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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3480 on: October 14, 2018, 05:00:16 am »
Hi Tom

Ek dink almal wat jou draad oor die 2 jaar gelees het voel nou soos jy. Baie dankie vir die fotos en postings. Ek genoiet dit baie.

3 van my vriende werk by die ou Dept v Openbare werke in Kaapstad. Van hulle was betrokke by die onderhoud van die eilandbasisse en Sanae 3 onder die sneeu en bou van die nuwe basis op pale. Ook was hulle by Marion en Gough eilande vir onderhouds werk. Gewoontlik net 'n paar maande op 'n slag.

Die stories wat hulle vertel het van bv die kruiptrekker wat deur die ys is en hoe hulle langs die trekkers draf en rugby bal skop oppad na Sanae 4, biltong maak by Martion, cheap kwv brandy, yskas mandjies buite die vensters, hoe die ouens nie gelike het om die laaste keer onder die ys te slaap nie en so aan Baie interesand.

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3481 on: October 14, 2018, 09:03:44 am »
Nou se vir Reginold Sally dat Tom die medic wat saam hom op Marion en Gough was stuur baie groete en se vir hom sy pragtige medisyne kas wat hy vir my onder my vraag as n guns gebou het in 2008 is steeds pragtig en n wenner!!

Above just a thanks to a mutial friend that build me n medicine cabinet back in 2008.
Great guy. One of the best carpenter/joiners on the program.

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3482 on: October 14, 2018, 10:01:22 am »
Jip dis hy.  :thumleft:

Hy het ons woonstel se kaste ingebou en hele klomp houtwerk jobs aan ons huis gedoen.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3483 on: October 14, 2018, 09:47:55 pm »
This thread is like a football game going into injury time  :imaposer:

It is like I do not want it to end  :-[

Ri has saved me today from hiding away in the cabin and took me with to collect her 'Swannies braai' at Grotto bay after work.
Basically a portable braai that fits into a top-box, and reminds of the days I was a junior fireman in Brits fire Brigade when we were happy to drink Black label beer and braai wors next to the river, some even had fishing rods which was not even always removed from the 'clamp-on fishing rod clamps - remember all the cars roofs had that 'lip' like a gutter almost  :biggrin: ....
Some guys already owned fancy cars and they used the 'suction' type rod holders till one bright spark (not me  :peepwall: ) decided to attach the red hazard lights on the roof of his personal car (when called in for duty while on standby - it ended in tears  :lol8: )

Little did I know that my passion for ships and adventure will lead to Marion, Gough and the SA Agulhas!
As a child I have often made wooden ships, and I recall that a great gift for me was a handdown of Asterix and Obelix comics books from a cousin.
Obviously Tintin and his little doggie Snowy plaid a roll in the 'adventure thing', and I recall there was a character that was swearing a lot...the seaman  :lol8:

Well I am on my last night (of this voyage) on the SA Agulhas 2 and the thread will end officially tomorrow when I have to leave.

I did take a few pictures here and was quite surprised that there are 'terns' in the Harbour albeit different to the Antarctic terns. They behave the same, sound the same and only differ in colour.
Saw a weird stork of sort when coming back from 'Edgars' (needed a Jean that fits) but unfortunately no camera with me. In Africa Storks of all kinds were always in flocks but this one was all alone.

Anyway; herewith just a few pictures that took me back to Gough for a while....
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3484 on: October 14, 2018, 11:49:18 pm »
Tom I think the seaman in Tin Tin was Captain Hadock? 😎
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3485 on: October 15, 2018, 12:56:32 am »
Tom I think the seaman in Tin Tin was Captain Hadock? 😎

Hey old fart....Its Captain Archibald Haddock  :biggrin:

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3486 on: October 15, 2018, 06:02:50 am »
Now there we go, captain Haddock he is!

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3487 on: October 15, 2018, 06:11:57 am »
This thread is like a football game going into injury time  :imaposer:

It is like I do not want it to end  :-[


well we do not want it to end as well  :'(       so keep it going   :)    :thumleft:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3488 on: October 15, 2018, 08:57:52 am »
This thread is like a football game going into injury time  :imaposer:

It is like I do not want it to end  :-[


well we do not want it to end as well  :'(       so keep it going   :)    :thumleft:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3489 on: October 15, 2018, 12:21:33 pm »
Now there we go, captain Haddock he is!

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3490 on: October 15, 2018, 02:09:36 pm »
Now there we go, captain Haddock he is!

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Kaptein Sardyn in afrikaans :biggrin:

Tintin and Asterix and Obelix were real popular with Wilddogs as well 😂

Ek onthou nou Kaptein Sardyn😁

I have met a couple of great people over a short time in Cape town.
OuProp, Swanniesbraai, Grrrr..., MrD to name a few. Now I just need to meet 2TDan to duscuss his unique and very passionate love for BMW motorcycles.

I went for a pre interview for SANAE takeover this morning with the chief engineer and also my boss Mr floid (medical and Ohse) and the director. I have shown commitment and done from my side all I could.
They are by the sound of it hesitant or is the proper word reluctant to take a driver/medic and that because of limited space on the voyage and the fact that I do not have mechanical qualifications.

However, they know that I can work hard and under pressure and that may help. For now I would say my chances are 50 percent.

I will still reply on messages here but this was Gough Island for me.
I wil forever be grateful for the support and kindness, without that I would have been in trouble.

Thank you Wild dogs

Best to all👍

Tom Mc Sherry

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3491 on: October 15, 2018, 02:11:13 pm »
Doei....

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3492 on: October 17, 2018, 08:33:06 pm »
Thanks so much for sharing your journey Tom, its one of the first threads I check..

All the best, and wishing well for SANAE
 

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3493 on: October 18, 2018, 11:14:15 am »
Thanks to all, yes I really hope that the stars will align for SANAE and if not I am sure there will be another adventure or story.

I have just commited with the NSRI station 25 Hartebeespoort dam to do training with them coming Sunday. It is something I donate towards both financial and my time/medic. Blind people is my other soft spot and when I ride back in a few weeks (soon) I will go ro Capet town from Brits via Amamzintoti to give my (not in blood) blind daugter a hug and and sleep over.

From there I should run all the way through in one go. 

That NC get new brake pads tomorrow and maybe a battery at Runner

Also need to do my tax now, do specs and a lot of other stuff that needs my attention. Bike licence disc also edpire en of month so I need to go to the quee 4 u people.

Had a lekker braai last night (just a quick one ) on the most beutiful winelands...breathtaking views. Wd that has been to SANAE a few years back and we were spoiled like brats with a delicious meal and generous helping of Merlot and Shiraz.

Thanks Ri and all my Wd friends, this has been a great yourney and our friendships stand!!






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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3494 on: October 18, 2018, 12:22:04 pm »
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Ja jou specs het mos verander vandat jy so baie gewig verloor het!! ;) :lol8: :thumleft:
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3495 on: October 18, 2018, 12:51:59 pm »
Welkom terug Tom☺ SA het bietjie verander sedert jy laas hier was, maar dis nog 'n goeie plek. Ek het aan jou gedink toe jy geland het maar was op 'n bike trip so kon nie die skip sien inkom nie. Sterkte met die lewe hier.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3496 on: October 18, 2018, 01:59:36 pm »
Welcome tuis Tom, ek kan my indink dat dit 'n aanpassing moet wees.  Hou maar jou oë oop, Suid-Afrika is deesdae leeuwêreld.  Ek vergeet eintlik van al die admin wat agterweë gebly het terwyl jy weg was, nou moet jy baie inhaal.  As jy dalk hierlangs ry in jou terugtog, weet jy mos jy is altyd welkom.  Die forum gaan nou effe vaaler wees sonder ons "in-house" avonturier en sy vertellinge.
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3497 on: October 18, 2018, 05:01:37 pm »
Baie dankie julle, baie spesiaal.

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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3498 on: October 20, 2018, 02:28:26 am »
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fokkit ou maat, jy het MAER geword toe jy die baard afgeskeer het  :eek7:


JY lyk goed… hou dit so man.  :thumleft:

En sterkte met alles voorentoe, ek mis al klaar die fred  :(
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Re: TVB op vakansie na Gough Eiland
« Reply #3499 on: October 20, 2018, 07:45:44 am »
:eek7:


fokkit ou maat, jy het MAER geword toe jy die baard afgeskeer het  :eek7:


JY lyk goed… hou dit so man.  :thumleft:

En sterkte met alles voorentoe, ek mis al klaar die fred  :(
Dankie Gary!
People do not recognise me in Brits and first thing they ask: are you healthy?
From a 42 trouser to 34. Got me a new bike riding pant yesterday at Xkulcha and enjoyed riding my bike a lot. Got a few things done and try my best to adapt from 2 years and 9 people (only noice was loud music) to this 'madness'. I find most people friendly since I am back.

Still a few days of getting everything up to date en then all my focus on work and making a living. Pok life did become expensive. Bonus, my NC is giving me over quite some distance yeaterday a constant 31km/L.

I am eating fresh salad and fruit each and every day
Will miss Gough Island at times though.

Cheers


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