Archive for the ‘Wildlife’ Tag

Birds on the Beach   18 comments

Just got back from another successful rig move, this one was a Jack-up out from Norwich, it first tried to move early January but could not due to the weather, after another two attempts failed due to weather again we finally got the weather window we needed, once the legs were up and water tight integrity confirmed we were on our way, a two day tow and we were at the standby location, a couple of days WOW (Waiting On Weather) here until another weather window saw us move to final location, we used sonar and GPS to locate our exact position and pinned the legs onto the three pre-installed gravel mats, three days of pre-load, this is filling the hull with water when it is a couple of feet out of the water so we get maximum weight on each leg, once happy we lift the rig to its working height, jump on a helicopter and are home for tea and biscuits.

Now I suppose you want some photos of it, sorry but due to restrictions imposed by my employer I can’t, but I am working on it.

However here are some from the British Virgin Islands, a wildlife theme this time.










Posted March 11, 2014 by rigmover in Caribbean

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Beautiful Scotland   30 comments

On my recent visit to Scotland I spent a bit of time with my Nephews, over a few cold beers we talked about the beauty of Scotland, the flora and fauna, like the salmon making it’s way up stream to lay her eggs, red squirrels collecting nuts for the cold winter ahead and young deer scratching at the snow for some winter grass to eat.

This got me thinking and we made a decision to venture out the following day and check out some of Scotland’s wildlife.

Now you may be thinking how I don my thermals and waterproofs, fill a backpack with essentials like spare water, barley sugar sweets, one of those foil sheets, a GPS, shave off my moustache but keep my beard, grab my hiking pole and head off, after of course informing family and friends of where we are going and when we will be back.

Thats what a sensible person would do, but i’m an offshore worker and a petrol head so we took this.

A V8.




Found a bit of snow on the top of the mountain.





We aren’t stuck here, just changing drivers.





You don’t need to follow a track in this beast, as long as the trees have been cut down.




I don’t know what all the fuss is about now, we didn’t see any wildlife.

No tree or any wildlife was hurt in the making of this post. Have a great weekend.

Posted March 1, 2013 by rigmover in Scotland

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