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    Re: CHIT-CHAT Zone

    going to St Malo and Dinard for a day trip on the 27th June. On Condor Rapide hoping for a smooth trip.... !!!!

    past cruises 2000 ncl crown odessey mediterranean 2006 ncl marco polo baltic 2007 ncl marco polo mediterranean... june 2010 pacific princess, mediterranean . may 2011 island princess alaska . june 2015 NCL Star Norwegian Fjords

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      Oh Kiki, summer will be here by then (!) and you'll have balmy days and the smoothest of seas. Enjoy it.
      Ivy

      "To thine own self be true.......
      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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        Our Steve says hello to all. For one reason and another he's not been up to posting, but I know he'll make it one day soon.
        Ivy

        "To thine own self be true.......
        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          Say hello back to him, if he won't read it in here. We miss his contribution in the puzzle thread and will be happy about his post sooner or later.
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            Re: CHIT-CHAT Zone

            For those in the UK a new TV series by Quest on Channel 38 started tonight. It is on ships' journeys, ships of all kinds, and tonight it began with Crystal Serenity on a world tour. I tuned in part-way through, as is my wont, for apart from news time I'm not much of a TV watcher so never know what is on. But it was interesting, showing the unexpected things that crop up to make life difficult for the captain and his crew.
            When I switched on, they had just been experiencing a possible problem with passing under Sydney harbour bridge. They made it - just. The next leg was to Melbourne, I think that was uneventful, then moving on to Fremantle across the Australian Bight with its notorious winds, the captain decided to change course slightly because the sea was so rough. There was a view of someone in the pool being shot from one end to the other in a massive surge of the water which roared up over the pool end.
            Once at Fremantle the Japanese cook rushed ashore to try and find a pink snapper for dinner that evening - a special request from a passenger. He didn't know Freo, but after a hunt in the larger stores he eventually found a small shop which had one. Relief all round.
            The next stage was due north to Bali. There a bit of a problem arose. I think it was because the captain had to dock at a different quay from the one he was used to. I say "think" because I was partly watching and partly doing something else. But a) he had an extremely shallow channel to pass through with a clearance of only a few meters below the keel, b) a very narrow entrance and, finally, c) could only make it at the particular moment when the tide was on the turn. (Don't ask!) It was night-time, too. To "help" him there were two pilots who had never taken on a ship of that size before. Twice a fishing vessel loomed up but in the end he set his own course, did his own thing and used the bow thrusters to get the ship through. I think it was there that the quay he was at was slowly sinking, anyway, and the commentator thought that the massive wake set up by the ship using its bow thruster to get away would probably be the last straw for the quay.
            Finally, to Singapore where new laws demanded a particular type of steam system on ships, and without which they were not allowed in. Yes, you've guessed it - Crystal Serenity didn't have it! So the Chief engineer was cracking his whip to get the new system installed on the way. Idly I wondered - don't they keep abreast of such things before setting sail?
            Somewhere along the way on this eventful trip (not that the passengers were aware of any of the traumas) it was found that the swimming pool was leaking on to the casino below. Pool was emptied, poor little plumber squeezed through a ventilation shaft to get to the plumbing and found a cracked pipe. Don't they keep the pipes in a more easily accessible place???
            Finally arriving in Singapore with new steam system in place, but ah! would the ship foul the cable car wires? She was riding high because she was by now light on fuel. A laser beam from a tower on shore determined that there were inches to spare, and she was in.
            I was incredulous, watching all this. You couldn't have thought up a better series of incidents for a comic film.
            I think it's going to be a weekly series, succeeding boats will be all kinds of working ones, so it should make interesting watching. But it can never beat the round-the-world trip of Crystal Serenity, I'm sure.
            Last edited by wherrygirl; June 27th, 2013, 08:41.
            Ivy

            "To thine own self be true.......
            Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              Re: CHIT-CHAT Zone

              troubles ahead??????????????????
              i upload my images with picture push,since yesterday i cant upload the images anymore,thought they said as from 30 june (today)
              a lot of advertisers stop there because of people overstept the rule of no placing nudety,violence and some other terms.
              so the free account is gone and if you want to upload them there is a membership to pay for 0,99 ct a month.
              from of july 14 images are no longer visable and after july 30 not longer availble.
              wil this means that al my images here and on other forums are gone and you can only look at red crosses.
              on the other hand the first quistion says that images wil not be removed from anonymous uploads,which i am.

              http://nl.picturepush.com/gopro

              http://picturepush.com/help
              best regards Thijs

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                Thijs, I think it may be OK as you upload anonymously. All my photos are on Flickr and I upload from there. But I use picturepush (anonymously) to upload pictures for the What Place is This thread, as what I upload are not my own photos but taken from Wiki Commons. Also occasionally I upload for the birthday thread if my photo is not already on Flickr.
                Just now I went to picturepush and clicked Upload. The To My Album tab said nil left to upload. Then I clicked the Quick Upload tab and all was well. I uploaded a photo on to my Wherrygirl Wanderings just to try it out and the picture appeared OK. I deleted it afterwards as I did not want it there, it was just a trial.
                The thought of so many people's photos disapppearing if they use a free account is just unbearable. Just thinking of yours, apart from the ship ones there are the model photos, garden ones, animals, all your older seagull ones and most of all the Woudrichem thread. I only hope they don't do away with the anonymous section. They still have to retain a home for that and presumably pay for it.
                Ivy

                "To thine own self be true.......
                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  Re: CHIT-CHAT Zone

                  then it is only for holland then
                  best regards Thijs

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                    No, no, man. it's obviously universal. I always have several tabs open at the same time, so when Firefox opens up I have Flickr, CVF, picturepush, Ancestry and 2 others all open up together, so I just click on the tab for the site I want. As picturepush is one of them it is always in the state I left it when last used. That is, with my last pic. still there and the invitation beneath saying "Upload Another One." So all I have to do is upload pic.
                    But this time I went first to Home and read the page you showed above explaining about the big change. Then I clicked on Upload and in my last post I said what happened. The Upload page had 2 tabs, "To My Album" and "Quick Upload". The last one worked as usual.
                    Try it
                    Ivy

                    "To thine own self be true.......
                    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                      i have that too,but i have to log in with email and password.
                      i have never log in,i was always anonymous,now i have to log in.
                      so i have to be a member there first
                      best regards Thijs

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                        Yes, but all that means is that you give your username, password and email address. According to my notes at the time I then selected "without an acount, to upload anonymously."
                        No trouble. I never log out, anyway. And with Firefox open, the tab is always there ready.
                        Ivy

                        "To thine own self be true.......
                        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                          i loged me in at picture push Ivy,al the others are asking to much of my time,so back at picture push.
                          best regards Thijs

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                            Can't think what all the fuss was about. Now just leave it open instead of logging out and when you close your browser it will reopen automatically. At least it does with Firefox, I have little time for that rubbish I.E. I occasionally use it but it often has the judders.
                            Ivy

                            "To thine own self be true.......
                            Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                              Re: CHIT-CHAT Zone

                              It's that rare thing, a hot sunny day here. But outside the house it's looked like a ghost town all afternoon ...no one gardening, mowing the grass, washing the car or simply sunbathing and not even a whiff of barbeque in the air!
                              Everyone's been watching TV...
                              CONGRATULATIONS Andy Murray!

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                                Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                                It's that rare thing, a hot sunny day here. But outside the house it's looked like a ghost town all afternoon ...no one gardening, mowing the grass, washing the car or simply sunbathing and not even a whiff of barbeque in the air!
                                Everyone's been watching TV...
                                CONGRATULATIONS Andy Murray!
                                yes cecelia,, didn't he do well, what a fantastic game. although I live in Jersey, still proud to be a scots lass. lol

                                past cruises 2000 ncl crown odessey mediterranean 2006 ncl marco polo baltic 2007 ncl marco polo mediterranean... june 2010 pacific princess, mediterranean . may 2011 island princess alaska . june 2015 NCL Star Norwegian Fjords

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