I didn’t get around to posting an iPhone Friday yesterday so thought I would do a iPhone post today combined with a Hank update, there isn’t a great deal to see as most of the work has been carried out under Hank, things like new adjustable suspension all round, drop spindles fitted on the front, lowering the car by 2 1/2″ , rubber bumpstops and new gators fitted all over the place.
Here’s the bits you can see.
New Stainless steel front bumper and clear indicator lens.
New rear stainless steel rear bumper and rear light lens, these and the front bumpers will be coming off when Hank goes into paint but would rather make sure they fit now then when he’s got fresh paint.
New steering wheel and a Gene Burg gear shifter.
Have a great weekend.
Just went and got some last bits for Christmas, while the wife was food shopping I made my way to the booze aisle and found some Ale’s, some of these are very close to my heart, and liver.
Thought I would share some of them with you, those of you that have been to the UK may know some and even sampled some, but the rest of you will just have to take my word that we actually drink this stuff.
All photos taken with my iPhone 5 and Camera+
Not a very Christmasy one.
Feet get in a Tangle after to many.
Also make Tea.
Riggwelter is a sheep that can’t get back on it’s feet, just like me after to many of these.
The Pride of London (some think so)
It’s the only time I attempt to dance is after some of these.
Say no more.
I-phone Friday comes of course from Hastings, where the wife and I spent last weekend.
First night in a nice Turkish restaurant, seat covers took a bit of getting use too.
But the Lamps were nice.
Finish the night as we started.
A walk down the Old Town the following morning.
Some cool looking shops, shame it was closed.
I think I’m off to Israel on Monday, and its to the rig with no wi-fi, so have a great weekend and i’ll post again as soon as I can.
It’s been a very busy week, but I think I’ve caught up for now.
Here is a few shots taken with my iPhone on my travels home last week.
This is what I had to leave behind on the rig.
Over the British country side.
Looking up the Thames towards the North, you can make out Tower Bridge, the London Eye and the ‘Shard’, Europe’s tallest building.
If you have ever heard of London Gin, this is my take on it, London through a Gin.
Have a great weekend.
Yesterday I took the kids to The Reach it’s a climbing wall complex, looks really good with 750 square meters of rope climbing and up to 450 square meters of bouldering, when we arrived we had to go through the normal HSE stuff, but when it came to actually climbing we couldn’t do it unless the kids could tie themselves off, so I asked if they could do the training to learn that skill, yes but it’s £35.00 each, I said thats ok I’ll pay, Oh but it’s a two day course next week, ok i said can i book them in, yes but only if an adult is with them, ok I said I’ll join to, oh ok I will have to check if you can? 10 mins later we started all over again with another person, eventually we paid a registration fee and admission and the kids were allowed to go bouldering only, while they were having fun I filled out forms, my son’s girlfriend had to ring her mum to get permission. I talked to the admin person and told her they had all been climbing before at the ‘Cave’ (Another rock climbing place) and that we came here because the Cave had closed, she told me the Cave was going to re-open and maybe we should go back there. Now I understand about HSE and all that, and I understand they have to cover themselves if anything goes wrong but throughout the whole time we were there it felt like they did not what us to join, If they just put up a sign saying 18 years and over it would of been so much easier.
Rant over, to cool down we had a walk along the Thames and found this.
The MV Royal Iris is a twin screw, diesel-electric, former Mersey Ferry. The vessel was built by William Denny & Brothers of Dumbarton (Yard No. 1448) and launched in December 1950, costing £256,000.
Her engines were produced by Ruston & Hornsby Metropolitan-Vickers. Propulsion: 4 oil 4SA, each six cylinders driving four generators, each 300 kW/300v DC-connected to two electric motors, each 730shp and 2 shafts. Her maximum speed is 12 knots. Her weight is 1,234 gross tonnes. She is 159 feet long and 48 feet wide, with a draught of 9 feet.
The Royal Iris ran her trials on the Skelmorlie Mile on the River Clyde on 24 April 1951. Arriving in the River Mersey on 28 April 1951, she was initially owned and operated by Wallasey Corporation and carried the Borough coat of arms on the front of her superstructure. Upon entering service on 5 May 1951, she was licensed to carry 2,296 passengers on normal ferry duties, or 1,000 for cruising. Originally painted in a green and cream livery, the ship was distinctive in having a forward dummy funnel near her bridge and two exhaust stacks amidships, on both sides. Onboard amenities included a dancefloor and stage, tea room, buffet, cocktail bar, even a fish and chip saloon. The latter likely affording the Royal Iris the nickname “the fish and chip boat”.
On Friday 7 September 1951 the battleship HMS Duke of York was under tow on her way to being broken up at Gareloch when she collided with the Royal Iris off Gladstone Dock. The Royal Iris was temporarily out of control and the floodtide carried her against the warship. The ferry was approaching the end of a cruise organised by the Amalgamated Engineering Union. Some people were hospitalised as a result of the accident.
In 2002 the vessel was towed to a berth on the River Thames near Woolwich, awaiting a possible refit as a floating nightclub.
On Saturday, 6 February 2010, it was reported that Police and the RNLI had been called out to her berth on the River Thames, near Woolwich, after a passing vessel noticed she had taken on water up to her passenger deck. At the present time, it is unclear how long she has been in this state. There was evidence found to suggest that squatters had been living on board. Also found on board were various items of drug paraphernalia.
The Kid’s though the sign ‘LADIES POWDER ROOM’ was so cool.
Both taken with my iPhone 4 with Camera+
Just a quick collection from my recent Amsterdam visit. All photo’s taken with my iPhone 4 and processed with Camera+
One of the dock side cranes, not sure how old this is, but love the round concrete counter-weights.
Something you see a lot in Amsterdam.
A very cool car.
At last on the way home.