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We had a visitor drop in unexpectedly. He wouldn't stop for a cup of tea though.

hildegard says:

Wooo! :D (So long as it's not a medical transfer, that is.) Hope Kato's not crewing on here...

11th Jul 2006, 22:25

puddlepuff says:

You live in the ocean? :)

11th Jul 2006, 22:54

tullis says:

Not quite living in the Ocean. I'm working for the British Antarctic Survey. For two weeks I'm on-board the RRS James Clark Ross, getting a handle on the ship's computer systems.

The coastguards were just carrying out an exercise, it seems. They showed up, dropped this fellow off on a wire and then picked him up again.

We did have the RNLI turn up the other day, for a medical transfer, but that was because one of the technicians cut his finger quite badly. Not too badly.

We're somewhere between the Inner and Outer Hebrides right now and frankly, I'm stunned that I can get signal on my phone.

11th Jul 2006, 23:23

teflon says:

I was rather surprised that I could get a signal when I was on the ferry out to Lewis, but I suppose there's not a lot to obstruct the signal - a transmitter near the coast, and you're sorted, surely?

11th Jul 2006, 23:31

Rich says:

So it would appear! Impressive stuff, bon voyage Tullis!

11th Jul 2006, 23:37

Geodyne says:

It's great when they choose the ship for a training exercise, isn't it? They do so love the research vessels for that. :D

Must have been fun to watch!

12th Jul 2006, 07:44

Geodyne says:

BTW, I really love the curvy rotor effect in the top shot.

12th Jul 2006, 07:44

tullis says:

Yes, I did that specially. :-)

12th Jul 2006, 12:33

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