Author Archives: adwaen

Learning and sharing

A short while ago I was near a well-known landmark in Leicester. I saw a guy taking photos of it, so stopped and waited until he had finished, before walking on. I know how frustrating it can be, having someone … Continue reading

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Photographic Abilities

From the moment I was born, my right side has been significantly weaker physically than my left. This has been recognised as a disability by some, but not others. In a recent post entitled “Ability or Disability – that is the question” … Continue reading

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Fruit-based technology

Whilst discussing computers and mobile phones with a good friend of mine the other day, she referred to ‘those fruit-based ones’. It didn’t take too long for me to realise that she was of course referring to suppliers such as Apple, Blackberry … Continue reading

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Every Trick In The Book

Following a recent football match, the manager of the losing team commented that the opposing team “used every trick in the book”. He was clearly unhappy at the result of the game and the tactics that were used. In a … Continue reading

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Technology – from fiction to fact

The speed of technological change and innovation seems to be getting faster all the time. In the early 1960’s the first spacecraft were launched and television programmes began showing us live events from all around the world. In those pioneering … Continue reading

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Monday April 15th 2013

Latitude: Changeable! Longitude: Changeable! Course: North, then East Speed: Variable Status: After an easy disembarkation yesterday it was a good idea for me to stay overnight in Southampton. The next stage of this adventure was by train, back to Leicester … Continue reading

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Sunday April 14th 2013

Latitude: 50,54,18N Longitude: 1,25,42W Course: 0 degrees Speed: 0 knots Status: Day 100 – Docked, Southampton Notes: Arcadia was securely docked by 7.00am and those passengers capable of carrying their own luggage were allowed to disembark. The rest of us … Continue reading

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Saturday April 13th 2013

Latitude: 48,17,24N Longitude: 7,34,12W Course: 55 degrees Speed: 16 knots Status: Day 99 – at sea Notes: By mid-day today, Arcadia was about forty miles south of the Lizard. Unfortunately, weather conditions meant that there wasn’t much to see as … Continue reading

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Friday April 12th 2013

Latitude: 44,24,42N Longitude: 15,15,30W Course: 52 degrees Speed: 16.4 knots Status: Day 98 – at sea Notes: It was overcast first thing, with temperatures continuing to slowly fall – at 8.00am it was 13C, 55F. Dropping gradually like this does … Continue reading

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Thursday April 11th 2013

Latitude: 39,51,24N Longitude: 22,16,12W Course: 42 degrees Speed: 15.4 knots Status: Day 97 – at sea Notes: I have been successfully immigrated! To save time when Arcadia reaches Southampton, a UK Immigration officer came aboard at Ponta Delgada and will … Continue reading

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