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Aug 13, 2022 22:38 |  #2326

Mannyromano123 wrote in post #19415292 (external link)
Love it. Interesting mix of riverine vessels.

I'm telling you Manny, if I had a calculator with me and added up all the taxpayers dollars floating into that place, I would have run out of digits or tape. It boggled my mind. Wars are expensive and lot of waste and theft was involved.




  
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Aug 13, 2022 22:43 |  #2327

avondale87 wrote in post #19415212 (external link)
Amazing sailing vessel Ray
Just read bit more about it.
Did you see it in full sail?

Tried to find what a trip cost but it must be buried in myriads of paperwork

Thanks, Richard for the comment - appreciated.:-)
It does take a bit of searching for info but I found this link. As an example the trips seem divided into legs, and the Nice to Valletta leg is 12700SEK or in English money £1024.97. It would be a nice experience though - the last boat trip across the Med I had was funded by her most Britanic Majesty - and before you say it - it was in this direction and I didn’t have manacles on, either.:-)
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josrood wrote in post #19415221 (external link)
Nice pictures of a very beautiful ship. The Gotheborg is really a nice ship.

Jos

Thanks Jos, much appreciated. The sun was shining from the SW and I lost the shots of it approaching, and then, just as I went for a full broadside shot both the tug and the pilot cutter got in the way.-? Never mind though, worse things happen at sea!:-)


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Aug 13, 2022 22:45 |  #2328

Lycomech96 wrote in post #19415296 (external link)
I'm telling you Manny, if I had a calculator with me and added up all the taxpayers dollars floating into that place, I would have run out of digits or tape. It boggled my mind. Wars are expensive and lot of waste and theft was involved.

Just like today's headlines, dear friend. In the billions of dollars, as you very well know.


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Aug 13, 2022 22:46 |  #2329

Part of the downtown Saigon water front. Turn up the radio, AFVN is playing the Animals, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place."
If it's the last thing I ever do.....
Remember the gray radio a G.I. was carrying in the back of a truck when Robin Williams was doing a scene at Ton Son Nhut, from the movie, "Good Morning Vietnam." I still have my Sony AM/FM/SW exactly like it. It has some battle damage though. The handle on top broke off when I dismounted a truck, the antenna is broken and the speaker grill is smashed in front from the ride back to the world in my duffle bag.

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Aug 13, 2022 22:51 |  #2330

Ray.Petri wrote in post #19415298 (external link)
Thanks, Richard for the comment - appreciated.:-)
It does take a bit of searching for info but I found this link. As an example the trips seem divided into legs, and the Nice to Valletta leg is 12700SEK or in English money £1024.97. It would be a nice experience though - the last boat trip across the Med I had was funded by her most Britanic Majesty - and before you say it - it was in this direction and I didn’t have manacles on, either.:-)
There might be some interesting information in this link -

https://www.gotheborg.​se …ilable-sailing-legs-2022/ (external link)

Thanks Ray. It reinforces how majestic she is.

Glad you were travelling as a free settler Ray  :p

I'd love a trip like that but why pay all that money to make one sick :rolleyes:
I haven't even a sea toenail yet alone a leg :-P



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Aug 13, 2022 22:59 |  #2331

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Part of the downtown Saigon water front. Turn up the radio, AFVN is playing the Animals, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place."
If it's the last thing I ever do.....
Remember the gray radio a G.I. was carrying in the back of a truck when Robin Williams was doing a scene at Ton Son Nhut, from the movie, "Good Morning Vietnam." I still have my Sony AM/FM/SW exactly like it. It has some battle damage though. The handle on top broke off when I dismounted a truck, the antenna is broken and the speaker grill is smashed in front from the ride back to the world in my duffle bag.

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Hi Lyco - interesting series of pics - I hope your Govt appreciated your efforts!-?
I assume your pics were scanned negs you had safely stored and this forum is an ideal opportunity to bring them out.
Thanks again, interesting shots.


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Aug 14, 2022 01:53 |  #2332

Ray.Petri wrote in post #19415149 (external link)
Gotheborg. River Thames Gravesend. UK.

Top picture - Gotheborg with it's escort tug 'Christina'

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No prop blur of the windmills Ray?


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Aug 14, 2022 02:40 |  #2333

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No prop blur of the windmills Ray?

That’s right John, they do rotate rather slowly and I was using 1/800 sec. I expect to get prop blur when I eventually get the R7 and use the electronic shutter - or whatever - so I am led to believe:-).
Regards those wind turbines - to give them their correct name - they might provide wind power for the docks but they frequently spoil my pictures (no comment) and I have to clone them out - poetic licence.:-)
I have recently been trying to work them into the scenery as they are likely to be around for a few years yet - or until some genius develops a solar cell the size of an old English penny that is capable of 10MW output and a sensitivity of moonlight.


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Aug 14, 2022 07:49 |  #2334

Ray.Petri wrote in post #19415303 (external link)
Hi Lyco - interesting series of pics - I hope your Govt appreciated your efforts!-?
I assume your pics were scanned negs you had safely stored and this forum is an ideal opportunity to bring them out.
Thanks again, interesting shots.

Oh, they paid me.....about a dollar an hour.-?
These photos were from slides I duplicated with a slide copier screwed onto the end of a lens on a 7D.
I also tried taking digital pictures of slide projected onto a screen, with lesser results.




  
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Aug 14, 2022 08:54 |  #2335

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Saigon River scenes, 1969. Taken from UH-1H Huey with a Canon FT with a 55mm f1.2 lens. That outfit was $137 at the PX in Vinh Long Christmas 1968. What a bargain, eh?

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Part of the downtown Saigon water front. Turn up the radio, AFVN is playing the Animals, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place."
If it's the last thing I ever do.....
Remember the gray radio a G.I. was carrying in the back of a truck when Robin Williams was doing a scene at Ton Son Nhut, from the movie, "Good Morning Vietnam." I still have my Sony AM/FM/SW exactly like it. It has some battle damage though. The handle on top broke off when I dismounted a truck, the antenna is broken and the speaker grill is smashed in front from the ride back to the world in my duffle bag.

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And here's what that general area looked like just as the pandemic was breaking (28 Dec 2019). I heard from a friend in Shenzhen that there was some sort of virus breaking out but people thought it would go away soon like previous viruses :oops:

I think I took those images from the general location of your second post, but across the river where the buildings are. People there call the city Saigon and Ho Chi Minh.

The "junk" in my second image is a bar/restaurant

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Aug 14, 2022 10:22 |  #2336

From my time aboard as part time maintenance crew on the most famous pirate radio ship of all time, the Converted North Sea Trawler 'Ross Revenge' home of Radio Caroline.

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Aug 14, 2022 11:29 |  #2337

[QUOTE=Capn Jack;19415418]And here's what that general area looked like just as the pandemic was breaking (28 Dec 2019). I heard from a friend in Shenzhen that there was some sort of virus breaking out but people thought it would go away soon like previous viruses :oops:

I think I took those images from the general location of your second post, but across the river where the buildings are. People there call the city Saigon and Ho Chi Minh.

The "junk" in my second image is a bar/restaurant.=QUOTE]

It truly is amazing how much development* has happened in Vietnam since the war ended. But, since I found out by reading some books, they basically were spinning their wheels until 1985, with a struggle to keep people fed. Finally some younger pragmatists in the government figured out that strict communism was not working, and only until they let people keep some of what they produced did things start turning around. Other countries should take note. Freedom and capitalism work best, not a dictatorial government and it takes exports to be successful.
*Google Earth street view in the places I was stationed was a real eye opener.




  
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Aug 14, 2022 12:07 |  #2338

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It truly is amazing how much development* has happened in Vietnam since the war ended. But, since I found out by reading some books, they basically were spinning their wheels until 1985, with a struggle to keep people fed. Finally some younger pragmatists in the government figured out that strict communism was not working, and only until they let people keep some of what they produced did things start turning around. Other countries should take note. Freedom and capitalism work best, not a dictatorial government and it takes exports to be successful.
*Google Earth street view in the places I was stationed was a real eye opener.

From what I saw, they have a government similar to China's. They have a single party that controls speech, freedom of assembly, and so forth. I don't think you would be happy living there. They don't try to restrict things as much as China does- you don't need a VPN to access the internet outside of Vietnam.




  
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Aug 14, 2022 12:14 |  #2339

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From what I saw, they have a government similar to China's. They have a single party that controls speech, freedom of assembly, and so forth. I don't think you would be happy living there. They don't try to restrict things as much as China does- you don't need a VPN to access the internet outside of Vietnam.

I wasn't happy there 53 years ago, and have no intention of ever going back.




  
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Aug 14, 2022 18:00 |  #2340

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