One of the realities of working offshore is the uncertainty that comes with crew changes. At the end of your four weeks, you go home, and the other crew comes on. Simple enough on paper; but stacking on the complexities of weather delays, project deadlines, manpower requirements and the whole host of unforeseen events, a “projected” crew change date that changes three or four times over the course of the hitch is the norm. Frustrating at first dealing with the unknowns of when you’ll be home with your friends and family, you learn to accept that it’s an undeniable part of the work that you do. We choose to look at it in a positive light, framing it in our minds as a late crew change just means a few more dollars in our pocket.
“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” - Epictetus
HOS Black Watch
OSV’s, Offshore Supply Vessels, are the lifelines for offshore installations . These vessels, varying in design depending on the builder, are all house-forward with open back decks to carry supplies, groceries, and parts out to the installations. Below deck these vessels have holding tanks for a number of different bulk materials essential to the operation. These vessels are incredibly versatile, capable of being outfitted with any number of additional machinery depending on the scope of the job. ———————————————————————————
#bikeselfie When I travel, I always try to walk or bike to most activities. This means staying in city centers. You experience so much more of the place, people and culture when you don’t use a car. Unfortunately, most Americans drive everywhere even between stores in a shopping center. #sittingistheenemy#rambleon
Come check us out at Laketoberfest tomorrow! If you can’t make it catch us at one of our other events this month! 🌹 #RambleOn
Another detail from Washington that just couldn’t be captured on paper. 🏝 I love walking along the beach to discover the patterns carved by wind and water on the surface of the sand. The idea of the details that I’ve always noticed- textures, shadows, contrast, etc- got me onto a rambling thought and a bit of a metaphor 🧐...
As I mentioned, I’ve always noticed the details but that is how I experience the world. I think we carry our experiences and viewpoints through life sometimes unconsciously expecting everyone else to be the same. We get stuck with where our lens is pointed. And with that frustrations certainly surface as we hit a wall when trying to relate to and understand others. Now if we could just remember to step outside of ourselves while simultaneously opening ourselves to others- maybe we could avoid some misunderstanding and some loneliness. So as I am forever noticing the details, maybe you are more focused on the entire image made up of the details or even microscopically viewing the particles. So maybe our views are zoomed in differently but in the end, we are looking at the same thing. ❤️ Let’s remember to share our precious experiences and be kind and patient with others as they share theirs. Keep the golden rule alive! 💛
Hey you... Stop! This is important information!!! Today is the birthday of our most favorite dude of all time. That's right, is the boss man Jonny's birthday today! So next time you see him wish him a happy one!!
P.S. the food truck will be at Superior City Hall today from 11-1:30 so stop on by!
The journey to Hana and the Seven Sacred Pools is a Maui right of passage. Along the way you hike, see waterfalls, explore caves, jump in swimming pools, watch cliff diving and the beauty of real Hawaii. This is a mystical land. #getoffthecouch#sittingistheenemy#rambleon
2 minutes before I took this photo I could see almost perfectly all the way down to the Sea.
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I’m very proud of myself here. I’m teaching myself to play with Dynamic (Soft melody to Overdriven Chorus). I also learned to “Mic my amp” using a compressor microphone in front of my amp I’m able to take a recording on my laptop, a video on my phone, and mix the two. Editing the audio to clean it up is the next step, which is another thing I taught myself. I definitely still need more practice but also I’m super stoked with this step forward. (Sorry if Insta killed quality.)
But really, life is yoga. Just being here in all its glory with every kind of person and just immersing ourselves in it. All of it. My practice on the mat is all over the place, but the 8 limbs bind it all together. As that has deepened, so has my experience in all areas and so has my understanding of it all. Or recognition of the lack thereof. And I can't help but stay charmed by everything that arises from all of that.
Let's continue this beautiful day with a Rambler dinner accompanied by a delicious, ice cold Bent Paddle brewski! We will be over there for our last #foodtruckthursday of the season from 4-9 so don't miss out!
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Submechanophobia: The fear of submerged, or partly submerged, man-made objects.
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#smalltown America makes travel a bit more memorable. Think of the family road trips of your youth and what you remember most.
Taking two lane highways allows every stop off to be different. If you’re tired of highway travel and seeing a McDonalds and Marathon at every stop, find the old highways as a more fulfilling route. Assume an extra 20 minutes per hour of normal travel time added on for this type of drive.
Meaning a three hour trip by highway becomes 4. But that 1 hour of memories will last a lot longer.
Leaves are falling all around me. It’s time I was on my way.
Thanks to you I’m much obliged, for such a pleasant stay.
But, now it’s time for me to go.
The autumn moon lights way.. 🍂🍁🎶