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Gender MALE
Occupation Retired Sea Captain
Location Dorset, United Kingdom
Introduction Born Beeston, Notts 1946, my family moved to Dorset 1959. Joined the Royal Navy age 15 years and 50 days serving 10 years. In frigates firstly then over 5 years in Submarines as a Seaman/Diver, reaching the dizzy heights of Leading Seaman before leaving to join the Merchant Service, working in Ocean Salvage and Harbour Tugs, passenger / cargo ships, trials vessels, etc. Qualified as Mate (Chief Officer) in 1976 and as Master (Captain) in 1978. For my final 20 years of 47 I worked in the Offshore Oil Industry initially on the drilling rig Stena Hunter, then the accommodation barge Borgland Dolphin and finally the Floating Production Platform Buchan Alpha. On the rigs I forged a number of long lasting friendships several of whom shared some of my extensive travels. Setting foot on Caymen, Bermuda, Bahamas and The Azores in March 2013 brought my countries total to 147. The best, undoubtedly, was Antarctica, followed by Australia, Mongolia, Belize, Zimbabwe, China and Madagascar, in no particular order. As for my greatest achievement in life, my 2 beautiful daughters bear witness to that. Love to all our readers, your in my thoughts. Bagsy
Interests Birdwatching, Nature in General, Backpacking, Music, Fine Wine, Cooking, Friends, Fishing et al
Favorite Movies The Lord of the Rings, Educating Rita, The Commitments, Terms of Endearment
Favorite Music Prog Rock (first and foremost) followed by Blues, Rock, Pop, Metal, Goth and a little bit of Alma Cogan (yeah alright).
Favorite Books Lord of the Rings trilogy, HMSO Inventory of Historic Building Monuments and Earthworks in Dorset, Birds of the Western Palearctic, The Field Guide of the Birds of North America by David Alan Sibley

When you open your eyes underwater, do you ever worry that you'll drown?