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Bolt from the Blue

Hey Mark, fancy going out and doing a job in the Mediterranean they said!
After the weather we have been having at home I jumped at the opportunity, Warm weather, sunshine, no rain………..not a chance!

We’ve had rain like I’ve never seen before, last night a huge lightning storm, which isn’t good for our GPS equipment, today we had to stop Anchor handling for a while because the rain was so heavy the boat couldn’t see the rig.
More lightning today,
I’m sitting in a tin box on the roof of the pilot house surrounded by antennas, the thunder is so loud my ears have popped, (I’m sure they will start to bleed soon) I need a coffee but afraid to go outside and down the steps in case I get hit by a bolt. (Lightning not a dropped object) and there is water coming in through the air vents, which I have now covered in bubble wrap and duck tape, but now I can’t breath.
I still love my job.

Took this shot last night, hand held and just kept shooting until I captured some lightning.

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32 comments on “Bolt from the Blue

  1. Doesn’t sound ideal to be encased in metal surrounded by all that water – still, you love it, and you get to be in the middle of storms like that = magnificent πŸ™‚

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  2. Our Adventure in Croatia

    sounds like an amazingly adventurous job you’ve got! πŸ™‚ I will check out more of your adventures in other countries…

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  3. Wow Mark, that is quite the adventure you are on. THis is the first time I am glad I am not in the Mediterranean. Great pic by the way.

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  4. Wow sounds a little bit scary. Take care of yourself. Wonderful capture.

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  5. Wow! Wow! Wow!
    Amazing stuff Mark, stay safe and find a way to get a rookie to bring you coffee!

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  6. And we think we get bad weather! Sounds pretty scary. Plenty of drama in this shot, Mark.

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  7. That’s what comes of trying to escape the British weather!

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  8. I have never shot lighting, always wanted too. Nice work.

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  9. Great shot Mark! A little “hair-raising” on the ship to capture this!

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  10. How exciting, this is the adventure of working offshore! What an amazing experience and well done getting a shot of the lightning bolt, that’s great!

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  11. Striking photograph! Your final sentence was the best. I STILL LOVE MY JOB. Virginia

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  12. cool and nice timing πŸ™‚

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  13. Any other job would seem drab in comparison! Superb shot!

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