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Atlantic Crossing Day 2   8 comments

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There isn’t a lot to see out here, but most evenings just as the sun was setting we would be treated to a few visitors, here’s one of them, great to watch but hard to photograph.

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Posted April 11, 2016 by rigmover in Tenerife

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Chilling   26 comments

When I get back from a Rig move, I normally say how well it went and how hard I worked 😉 but on this occasion I can’t do either, it was one of those, ‘quick get out there as soon as you can jobs’ which isn’t uncommon in this line of work. For some of us only a couple of hours notice and we were on our way, the three of us met up at Heathrow terminal five and after some breakfast we were on a plane to Bergen in Norway. An hour long taxi ride through tunnels and over a bridge we arrived at the Rig, once dressed in full PPE we climbed the 87 steps up the leg, luckily our bags were craned up, once we got our breath back and were assigned our cabins we went to mob our equipment to find out it was all ready to go, all we did was turn it on and do all our checks, what a result!

The time for the move to start came and went several times in the next week until we were told it wasn’t going to happen and we could all go home, a bit disappointed but if you are going to spend a week chilling on a Rig, you can’t beat Norway. I even managed to get a few photos out of the window of the taxi on the way back to the airport.

Have a great weekend.

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Posted April 4, 2014 by rigmover in Norway

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Favourites of 2012   9 comments

A couple of my favourites from 2012, both from Greenland.

I was working in Greenland for a month, we were suppose to be installing a sonar array on the sea bed but instead spend the entire time move icebergs away from a rig.

Ice watching.

Watching the ice

Thanks for visiting and have a happy New Year.

Posted December 31, 2012 by rigmover in Greenland

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Rundown   15 comments

The last in this set of Bergen Buildings, as you can see the further we traveled out of town the more rundown the buildings became, still great colours, but this one is more rust and flaking paint, sits in well with the landscape though.

Bergen Buildings   19 comments

Follow on from yesterdays post, more of the old style buildings we pass as we head out to sea. The sun was getting low and lit up these two building nicely, I’m so glad the Norwegians like these bright earthy colours, they go so well with the surrounding countryside.

Washed Up   9 comments

Back in Aasiaat which is located on an island in the outermost southern part of Disko Bay in a very beautiful archipelago area and it is often referred to as “the land of a thousand islands”. I only counted 984, but may have missed a couple.

I spotted this old fishing boat next to the rusty drums and liked the colours, I don’t know weather the boat is still used but did notice it’s still tied to a mooring, maybe thats just incase there is a very high tide.

 

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Seal of Approval   12 comments

Well it looks like summer is finally here in London and this is my seal of approval. (sorry). I just thought it was a cool photo. (there I go again).

Back in Greenland again, while towing an iceberg on a long (24 hours) summers day this fellow drifted past us. Now we have onboard an environmentalist, he is a local, an Inuit and it’s our duty to report to him whenever we see any wildlife, so I called him, and up to the bridge he came, we stepped out onto the deck and I pointed out the iceberg with the seal on it, he then made some notes. Out of interest I asked him what type of Seal it was and his reply was “dunno but good eating“. I think he was joking, he knew what type of seal it was.

Alesund   1 comment

Still in Alesund, Norway. Almost all Norwegian cities I have been to have an observation view point overlooking the city and Alesund is no exception, so I grabbed my camera, a couple of banana’s from the gallery and headed out for the climb, this shot was taken about half way up the mountain (large hill, but mountain sounds better) Quite typical for a northern Norwegian city, packed tight together and very colourful. Hope you enjoy.

Posted April 21, 2012 by rigmover in Norway

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