Took a chance and sent them a CV for a job on South Georgia, but apparently they want you weak chinned Pommie bastards, not we handsome and studly Saffers.
Crocs, slush and penguin shit are jnot a fine mix.Took a chance and sent them a CV for a job on South Georgia, but apparently they want you weak chinned Pommie bastards, not we handsome and studly Saffers.
Crocs, slush and penguin shit are jnot a fine mix.
Attenborough has a lot to answer for. People think seals are cute little things.Had to wear wellies tagging them, partly for protection against fur seals having a go. I'd have gone bare foot if I could as one tends to be a bit nippier that way, but those rocks are pretty sharp.
Team leader stepped across a gap between rocks and got nailed in the groin by a big male lunging upwards. Shredded his denims and missed his nads by a hair. Thought the bloke was going to puke, he went that green.
There's a beach in Cape Town which is now a penguin reserve for the right on trendy eco warriors to ooh and ah over them, but as a kid I used to dive and snorkel there and got my first fish spearfishing in the kelp. Plenty of penguins about and they were quite laid back about humans. Never gave me any shit and we just left each other alone, apart from the odd fish remnant I bunged their way after nabbing the fillets.
Jackass penguins, now called African penguins due to some right on fuckwittery about the name being offensive to Pertwee and Isolde who spent zero time among them before it became fashionable. The cunts.
Boulders Beach I assume? Very overrated IMO
Is it too early to play my Tristan Da Cuhna card?
We'd anchored off. The locals all came up to the ship on longboat things- with massive tuna fish in them that they'd caught. The supply officer must have done some sort of deal because they were then loaded onto the ship. Several were still flapping about / gills going etc. Casco baton sorted that out.Si. Boulders it is. Lots of occy in the area as well. I recall a Brit matelot succumbing to a blue ringed occy at Seaforth in the '60s. Grabbed a couple of the other less bitey variety at Boulders for luncheon, along with the spearo maneouvres.
Dashed fine scoff is yer braaied occy, with olive oil, herbs and a green salad.
Nice island. Did you get ratted with the locals in the DoE hall? Bunch of genuine piss artists, but top blokes to a man. Got chased by a pig near the lava flow one afternoon while recovering from a murderous hangover. I think he was just trying to be friendly and looking for an ear tickle, but I was too sick to care. No angry squealing or anything, just trotted after me at Warp Factor 7 as I made my way back to the settlement. Big bugger, so I decided to leg it.
'There is no permanent human population on South Georgia. There are 2 Government Officers and spouses, up to 25 British Antarctic Survey personnel at 2 research stations and up to 4 Museum staff in the summer months.'