The Hanging Brush does the Khawla 182

Trip Start Jul 28, 2008
Trip End Aug 24, 2008

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

28th October, 2008.

Okay its day 5 now of my first proper offshore gig. The boat, the Khawla 182 is a bit of an old timer barge - the brick of the South China Sea... but seems well maintained and not ready to sink any time soon. Its about 60m long with accomodation for about 90. The rooms are extra tiny with 4 bunks per room (Im lucky Ive got one on my own). The food is pretty shizen... but the chef is friendly and his name is Quack so thats ok.

The seas were pretty rough on the 2nd night, we had to sail back into port for shelter. My stomach quickly got used to being thrown around by a constantly changing centre of gravity - after skipping a meal or two.

If you need extra chairs on a boat... dont take ones with wheels - its tough enough trying to concentrate on a non-rolling chair let alone a chair that rolls with the waves. Or if you do - duct tape them.

One week down another 2 or so to go.

I heard on the news last night that pirates have been hijacking boats in the seas around Somalia - they better not come near us... the sultan will whip out his lightsabre and new Stark missiles.

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alibaba82 on

Aaaaaayyyy Trev!! Nice work on getting your own room, coz those bunks look tiny as! And might I say if I had someone named Quack making my food I would also be very impressed. Is duck like his favourite food or something? How did he receive this unusual nickname?
And as far as the chairs with wheels go, how could anyone pass up the opportunity to roll around the deck without using their legs? Its like watching Jackass and never trying any of their stunts, it just doesnt happen.
Glad your having fun out their on the open sea's, and well done for not throwing up as yet!! And if you do run into any pirates just let them know you know me coz my initials are ARH, and thats like their word......arrrrrhhhhhhh!!! You would fully be accepted and be able to hunt gold with them and shit, wicked cool!!
Take it easy brother, chat ya later!! :)

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