Saturday, May 31, 2008

Greetings and salutations

15 hour shift last night due to all this happening AFTER my shift was SUPPOSED to end; a crew photo shoot, oil pollution drills, training in the different stations related to fuel, engines, generators aboard the ship, then a marathon crew meeting to wrap up the trip and QHSE issues.  Holy fuck am I tired tonight...

Found the crew photos on the ship's network!  Guess I better post a couple.....hello from sunnyandmotherfuckinghotwesternaustralia!!!

The reason we took these photos was to send them to this school in England that we just donated a couple grand to.  One of the crew lives near this place that takes in young people from developing countries, feeds, clothes, houses them and sends them to a University.  They all live in this little house, about a dozen kids, I think.  So, this guy asked the crew to donate a couple of bucks and then we wired them the loot. Anyway, when they received our donations, they sent us a bunch of letters and photos, so we decided to send a photo, or two, back.  Good fun, but man was it hot, standing in boiler suits up on deck.

In other news there is no other news....

2 comments:

Steph said...

So... is the reason the photos are taken at such a distance so that y'all would appear cheerful despite the heat or so that the cameraman could remain out of swiping distance because of the heat?

Mr. Bud said...

always worth it. 10 years from now when you and mates pull out this picture and point to people and say 'one crazy sonobitch' it will make every ounce of sweat seem pennyless.

it is a great shot.
I have many to send,... soon.