Sailing back to Venice from the Greek islands

Sailing back to Venice from the Greek islands.
#venice #italy #argostoli #greece #mediterranean #adriatic #cruise #summer #ship #holidays #sun #blue #bluesea #bluesky #cloudless #wake #royalcaribbean #splendouroftheseas

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Fire-fighting helicopter in Argostoli, Greece and Danger Mouse returns!

The first image (click through on instagram to watch the video) depicts a fire-fighting helicopter that sucks up water from the sea and dumps it on fires; On a particularly hot day, around 35 degrees centigrade, there were a number of small fires on the hills of a nearby island as we made our way to Argostoli/Kefalonia in Greece. The helicopter was accompanied by a small, single-engine plane too.

Watching TV last night, the CBBC channel announced the return of Danger Mouse. Some of you may be too young to remember this cartoon of a secret agent mouse and his trusty sidekick. The reboot hits UK screens on 28th September 2015. More about Danger Mouse here…

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Fire-fighting helicopter as we approach Argostoli Kefalonia, Greece. There were numerous hillside fires – the helicopter sucks up water from the sea and dumps it on the fires

Fire-fighting helicopter as we approach Argostoli Kefalonia, Greece. There were numerous hillside fires – the helicopter sucks up water from the sea and dumps it on the fires
#fire #helicopter #hills #hillfires #argostoli #kefalonia #greece #cruise #summer #mediterranean #adriatic #holiday

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Super yachts in Greece and Gordon Welchman, codebreaker

The blue water of the Mediterranean never fails to impress. Something else of note around the Greek islands on this cruise was the sheer number of yachts and super-yachts; these two super yachts were berthed at an island we sailed past after leaving Mykonos.

The second picture today is of some MEAN (MongoDB, Express.js, AngulasJS, Node.js) programming I was doing whilst watching a fascinating BBC documentary on Gordon Welchman, who along with Alan Turing, broke the Nazi Enigma cypher code, shortening the war by two years and saving hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of lives in the process. If you’ve never heard of him don’t worry, not many have. After his stint at Bletchley Park Welchman went on to the US to help the NSA set up their operations and was therefore bound not only by the British Official Secrets Act but by the US Espionage Act.

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Super yachts docked at one of the Greek islands we’re sailing by after leaving Mykonos

Super yachts docked at one of the Greek islands we’re sailing by after leaving Mykonos.
#greece #mykonos #mediterranean #adriatic #bluewaters #yachts #superyachts #boats #summer #cruise

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Mykonos, Greece and shadows at sunset at Heathrow

The beautiful town of Mykonos in Greece. The blue and white colour scheme are unmistakably Greek of course 🙂 The small town has very narrow streets and yet there’s a decent amount of motorised traffic weaving its way through the tourist throngs in the shape of small vans and scooters.

The second picture is one I took at Heathrow Terminal 2 at the very top floor, level 5; the sun was setting and travellers on the other side of a frosted glass wall came through as shadows and silhouettes.

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