AFter cruising the River Vestula last year with my youngest twin daughter incorporating a stop off at Auschwitz & Birkenau (I know how to show a girl a good time!👍) we arranged for this years trip to be to the wonderful Ukraine. However, the ex, my daughters mum, persuded her its not safe, with all the tales of rape n murder going on throughout The Ukraine, after all, shes watched the film ‘Taken’ starring Liam Neeson! Despite me telling Emily shes more likely to be raped n murdered on a night out in Blackpool, she stayed at home...So bollox to it I‘ve come on my own!
Booked onto an ex Communist cruise ship, moored at port entrance, Jetty 2 on the River Dnieper, just outside Kiev centre, for a bit of cruising n sightseeing.
Set off, leaving port mid afternoon, heading out of Kiev🙂
BTW about this boat's engine(s) it doesn't look like a V-10 or V-12, but more like 2 similar 5 or 6 cylinder inline engines next to each other.
My daughter is doing both Russian and History at degree level which is why I try to take her places I think will be of interest to her, alas its not to be this year due to reasons above!🙄
Anyhow I dont know if you've ever tried to strike up conversation with a Ukrainian chief engineer about ships engines in pidgin english....Its pretty much a non starter involving plenty of pointing, armwaving and general angerness on his part having to waste time dealing with an English idiot😱😱😱, sure my daughter Emily could of got to the bottom of it!
Russian anti ballistic missile warning system known as ‘Woodpecked’ built to sense the differing shockwaves caused by the USA launching a ballistic missile in Russia’s direction....about as much use as a copy of The Guardian on Foxy’s breakfast table!
Listed on OS maps as childrens play area whist in service, now Abandoned after the nuclear accident 2 KM away!
Propaganda roon in the radio station room...’USAis the enemy of our Party’ etc plus pics of missiles and wavelength levels etc.
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