Command Sgt. Major
- Feb 23, 2010
Sirh.....are you an AdvRider?
I'm the proud owner of a '92 GSPD and an '02 1150GSA. Your post has motivated my to get off my ass and finish the rebuilt carb install on my GSPD this weekend.
Keep having fun for the res
So like Germans and buffets of specialty sausages then?Never get between a Norwegian and a buffet. They are like Stanley the Honey Badger without the good breeding and patience
You can't make this $#@t up, can you? You wake up in the morning and it's the world we live in...So like Germans and buffets of specialty sausages then?
Short update from the Norrona.... Passed over the site of the Battle of Jutland. It's wet. Nothing to see here.
But the experience so far has been interesting. We're on a MV ferry. See picture above. A box full of cars and trucks... with a hold positively stinking of fish. We're constantly trailed by a flock of scupper-rats (seagulls) that think we smell delicious. Or like Rosie O'Donnell.
Last time I took this route was January 2014, headed to UK on the Queen Mary, a true ocean liner. And it was smooth sailing with just one day of bad seas... and always following. This trip... is different. Everyone aboard, it seems, is seasick to one degree or another. Me included. Never happened before. But we're taking a pounding. Now have enough Dramamine in my to paralyze a horse. It's working. Mostly.
What is interesting about the experience is that we are a lot more comfortable, well-fed, relaxed and Internet-enabled than something like a million GI's who went overseas to Europe about 77 years ago. And they were stacked in racks/bunks 8 high at times. Confined to their bunks. Crappy mess-hall food. No shower for the 10 to 14 day passage, depending on how much zigzagging the convoy did. And they knew that at any moment, a torpedo could slice their ship in two... or they could hit a mine. And that was that. No rescues. Convoy more important than a ship.
So any misery that us 'modern' travellers might deign to complain about... Don't go there! This is a delight!
Part of this trip is for the battlefields. And they're not all fields. But experience... not hardly. One can observe. And reach some Monday-Morning-Quarterback about what an idiot Monty was or how Jutland should have come out differently. Experience a battlefield, however? Balderdash. One can only experience a battle. After that, it's just another piece of terrain to study. Only those who were there can experience the terror, adrenaline, stench, noise, tragedy, triumph, loss... those who come after the battle can only experience a sunny day on a piece of soil. And learn from those who did experience the event.
All these companies in EU selling their 'battlefield experience' tour bus trips around Normandy, Arnhem, etc? It should be called "Battlefield tourism.'
And do I have newfound respect for the guys who had to fight the Battle of the Atlantic... just to get to where they could fight in the European Crusade.
Just a thought for the day.
History.I know what you mean about the battlefield experiences but the stench you mention was still very apparent when I visited some of the concentration camps when we were based in West Germany 61 to 63. I remember Buchenwald had been bulldozed and plowed over but still stunk, nothing would grow there and even saw flocks of birds divert around the site.
Must be something weather wise happening in the North Atlantic.
There was a tradgedy yesterday on Cape Cod and it was notable how rough the surf was/played a roll.
Being sea sick, there is little that is worse.
A sadistic person would hand the truly seasick a pistol and know that like an addict to the full heroin needle they would use it without reservation. Just the solid realization that until the boat hits land you will hate your existence blows.
No, it's a 'salamander suit' joint like used on underwater pressure suits. It's round, but on an angle, allowing the astronaut to flex and twist... while still wearing a rigid suit instead of a cloth one.Astronauts getting beer bellies these days or is that suit for the knocked up ones?
Like the infinite possibilities to adjust a length of pipe by rotating paired elbow joints.No, it's a 'salamander suit' joint like used on underwater pressure suits. It's round, but on an angle, allowing the astronaut to flex and twist... while still wearing a rigid suit instead of a cloth one.
To make the circle 'Smaller' its mounted at an angle. That way it still rotates, but is much slimmer than a full sphere.
It's a very cool design.