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Gibralter port.
« on: February 26, 2009, 06:08:56 pm »

Just a couple of pics from the last few days... 

Rfa Mounts Bay was in the port this morning but i left my camera in the Hotel  >>:-(

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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 06:24:42 pm »

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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 06:29:21 pm »

Sorry for the picture quality i was 6 floors up behind a window on some of them...
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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 06:30:10 pm »

Very good Christian. Taken from your garden I assume.  ok2
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 08:32:46 pm »

That's right Richard, taken whilst slumbering under the hot sun with a selection of ice cold beers to hand next to the pool in a hammock slung between 2 palm trees during the moments of peace between the massages, dips in the pool and jacuzzi and trips to the sauna, I hope you appreciate them seeing as I worked so hard to provide them for your viewing pleasure  {-) 
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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 10:45:14 pm »

Most of those pics show the old destroyer pens (now much built over), They looked so much nicer before the modern sheds were plonked on them. Another part of my life gone away. Sad. BY.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 10:58:31 pm »

Good, God, that has changed massivley since I was last there.

 WOW!

 Paul... :o
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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2009, 09:22:56 am »

That's right Richard, taken whilst slumbering under the hot sun with a selection of ice cold beers to hand next to the pool in a hammock slung between 2 palm trees during the moments of peace between the massages, dips in the pool and jacuzzi and trips to the sauna, I hope you appreciate them seeing as I worked so hard to provide them for your viewing pleasure  {-) 

Erm a slight exaggeration me thinks!! I was in Gib on Wednesday, without a camera I might add, and it was damned cold and windy.......Still it does get the Brits going!!

There did seem to be far more ships about than normal and I really wish I had taken my camera. I will do next time.....honest
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2009, 01:40:07 pm »

Specially for Russ (plenty more of Mounts Bay in the Webshots album now);
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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2009, 02:15:54 pm »

Fantastic  :-))

I was in a meeting (getting bored) so i kept edging towards the window to have a look at her....

Out there again in a couple of weeks so will try and do better with my camera  :embarrassed:

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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2009, 05:52:49 pm »

Interesting time when the harbour was being filled for the new blocks of flats (87/88). The filler material was dredged off the SE corner of the rock (Europa Point). Unfortunately, this was exactly the place where a whole load of pre WWII munitions had been dumped but not recorded or the records lost. Fortunately, none detonated during the dredging and were isolated when the dredgers off loaded. The EOD boys were kept busy for a couple of weeks disposing of the stuff.

As the flats were to have underground car parks I always thought it would have been 'interesting' if someone bumped the wall where a metal object was sticking out. (Just my warped humour I suppose)

The near sting in the tail was that the EOD boys thought they would keep an inert item for their crewroom. They also wanted to cut it open. Away they went with vice and hacksaw when the thing started to drip what smelt like HE. Upon further research they found that weapon markings had changed before WWII and what was now training round markings meant something entirely different then.

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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2009, 06:14:10 pm »

So how come no pics of my ship the Newton.
We are on 45 Berth.
Leaving Wednesday for Portsmouth with a force 10 expected!!!

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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2009, 06:36:11 pm »

Its there just hidden via the latest cloaking device fresh from Klingon supplies Ltd  {-)
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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2009, 07:06:05 pm »

No, it's temporarily submerged.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2009, 07:56:24 pm »

Ooops here you are in real time, I'll do better tommorow promise;
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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2009, 07:59:23 pm »

Fancy a beer on board?

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Re: Gibralter port.
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2009, 08:06:01 pm »

Yes, when you get back to the UK!

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« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2009, 07:10:24 pm »

As promised. I took 3 showing the spectacular improvement in the weather during the course of the day;
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