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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2800 on: February 17, 2018, 09:32:44 pm »
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2801 on: February 17, 2018, 10:11:04 pm »
Tom asked me to post this for him, as he's having connectivity problems again
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2802 on: February 18, 2018, 01:13:53 pm »
Tom, I notice that you wear gum boots most of the time  Is there a reason for this?  I find them hell is uncomfortable.
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2803 on: February 18, 2018, 02:07:42 pm »
Yeah but you forget, a WOMAN packed these ones so no plastic lining inside :( I just wrapped the stuff I thought that needed it, in a layer of plastic. And of course now I'm second and third guessing myself :(

I know it should be fine, but I worry. So don't let anything get submerged, OK?

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2804 on: February 18, 2018, 02:14:42 pm »
Yeah but you forget, a WOMAN packed these ones so no plastic lining inside :( I just wrapped the stuff I thought that needed it, in a layer of plastic. And of course now I'm second and third guessing myself :(

I know it should be fine, but I worry. So don't let anything get submerged, OK?

During the Second World War the Royal Airforce decided that WOMEN packed parachutes better than men, with fewer candles. Details are important when lives are at stake.

That's nice to know. Did they tell the RAF pilots? :pot: :lol8:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2805 on: February 18, 2018, 08:43:51 pm »
Today was again some maintenance work and then Santjie asked if we can start putting the rope ladder together since the admin may want to visit in a few weeks time. The fishing vessel will go to the North islands and transfer  catch to another ship and then come back for more fishing. So we started off and then I told Santjie I should go and take the actual measurement of how long this ladder should be. We were just putting the 21st spar (or is it a rail?) In. So I went down and was shocked to see that it is 11 meters above water level which means we are 8 spars short. So we packed up and tomorrow after skivvi I need to split another plank to cut 8 more. However; the ladder is 3/4 of a way finished!

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2806 on: February 18, 2018, 08:50:02 pm »
Tom, I notice that you wear gum boots most of the time  Is there a reason for this?  I find them hell is uncomfortable.
We are getting issued to hike with them and work as well Rodlau. They are not bad albeit a bit heavy with the steel caps. The Aussie ladies and some other field workers that came before had various nice type of hiking boots with gaters to make it water proof and protect against mud which they find comfy. I am happy with the gumboots though.

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2807 on: February 20, 2018, 11:36:08 pm »
They say no news is good news but I sometimes wish something 'cool' will happen like a rare sighting of bird or dusky dolphins near the shore or even a visit from a yacht in need of calm waters to do repairs like we have seen with the 'Anna Margaretha' or 'Obelix' and other.

We are sweating currently on Gough and not only figure of speech; we are having some technical trouble and do whatever we can to make use of the current high pressure and warmth wrt maintenance work outside. It was really warm today, think about 24 degree Celsius and very humid. I was working in the brown store most of the afternoon and sweating big time.

Since I do not have any 'fresh pics' I thought to post some old pics of the Northern Rochopper babies from a few months ago. They are now fully fledged and have left the island. The adults are now going into the mould and soon the beaches will be all feathery and they will not look at their best till dressed in the new seasons fur!

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2808 on: February 21, 2018, 12:46:15 am »
Bow thrusters at work on the SA Agulhas 2, making a 180 degree turn right in front of the base. Stunning Ship, just like her predecessor which was called 'the Red Lady' - SA Agulhas - legend ship   
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2809 on: February 21, 2018, 06:14:41 am »
Bow thrusters at work on the SA Agulhas 2, making a 180 degree turn right in front of the base. Stunning Ship, just like her predecessor which was called 'the Red Lady' - SA Agulhas - legend ship
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2810 on: February 21, 2018, 11:33:48 am »
Those Rockhopper pic are wonderful. That one with the chick is still one of the top contenders for front page of your book :)

SA Agulhas II currently in Cape Town harbour (my view at work  8) ).
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2811 on: February 22, 2018, 11:09:07 pm »
Hello WD' Friends!

All good on Gough, and rather warm days now and like mentioned we do make use of the good weather days now to do as much maintenance outside as possible before the Winter which will be rain, cold (not very cold here in Winter) and stormy wind. King Neptune can get a bit excited here in the 'roaring 40's at times and I hope to bring you some good footage of high seas.

The following pics were taken by Santie and I have been bugging her for a while now to get it to me. I have just edited it a bit in lightroom but one can't do too much since it was shot in Jpeg. I am rather happy that these moments were captured especially with the 'Gough Bunting'!
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2812 on: February 22, 2018, 11:13:08 pm »
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2813 on: February 22, 2018, 11:38:34 pm »
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2814 on: February 22, 2018, 11:49:34 pm »
Thats all! Enjoy the Weekend!!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2815 on: February 23, 2018, 06:56:17 am »
Daai KWV keps lyk BAIE bekend. :imaposer:

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2816 on: February 23, 2018, 07:44:14 am »
Van tande boor, houtwerk tot welding. Talentvol

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2817 on: February 23, 2018, 07:54:07 am »
Hom ook so bekyk en met 'n power tool maar liewer NIKS gese nie.

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2818 on: February 23, 2018, 10:39:53 am »
Medic en safety en kyk waar staan jy op 'n leer..

Wonder wie medic die medic in n leerval geval. :eek7:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #2819 on: February 23, 2018, 11:18:43 am »
Medic en safety en kyk waar staan jy op 'n leer..

Wonder wie medic die medic in n leerval geval. :eek7:

Die pikkewyne & albatraoose, want hulle rol hom sommer net by die hyskraan se krans af direk in die see in. >:D
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