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A transatlantic adventure with a wood turner

As anyone who’s crossed it will tell you, the Atlantic is a very big ocean. I know, because I crossed and re-crossed it as a merchant seaman. 406 more words

Communicating Ideas

How Soon is Now?

So I was, or rather I am looking forward to joining my new ship but now it’s about to happen I probably feel a little nervous too though for completely different reasons to those I was stressing over 18 months ago.   839 more words

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News Day

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE EXPECTING A LABOR DAY POST, I HAVE HERE A LINK TO MY POST FROM LAST YEAR WHICH DEPICTED THE DAY’S CELEBRATION IN THE STYLE OF THE 1950’S.   731 more words

History

Thought of the week with the Very Reverend Archbishop Dr Robert Carolgees

As I sit reclining in my solid oak-backed chair so kindly provided to me by my parishioners, my thoughts whirl around me like a big earthworm might coil and buckle in pain after it has been sliced in two by the sharp metallic blade of a heavy spade. 921 more words

Thought For The Week

Brief History of the British Merchant Navy

By Kelly A. Spring

As an island nation, Britain has a long maritime history involving the movement of goods and people in and out of the country. 590 more words

Update

So lucky me (no sarcasm intended) is off to the sister ship of my last ship and being someone who rarely, if ever, has their priorities in the correct order here was my thought process on this: 167 more words

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The View from The M Shed Roof, Bristol, 07/08/14.

The third floor of the M Shed, a museum dedicated to the story of Bristol and its “unique place in the world”, offers exceptional views of the Floating Harbour and various points of nautical interest. 264 more words

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