Taken from the breezeway on HMAS Success whilst they were turning the ship. During the later stage of the refit they needed bring the starboard side of the ship along the dock. Tugs are needed when in dock to do this, apart from the fact that the engines hadn't been run at this point. Both Naval and Port tugs were called in to turn the 18,000t of ship. The 2 powering towards us at the Port tugs that have come from the western harbour near Walsh Bay.
Location: deep in the bowels of the Dept Education shuffling paper, stamping, filing Time: a little after lunchtime, with 2 days left here Mood: excited! after about 3mths of temping and debating with myself about having a career or a job I have managed to find myself about to start work as a campaign coordinator for a digital marketing/media agency.
When last I posted I was bashing my head against the wall doing powerpoint at a unfriendly research company. After 3mths of that I realised life was too short to be that miserable. One of the many good things that happened after I left was being taken to dinner at The Palisade Hotel on the stormy night i finished by Mr. Blue-eyes. It was the perfect antidote to unemployment.
For about a month I cycled down at 7am (I haven't seen so many sunrises in a long time) and worked with boiler makers and welders processing paperwork for the refit of the HMAS Success. This was surprisingly enjoyable and a refreshing change from female dominated workplaces. These chaps even apologised for swearing in front of me, how quaint... The canteen was everything a canteen shouldn't be and was quite a culture shock from my time working at the food magazine. The views however never let me down, as you can see in the posts to come...