Some old news which I just heard... Shell Oil has given up on 2013. Kulluk and Noble Discoverer can sigh relief. It was obvious, even to ME, that they were dreaming about being drilling in July.
Kulluk and Noble Discoverer are going to Korea for repairs. While Kulluk is here, Noble Discoverer is still southeast. Last I heard they were being rousted by the Coast Guard. When the got to Seward, the Coast Guard inspected and found many safety issues, as well as pollution problems. Not sure if they have even left there yet.
Then, we all know about the Kulluk’s voyage over New Years... Wow.
So the word on the street here is that the world’s largest semi submersible vessel will arrive in Dutch where it will semi-submerge below Kulluk. A platform of sorts will extend below Kulluk, then it will raise up that BIG PIG of a boat and CARRY it to Korea.
Supposed to happen around next weekend. I want to get some pictures and film. Just not sure exactly where this will all take place. Evidently there a few rocks that stick up and have to be cleared. The MAHOOSIVE BULK (Thanks UK...) will limit the route outta town. It all may take place far out in the bay, away from us paparazzi.
Plus, I may be working. But it sounds pretty interesting.
Bought a cat carrier for Dutchie online, but it arrived and was bit too small. Now I have another roomier version. Then I found out the traveling vet that comes through town a couple times a year will not arrive until after I leave. Cats need shots to travel. Hell, I usually have a couple myself...
There is an exception for Dutch. They allow a free ride on the shots until the feline gets to Anchorage. Bring all the diseased cats you want! But then I have to get them shots so they can fly to Seattle. So I have to change my tickets. I now will leave March 31, stay in Anchorage long enough for the shots, then go to Seattle.
No change for YOU, Osdianna.
Packing all my stuff. All the road maps are coming down, except for the big national version which will remain up until the last minute. Packed up are the maps of Scotland and parts of THE UK sent to me by UK. Tonight I will sadly deflate the 3 foot diameter inflatable world globe also sent from UK which hangs in my bedroom.
Not sure where it will hang next.