Derrick was feeling quite uplifted as he minced across the deck ...
.... but his neck was stiff from craning to see if he had been noticed!
Actually Nick, I think Derrick has minced off with [Thialf, the big brother of Saipem. Who says that size doesn't matter? ;)
I got that link wrong - but it still sort of works!
You have captured the missing link and all works well swell ~ and how annoying to find another near by with an even bigger jib :(
He was craning his neck to see if you were in Stavanger Bonnie Lad. Couldn't find you, so he quietly slipped away in the night.
I think I'm a bit rusty with my link techniques ;)
This really gives no real idea of the size of Saipem:
Class and type: Semi-submersible crane vessel
Displacement: 172,000 t (heavy lift)
Length: 198 m (overall)
Beam: 87 m
Height: 43.5 m keel to deck without the cranes!
Propulsion: 12 thrusters
Speed: 9.5 knots (18 km/h)
Crew: Up to 700 persons
Clean shot Amelia, good light and perspective. Have a nice start of the week, Vittorio
Hello Vittorio, thank you for your compliment. This floating crane is the second largest in the world, the length is about the same as 2 football pitches ;)
Greetings from Norway, Amelia
What a load of rubbish! - on the quay I mean...
My mate Andrew who lives in Stavanger had to scrap his red Peugeot about a month ago - I'm sure that's his about halfway down the pile on the right hand side. It'll be a tin for dog food before you know it (it wasn't much better than that when it was 'up and running'!) Best wishes, Clive
Hey - you have a mate in Stavanger Clive? Do you ever get over here to visit? There is a pub called the Irishman there - the same the world over :))
I think you could be right about the red Peugeot, I have it on the left hand pile of cars fourth row down. Yep - dog food cans is the way of all old Peugeots :))
Your 'chum' in Norway, Amelia
Yes, Amelia, he's a teacher at The British School. We have mutual life-long friends who live in/around Kleppe (which is why I know the beaches at Sola / Vegge so well!). Haven't been for a while (miss staying in their hut in the mountains!), but must go again sometime soon, or he'll just come to Ireland again and complain!
Best wishes, your 'Pal' in Ireland. Clive
How can anyone complain in Ireland Clive, it's a Pedigree country!
We have had a poor June here, but I always think that September and October are a good months to visit Norway. If you are considering it please let me know :)
My dog likes it here - says it's the cat's 'whiskas'.....
Cork's good at GAA football - they 'winalot'
Did ya ever hear of the Irish dog : Ken O'Meat ??
Very nice photo! Like!
Many thanks KhoiTran. This floating crane is the second biggest in the world. I also have a photo of the biggest one, it is called THIALF :)
Lot of color in the junk yard. The great crane seems to have a lot to chew there... Hopefully the little one will get it's slice too. :)
Sorry for this late reply dear Sandy; and many thanks for your lovely compliment. I am sure that the little crane didn't go hungry, there was more than enough to chew on, and the 'bowl' gets replenished regularly :))
Thank you Konstantin Khrapko, I'm pleased that you liked this monster.
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