Thursday, January 19, 2012

Unusual Things

There were unusual and probably unrelated things going on around North Greenwich today. The Royal Navy sent a helicopter to make several passes over the river around the peninsula, at one point hovering at rooftop level over the centre of the river for five minutes, approximately where the future cable car will cross the water.>/p>

Later while walking round the dome I saw one of the Thames Clippers, probably Hurricane Clipper beached on the river bank.

I think the vessel was deliberately beached because if you look closely you can see a man in wellies who appears to be inspecting the sterngear, and this is the nearest handy tidal mudflat to their base.

In the second picture you can just about see how narrow the hulls of these boats are.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dome Abseiling

This last week has seen a number of trips down the O2 domes suspension cables by persons unknown:

We office workers have been speculating and consensus is that they are carrying out some early task in the installation of the rooftop walkway, planned to be opened this year.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Packing Away the Toys

The Christmas fair ride has been packed away at the O2. Here it is folding into a package for transport, like a really slow transformer. Optimus Prime comes to mind.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Here Be Dragons!

Intrepid robot vacuum cleaner ventures where no cleaner has been in living memory (teenager's bedroom).
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Geek Gift She Likes

Cathy approves of this year's choice of Geek gift:

iRobot Roomba 531.
This little beastie can do about 90% of the domestic vacuum cleaning from now on, unsupervised.
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