Quickly changing conditions at sea today. This is the Maersk Niteroi which sailed from Bremenhaven on 02 January 2021 at 18.28. No destination information is displayed other than USNCA. It is described as Cargo Hazard A (Major). Too busy today to look at this further so will just put this as a placeholder. Its nextContinue reading “No Direction Home”
The container ship Banak on route to Norfolk, United States from Rotterdam Maasvlakte. Banak departed on Saturday 26 December 2020 and is expected to arrive on 6 January 2021. It sails under a flag of convenience based in the Marshall Islands. This collection of coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean is an associate state ofContinue reading “Commonwealth of Independent States”
MSC Laura on its way from Antwerp to Valencia. The sea was constantly changing colour.
I went up to London to work in the office, see people, walk around, experience a change of scene, look at the Christmas lights, get lost in the city. It was good fun to go inland for the day. Regular commuting can be tiring, stressful and tedious. Made worse by extortionate ticket prices, the constantContinue reading “Night walking”
Sequence is a fascinating methodology for approaching history. “One bl**dy thing after another” as it has been described. Wikipedia is so often just a rip off of other sources and by using that as the ‘go to’ all sorts of much more interesting things can be missed. By way of a digression, search for ‘GeorgeContinue reading “Sequence”
The light was fading and ships started to become blurred shapes on the horizon. There was plenty of light high in the sky, and in the west, where the sun was setting with a lot of colour and intense light. I could not get the settings correct on the camera for ship photographs and theyContinue reading “Fading light, into sunset”
A walk along the shore. I couldn’t get ahead.
This was good fun for 20 minutes during the daily walk. Strangely distracting although attention was needed for the incoming tide.
The relationship between landowners and big business is a capitalist one. In the middle ages there was no big business, but there were landowners. While many other classes of society were eliminated by the development of capitalism (the peasantry, guild workers, knights) the landowners remained. They are still with us today. Land is a sourceContinue reading “Land and Property”
I’ve noticed women driving trucks recently, usually from Poland, based on the licence plates. The right-wing neo-liberal government in Poland would do well to note that women don’t usually see their lives as being consigned to the bedroom. If they can drive trucks, operate machinery, write computer programmes, teach children, perform surgery and provide theContinue reading “Here’s a truck stop instead of St Peter’s”