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Blogging the journey...

Friday, 21 April 2006

That's a big boat

MV Cosco Ningbo was docked in Felixstowe yesterday - the 6th port of call on her maiden voyage, which began on 22 March. She is the largest container ship in the world and can carry 9447 twenty-foot containers. Length 350.57 meters, width 42.8 meters, carrying capacity 107277 tons, speed 25.4 sea miles per hour.

Source: Official Web Portal of Ningbo, China

Yep, that's a big boat.

Why do I tell you all this? Because we can see Felixstowe docks from our bedroom window. (Looks great at night, all lit up.)

This is the best picture I could get -

You can see the stern clearly enough, the bow is just "touching" the trunk of the (thoughtlessly placed) tree.

Should be in Hamburg now, and due to arrive back in Shanghai in May.


Wednesday, 12 April 2006

Favour-returning time

My goddaughter, Marin, has a new blog. She put a link to me in her very first post (she's a good kid) so I'm adding a link to her! -- Dementedly Sane.

Disclaimer: So Far, So Good and jmk are in no way responsible for the content of the above site. Visit it at your own risk! Have a nice day.


Saturday, 8 April 2006

Whatever next?

Spotted this at Tesco in Colchester.
Had to buy one - just so's I could take a picture of it to show y'all.

(It's a Jonagold, by the way.)


Monday, 3 April 2006

My virtual Speakers' Corner*

Greetings, faithful readers (as opposed to newbie viewers - no exclusion intended, see below). You've been here before, you've nosed around, you've seen all there is to see, right? Well, I'd just like to flag up my new link list: "jmk's CyberSoapbox" - where I scramble up on my soapbox and shout a bit to draw your attention to organisations/projects/concepts that are important to me. (If you hadn't already come to the conclusion that I'm odd, you will do when you see that lot.)

Now then, you newbies - Welcome! Make yourself at home, have a look around, come back anytime. Oh, and before you go, please feed the llama. Thank you.

*Wikipedia: Speakers' Corner


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