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Tuesday 24 May 2016 To Caro

Last night, with a little help from my neighbour John I reverse my bike into my little green shed for an easy exit in the morning. 725 more words


"Le Mur Cherbourg"

I was invited by “Le Mur” Cherbourg to paint in the center of town. Before I started painting I went to a small refugee camp and met some young lads mainly from Afghanistan living in small tents on the outskirts of the town. 72 more words

#OTD in 1912 – The Titanic, the world’s largest ship built at Belfast’s, Harland and Wolfe, hit an iceberg at 23:40.

Just before midnight in the North Atlantic, the RMS Titanic failed to divert its course from an iceberg, rupturing its hull, began to sink.

The Titanic was designed by the Irish shipbuilder William Pirrie and spanned 883 feet from stern to bow. 104 more words

Irish History

#OTD in 1912 – The RMS Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her first and only voyage.

At 7.30am, Captain Edward J. Smith boards Titanic with full crew. Third class passengers embarked at 9.30, followed by second and first class. Titanic sets sail from Southampton at noon heading for Cherbourg. 673 more words

Irish History

Ugly French Boys (Sorry, Buoys)

Following on from our false start the day before with the pea soup, we arose on Tuesday 4th April to a favourable outlook, fairly good visibility, no real fog and just a little bit of drizzly rain.  2,153 more words



Soon after noon on Wednesday, April 10th 1912, the ropes that had shackled the awesome bulk of RMS Titanic to her Southampton berth for a week were shrugged off like so many sodden strands, her trio of giant propellers kicked up the mud and sand of the River Itchen and, under the careful husbandry of six local tugs, the biggest moving object on the face of the planet began to inch gingerly forward to the cheers of a large crowd, gathered on the quayside. 1,293 more words

[ITA]Caen? No, Cherbourg.

Avete letto la fine del post di ieri? Scrivevo riguardo il mio attracco in Francia, Caen. Piano B. Gli operai a Caen non erano nelle condizioni di riparare al più presto la rampa dello scarico mezzi quindi decisero di cambiare Porto. 551 more words