I used to go through the Kiel Canal on this, the MV Garden. It used to leave Harwich on a Friday night, tip and load more cargo at Cuxhaven on Saturday night then get to Turku on Tuesday morning. Three days on the piss basically. Then off to the Russian border at Vaalimaa, a day or two waiting there then drive down through St Petersburg to Moscow. Did that loads of times, It used to save losing time at the Polish and Belarusian borders if going overland. The boat was great, Finnish crew very friendly, got shown around the engine room, the bridge etc. In the Summer the crew used to do a barbecue on the top car deck. So just like a cruise except I got paid for doing it.
Paying good money and then being told to dress in a certain way sounds like going to work to me, it's beyond me how anyone could enjoy such a restriction on their freedom. There again, maybe I'm odd.
I hate the idea of cruise ships. Someone told me they are a bit like going into a busy shopping centre like Westfield but there are no exits.
Sounds like hell on earth.
Well it depends..Ive never been on the floating blocks of flats and never will.. I like cruises cos its safe way to travel..I don't mix much, i do my own thing except for the dancing..its a major reason I go on cruises. I go swimming before folks normally wake up..love being out on deck as early as poss to watch the sun rise..its deserted then...and I normally go to bed earlyish and avoid busy places. As for size of ships..50 passengers so far the smallest and about 1700 the biggest..
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I was commenting on one possible reason why you no longer get that sort of job.
Well, no doubt the goods I used to take there are carried on Polish or Lithuanian trucks nowadays (or possibly transported in shipping containers) but the drivers will not be based in the UK so it's a different scenario to what has happened in, say, the vegetable packing industry which is serviced by people who have migrated to the UK, and in fact the work dried up long before the 2004 eu expansion largely because eastern European hauliers started having access to trucks capable of doing it, Volvo, Scania, Daf etc, at the time they largely operated eastern European-built trucks such as Jelcz, KAMAZ, MAZ etc which were too shitty and unreliable to do the work.
dogless: Yes thanks John ... no milk or sugar, but a nice biccy
Mar 31, 2020 12:27:19 GMT
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT