Antarctic terns, Atlantic Yellow-nosed and Sooty Albatross chicks....Brown Noddy’s and even Broad bill prions and Great Shearwaters! The last of the mighty Tristan Albatross fledglings have left the island now and the Giant Petrel fledglings will soon all be gone...maybe another 3 weeks. The Great Shearwaters sit on the sea in masses what is commonly refered to as ‘rafts’ and in the evenings they return to feed the young or take their turn in breeding with tons of nutriens!
 
Attached with many thanks to Ri some Great Shearwater picks – not the best quality but very low light conditions. Best to all!’
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2692 on: January 19, 2018, 07:41:27 pm »
BREAKING NEWS
Tom has been asked to stay on Gough Island as part of G63 until the end of their tour in September, and he has accepted!

He is happy in the team, and they are very happy that he is staying. They even held an official "welcoming" for Tom with a glass of champagne :occasion14:

He is making history as the first person ever to do two consecutive tours on Gough Island!

It's going to be a rush to get all his stuff together before the ship leaves next week... :lamer:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2693 on: January 19, 2018, 07:42:20 pm »
Side note: I have a plan for a bday prezzie - if you'd like to chip in, pls send mail to snyman dot ri at gmail dot com tx.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2694 on: January 20, 2018, 04:07:27 am »
Oh WOW!

I'm really happy that he has work until then, the extra cash will set him up better for his endeavours when he does return.

And we (hopefully) get to see even more of his beautiful photo's. (Gough internet willing...)
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« Reply #2695 on: January 20, 2018, 12:23:55 pm »
Side note: I have a plan for a bday prezzie - if you'd like to chip in, pls send mail to snyman dot ri at gmail dot com tx.

Most enjoyable thread   only a pleasure to chip in for a birthday prezzie for Tom

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2696 on: January 20, 2018, 06:57:26 pm »
Side note: I have a plan for a bday prezzie - if you'd like to chip in, pls send mail to snyman dot ri at gmail dot com tx.

Most enjoyable thread   only a pleasure to chip in for a birthday prezzie for Tom

email sent

Great stuff - thanks! :thumleft:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2697 on: January 22, 2018, 08:06:48 am »
Side note: I have a plan for a bday prezzie - if you'd like to chip in, pls send mail to snyman dot ri at gmail dot com tx.

Thanks for coordinating shipments to Tom, Ri ...

The pics and commentary that he shares of his adventure on Gough have become part of my life-appreciation therapy  :thumleft:
I'll gladly chip in as appreciation for his selfless sharing of his experiences - email sent  :thumleft:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2698 on: January 22, 2018, 09:09:58 am »
BREAKING NEWS
Tom has been asked to stay on Gough Island as part of G63 until the end of their tour in September, and he has accepted!

He is happy in the team, and they are very happy that he is staying. They even held an official "welcoming" for Tom with a glass of champagne :occasion14:

He is making history as the first person ever to do two consecutive tours on Gough Island!

It's going to be a rush to get all his stuff together before the ship leaves next week... :lamer:

Thanks for the update. I was wondering how many people have done back-to-back expeditions! Well done Tom!
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2699 on: January 22, 2018, 11:10:24 am »
He is making history as the first person ever to do two consecutive tours on Gough Island!


Ek dink hulle het agter gekom hy sal nie weer aanpas in die samelewing nou hou hulle hom maar daar. :deal: :lol8:
Tom ek haal my hoed af vir jou. Ek sal dit nie so lank kan uithou. Daaii eiland is te klein vir my.
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