Drumbrake's Travels

My trip reports

Happy Travels!

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At the moment this is a place for my trip reports -  see the pages to the right.  In the future who knows.

cycle couriers of the world unite!

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September 11, 2010 at 11:22 am

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Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) helicopter

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Rescuing someone on Lamma island I presume, although we never got to see the actual rescue.

Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) helicopter on Lamma Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) helicopter on Lamma Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) helicopter on Lamma

 

 

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July 20, 2014 at 5:39 pm

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Aberdeen in the fog

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Aberdeen in the fog
Hong Kong Aberdeen in fog

Taken with mobile phone from Chuen Kee ferry going from Aberdeen to Lamma (Mo Tat and Sok Kwu Wan) on 13 April, 2014.

In Aberdeen it looked almost like smoke from a fire -  with the ‘smoke’ heading from Ap Lei Chau to Ocean Park. Coming out of Aberdeen harbour the fog was very dense – just a few metres visibility, but then it was clear.

 

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April 14, 2014 at 9:09 am

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On thorntree

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So thorntree has closed, maybe temporarily, maybe not.

thorntree closed

I guess I half expected it to happen, and that was one of the reasons I started this site. Before I only posted trip reports on thorntree, but I half remember past problems, so decided it would be best to have a backup.

What of alternatives to thorntree? Some are listed on the right. Tripadvisor I have used, but decided to stop posting. Bootsnall I found a little inward looking. Indiamike is fine, but only for India.

What’s next? Well, if it is closed, I have a lot more time on my hands. Should do my work instead, but who wants to do that…

Update: it came back, and some things have changed, and it has been sold to an American, but basic functionality is still there, and it’s better than others, so for the moment I stay.

Update March 2014: V5 is now launched. And while not perfect, I think better than I expected. Congratulations to their IT team.

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December 31, 2012 at 11:00 am

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Some pictures

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September 11, 2010 at 10:35 pm

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