May 06 2017
Last weekend we took a walk around the area where we live.
When we was doing so. I tested our new camera which is a Nikon Coolpix B700.
Why we chose this model was because of the compact design. The objective which is mounted is Nikkor 60X wide optical zoom 4.3 – 258 mm.
So we never need to change objective.
As most probably everyone knows there exists much better cameras but on the other hand we are no professionals.
We need a camera for quick operation and then without zoom as well as for far away objects.
As you can see on some of the pictures here below, the quality is in my eyes quite impressive.
Bare in mind that I am a 100% amateur and have just started the interesting journey within photographing.
Mar 31 2017
Finally the warm weather have arrived here in Switzerland. With temperatures between 17 – 20°C and a lot of sun.
Just wonderful and even Odin loves it and start enjoying to be outside again without freezing his a.. off.
For me it’s Harley time.
Monday afternoon it was time for the first ride this year. When I took my little ride I mounted the camera on the bike and cut together a little movie later.
It was a short but nice trip up to Lake Constanze. On my way back I drove around where we live to show how it looks like.
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Mar 03 2017
We realised that we have quite a few unpublished recipes, which we would like to share with you.
It takes a good amount of time, to write down all recipes plus get everything ready, including pictures,
We decided to do a recipe post this week.
The result is pretty satisfying, We must say……
We hope you like it too and maybe try one or two of our cooking inspirations!
You’ll find them in detail under the tag “Frejas Galley”, among other recipes, of course.
Be creative and enjoy – bye for now!
Feb 10 2017
As mentioned in an earlier post, we have booked a sailing catamaran, in Sardinia.
For making the vacation as good as possible there are certain things which need to be prepaired.
Right now I am doing the RYA SRC education to obtain a Short Range Certificate…. That will allow me to use the VHF radio onboard. At least one person onboard needs to have this certificate.
We have a lot more to look into, for example organise sea charts, pilot books and an almanac over Sardinia. This will allow us to plan the routes day by day and to find nice spots where to stay over night. This week, we finally received all the necessary items!
I downloaded the Transas iSailor and all charts around Italy to my iPad too.
Transas iSailor is a marine GPS navigation system intended for use on iPads, iPhones, Android smartphones and tablets.
I have worked many years onboard different ships, as well as visiting them quite often for service and new installations of equipments through my company.
I have seen that Transas navigation software is the most common one.
So I thought that if it’s good enough for the merchant marine it will most certainly work for us as well.
Detailed info about anchoring points and marinas.
Anyhow, even if it’s a good gadget, the common paper charts are a must – in our opinion at least. In case the electronics stop working, it’s
good important to know where you are – imagine, no one is around you can ask….
Regulation says that you shall fill in a logbook with all data such as course, speed, barometric pressure, weather, wind and then as well the actual position.
I know many do not bother about this.
They will regret it, that day their computers brakes down and they have no clue where they are.
Unfortunately, it will be a bit too late for them then.
In case you are in the middle of the Atlantic, it can be a scary thought….
Jan 22 2017
Hi everyone as promised by Odin that some pictures should come from my birthday (Or Birthday weekend). Here they come.
We had a really fun and lovely Friday evening which started with an Aperitif home Michaela & Michael came for a quick toast before we I went down to Restaurant Frohsinn in our village to eat.
At the restaurant we had a lovely dinner. Veggie for Diana and wonderful Ementaler brochette for the rest of us. A Valpolicella Ripasso was served to the dinner.
After the dinner we went home to us again and finished up with a nice Grappa.
The evening after we were invited to Claudia, Mariano & Lara for dinner.
The cheese fondue and a lovely dessert. Made that everyone 25+ hade to take a little power nap.
It have been a most wonderful weekend to become 50 with these lovely friends.
Thank you everyone.
Jan 02 2017
Dec 10 2016
I am right now onboard a ship named Stena Germanica working. The ship is a big cargo ferry who have room for 750 passenger and about 4000 lain meter of cargo. Which means a 4 km long row of lorries or cars on the highway, would fit onboard this ship in it’s cargo room. Stena Germanica is sailing between Gothenburg in Sweden and Kiel in Germany.
What I am doing onboard. It’s to service and update the exhaust gas cleaning systems.
Stena bought this system from my company PPM a few years back and it’s time for service.
The exhaust gas system which were installed is to reduce all the harmful NOx (Nitrogen oxides).
NOx is highly reactive and forms a wide variety of toxic products. NOx and its
derivatives can penetrate deeply into sensitive lung tissue, causing or worsening
respiratory diseases such as emphysema or bronchitis. Aggravation of existing heart
disease and premature death can in extreme cases also be attributed to these
substances. So it’s not to bad to reduce it.
What I do right now is to change the catalysts on one of their engines. It’s about 4000 kg of catalyst. Slightly bigger than what’s installed in a car or truck.
You can see a few pictures here how it looks like.
5 persons was needed to do the job and almost 2 days it took to fill in all these bricks (each of them weight 8 kg) so a lot of carrying ?.
Next step is to adjust and calibrate everything so it cleans the exhausts as much as possible.
For this we will need a few hours of measurements and we will start with this tomorrow evening.
Here are a few pictures from Gothenburg.