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Old 12th June 2012, 22:48
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Sitting on the aft bits with a mug of hot sweet Indian crew tea and a cheesy beano with the smell of the galley and funnel fumes wafting by on a warm tropical morning after being up all night fixing a crappy AEI radar display that some moron had hosed down with a salt water hose.
(Washing the PCBs with distilled water actually worked !!!!)

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Old 12th June 2012, 23:33
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Chris, have you ever thought of seeing someone about your obsession with Cheese Beanos? At least it's better than that unhygenic foreign muck churned by the Bhandari that a lot of folk here rave on about.

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Old 12th June 2012, 23:46
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Being informed you are being relieved and heading home on leave.
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Old 13th June 2012, 07:06
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Being informed you are being relieved and heading home on leave.
Dont you mean being relieved and walking back to the ship with a smile on ones face lol
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Old 13th June 2012, 08:48
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"Home ward bound"
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Old 13th June 2012, 11:04
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During a far east trip the bridge watchkeeper gave me a call early morning to observe Halleys comet. An amazing sight, the sky was very clear and it felt like you would reach out and touch the stars. I'll never forget that night.
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Old 13th June 2012, 11:22
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During a far east trip the bridge watchkeeper gave me a call early morning to observe Halleys comet. An amazing sight, the sky was very clear and it felt like you would reach out and touch the stars. I'll never forget that night.
I'll vouch for that, Mike. Me too.

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Old 13th June 2012, 12:00
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Another moment was homeward bound, just transitted Biscay - would always get the mate to give me a shout at about 0500 ish as we would be coming up on Ushant Lighthouse. Funny how most of the voyages I can remember it was in the early hours that we did this. I'd stand out on the bridge-wing and watch the loom of the light get brighter and brighter until, abeam, it would illuminate the side of the ship.

I considered that 'home waters' - although I'd been working GLD from the previous day.

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Old 13th June 2012, 12:29
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Sailing on the Torwood,no bathroom ,no hot water ,chain steering,a cow to steer,old stove in accomodation for heat,unusable in bad weather,spartan she was,, but a good skipper in Capt John , we had a laugh.
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Old 14th June 2012, 11:55
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Standing on the deck of the Adventurer on our way down to the Cape,beautiful sunny day with a calm sea and a blue sky.A pod of dolphins came alongside us racing past to play up at the bow Whilst I was watching them pass one came alongside and instead of overtaking kept pace with the ship and turning slightly to his right made eye contact with me staying there for a few seconds and the n accelerating away again at high speed to catch up with the others.I wonder what he made of it all.
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Old 14th June 2012, 19:20
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Same place, same sort of moment......

Albie cruised up from astern, rode the updraft from the bridge wing dodgers, peeled off, circled and repeated the operation, all with barely a flap of his wings. Stayed for ages.

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Old 14th June 2012, 20:38
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1. Landfall in UK and speeding up a muddy English Chaneel after months away.
2. Entering Sydney Harbour on a calm summer dawn with the prospect of a week or more alongside.
3 4-8 watch in Southern Ocean after a good star sight, watching albatross hovering over the bridge wing for an hour or more
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Old 17th June 2012, 20:13
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Chris, have you ever thought of seeing someone about your obsession with Cheese Beanos? At least it's better than that unhygenic foreign muck churned by the Bhandari that a lot of folk here rave on about.

John T
To be honest YES !! And ref "that foreign muck" I loved the food as well.
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Old 17th June 2012, 21:01
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Crossing the dateline a Thursday and the day after is also a Thursday !
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Old 17th June 2012, 21:15
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Just being there! except for pitching roller coaster iron ore carriers, this thread has provoked more memories, sort of tactile, than any other thread. Fisherman.
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Old 17th June 2012, 22:14
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Glenorchy Singapore.. 1960

Having finished being part of the team changing a liner.
Tobys Paradise, Straits Caberiet, Anchor Bar and a nice cold Tiger.

Magic,

John
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Old 17th June 2012, 23:29
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Watching a triple green flash in the northern North Sea. Awesome.
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Old 22nd June 2012, 16:27
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A leg-over with very enthusiastic nurses/telephone operators/policewomen in South Africa/Australia and UK ports on party nights on board. Beats watching a triple green flash any day of the week
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Old 24th June 2012, 06:38
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I can see whole new thread starting with that post !
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I think if you were to elaborate a little more on these "Nursie" parties aboard you would attract a lot of readers
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Old 24th June 2012, 10:48
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I think if you were to elaborate a little more on these "Nursie" parties aboard you would attract a lot of readers
Good gracious, where do I start?
Avonmouth, with the nurses from Brislington House Nurses Home. We did everything correctly by seeing the Matron in charge of the Home, presenting her with flowers and escorting the nurses to the ship by well presented Cadets in full uniform. The Smoke Room was decked out and Lecky put up subdued and dimmed lighting in the Saloon/SmokeRoom and adjoining Alleyways. The toilets were segregated into "pointers" (for the lads) and "Setters" (for the girls). Naff I know looking back at it now but effective at the time. Everyone decked out in half blue uniform, the Saloon tables laden with goodies and the bar supplied with every sort of drink. And after that, you can use your imagination to envisage the shenanigans that went on.

South Shields, with the policewomen and Wireless ops from Northumbria Police, but perhaps that story is for a later date as will the parties with nurses from the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow and Addlington General Hospital in Durban among others.
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Old 24th June 2012, 11:12
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#44 Wrens in Mauritius,got smuggled in HMSMauritius in Vacoas by a wren r/o whilst she was having I noticed a letter lying on the coffee table,my curiosity got the better I read`hope you`re still having a good time with the merchant crews`It didn`t bother me in the slightest,she was a lovely girl.Mt mate our Sparkie was seeing her mate whose father was a Bailiff on Rutland Water wish I
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Old 24th June 2012, 11:13
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#44 Wrens in Mauritius,got smuggled in HMSMauritius in Vacoas by a wren r/o whilst she was having a shower after work I noticed a letter lying on the coffee table,my curiosity got the better of me and I read`hope you`re still having a good time with the merchant crews`It didn`t bother me in the slightest,she was a lovely girl.My mate our Sparkie was seeing her mate whose father was a Bailiff on Rutland Water wish I`d kept in touch the fishing there is great.I kept in touch with this one for three trips until she was shipped home on our ship the`Vaal`bet she caused a ruckus on there as well.Great fun I remember snorkelling at their recreation place Le Chaland and sleeping on the beach,Christ it got cold.
I was sharing her with at least one other regular visitor from one of those boats whose names start `Al .......`something or other,Kuwait shipping?

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Old 24th June 2012, 11:21
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South Shields, with the policewomen and Wireless ops from Northumbria Police, but perhaps that story is for a later date as will the parties with nurses from the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow and Addlington General Hospital in Durban among others.
Southern General in Glasgow, happy days on the phone and ask for Mary, worked every time. Some great girls and great parties!!
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Old 24th June 2012, 12:01
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Cornerbrook Newfoundland, local population allegedly four women to one man, great parties on the Bowater ships the girls used to know when the ships were due in, they were looking for husbands (some occasionally succeeded) and liked to show how good a wife they would make in the bedroom department.
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