If you havent inferred from my lack of posts we have been a little busy this hitch. So far just about three weeks into the hitch we have spent about 15 days offshore or running, and our time in port hasnt involved a lot of sitting around. All and all back to the normal grind for our client, and quite a change from last hitch. I honestly cant say Ive enjoyed it this hitch, between our satellite system being very spotty and the call cards number not working again, it has been harder and harder to communicate with home. Whats worse is the weather is now classic New England summer at home and Im chomping at the bit to get home. Such is the life, and I shouldnt complain too loudly as I am looking at four weeks off this time around as opposed to the normal two.
In other news the USCG hasnt given me and new updates on my license application since I got an email saying it was up for medical review. Hopefully we are either in monday (doubtful) or the satellite connection is working so I can give the NMC a call and find out whats going on. Ive put more than a few hours in studying for the exam this hitch and it would be nice to be able to set a testing date. Making the upgrade would mean a big raise and my own watch, plus more opportunities to hunt down an even time spot somewhere. Basically all good things. Though admittedly not as good as the prospect of the next few weeks at home with the Therapist. A couple red sox games, sailing on safari, BBQ in the back yard and playing with Kobe the human like black lab. It cant come soon enough.
The part of work I have been enjoying is putting my Gopro to work here on the vessel. Aside from just cool fisheye stills I have been busy making some time lapse videos of working at the rig and shifting around Fourchon. Stand by for the videos on here as I will be upgrading my account when I get home to allow me to post them.
As usual, here are some pictures from the last few days.
Polar Queen passing Shenzi after setting a riser on the sea floor
Conundrum another nice looking Viking.
Tico Time a Hatteras I believe
Diana Marie topping around a red flag hopper barge in stone slip
Ready for sunset