Well I recently got back from my first tour which took me to some interesting places in the world...and when I could tear myself away from 'work' I took the camera with me...ill keep it condensed as there's THOUSANDS!!
I flew out to join my ship in the Falklands...which turned out to be a big baron nothing-land. and cold.
They had a lot of Turkey vultures too.
This was sat in the bay...just laughing at me because of my limited time, I walked for 2 hours towards this and had more or less run out of time by this point...this was as close as I got
And there's M'lady
Yeeaaahhh...we got 1 evening here, so I didnt really get nice pictures. Just a LOT of drunken ones. But hey, here's the sunset from the beach bar.
We stopped in Cartagena, a really nice place...well I say that, but we were only allowed in certain parts for safety reasons, but the places I saw were awesome.
Its such a nice change from the classic UK style of 'brick'.
I knew nothing of the place so I cant say what things are... I just walked about taking pictures of nice things...
Later on we talked our way (and parted with a little coin) onto the rooftop pool/bar of a 5 star hotel where we spent our afternoon drinking an absurd amount of rum.
Rum makes you think taking your camera into the pool is a good idea, to be honest I love this photo though.
Some sort of Military square
Feeling rather delicate from the night before, we decided it best to face our demons...so we begrudgingly ended up back at the pool...and the rum.
We had a quick spell in Key West...it was cool there, nice and chilled out but with a party atmosphere as well. Sadly though it is another place where I didnt get many shots, but this is because of a sudden thunderstorm that broke my phone putting me off the idea of taking my camera out (we had to walk about 2 miles to the naval base from town and a further half mile to our ship from there, so no matter what, youd be soaked through. We were meeting up with American Navy and Coastguard, Brazilian and Canadian ships to go and basically play war.
It really was like nothing I'd seen before.
Loads of chickens...everywhere!! this one was begging!
Yep...as they say, when in rome...
There was also a Bike weekend too, which made for good eye candy and bar company.
The last I saw of Key West as I started my duty
Just the one day...but I made the most of it I think.
There werent a great deal of people around...
Some big old fort-thing.
The lack of people made for awesome beach-space!
Yet we still managed to find some Americans to chat with. The funny thing is, all of the guys in this pic bar me (far right) and the guy next to me had just spent 3 and a half months in Africa...yet maintained their British pasty-ness, myself and Pollard had been in the Caribbean with them for maybe a month and a half.
Aye, we made a lil stop here...well, the longest stop we had. I absolutely LOVED it.
A slightly menacing picture I took on my phone on the way in...
Im not sure what to put up really as Im sure this is probably more familiar grounds for some of you.
So, I met up with an old friend who drove me about, some of you might recognise her...
Wish I coulda seen this place 'back when...'
Took a trip to Salem too
The USS Constitution was also due its once a year leg-stretch just in time for us leaving, we did our side and lined up on deck to salute them, they saluted back and fired their cannons...pretty cool really.
After Boston we headed home across the water... But I also have some misc shots from 'at sea'
I spent SO long trying to get a decent picture of a flying fish....then I got a picture with 19 in it.
Heading into the sunset.
a Booby *snigger*
Its a bit blurry, but we had a pair of swallows snuggle up to each other on one of the 30mm cannons.
The Peregrine Falcon that decided to join our ship one day for a rest when we were 100 miles from land. I hope he made it back.
An American ship coming in to file.
We came across some drug runners so deployed the fast boats.
My ship from her helo.
Well....i think that will do quite nicely.hope you enjoyed!