Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Today at the Two Rocks Marine Rescue Group we practised ‘Man Overboard’ exercises about 2klms off shore. During the exercise a full size dummy (nicknamed ‘Ruth’ after the company who makes the rescue dummies) is thrown into the sea. The trainee skipper and crew have to retrieve the dummy. While we were getting the dummy back on board the boat a dolphin appeared and was very inquisitive. The dolphin came very close several times and nuzzled the hand of crew member Andy. It was an amazing experience.
Back in the marina I spotted this pelican who posed for a photograph.
Monday, September 26, 2011
The course covers MF/HF and VHF to vessels operating in Australian waters and radiotelephony equipment with digital selective calling (DSC) facilities, and emergency position indicating radio beacons of the 406 MHz and 121.5/243 MHz type).
I sat the exam today and results will be back in a couple of weeks.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The term 'Zentangle' was coined by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas when, one day, Maria described her experience, as she created her art, as "feeling timeless, free and engendering a sense of deep well-being". Rick recognised that she was in a meditative state and so Zentangles were born.
So what you might ask does a zentangle look like?
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The drawing, hand or footprint is printed onto a transparency. A photopolymer plate is made by exposing the plate and transparency to UV light. The silver clay is pressed into the stamp and shaped for the jewellery item.
The clay is dried, sanded and ready for firing with a butane torch
Once the silver has fully sintered it is polished. Here are ‘Dad’s’cufflinks.
The proud mum and her pendant.
Friday, September 16, 2011
This week at training there was a helicopter exercise with the RAAF base. I took these photos of the exercise.
Then we simulated a rescue and I practised my navigation skills.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Here are some of the photos of our work.
Pam Collier Ruth Adamson & Kerry Henry