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Over the this last week there has been no news into NAUTICAL LOG from The Southern Ocean - may be no news is good news. The JWF only seem to report after an incident with the SSCS and the SSCS have been strangely silent. With them this usually means that they are accomplishing absolutely nothing, which is becoming the norm for them nowadays. From the cetacean only - silence of the whales.

If any of you feel guilty about all this there is a solution because this week SSCS announced a "Guilt-free Shopping with Big Green Factory". Well NAUTICAL LOG being a simple elderly seafarer neither felt guilty, needed to go shopping, or had any idea who, what or whom Big Green Factory was. It is not too long ago that we had a first shopping trip to IKEA, which we enjoyed very much, the selection is interesting, we like assembling things in our little home workshop and the food is tasty in their South Florida store. So it was that we visited the BGF website and found out that they are in Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, UK just outside London. As NAUTICAL LOG used to stay at times in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey it turned out we were on familiar ground - wonderful River Pubs remembered. However BGF had displays of Sea Shepherd clothing in their website, naturally that rather turned us off, still perhaps we shall e-visit them in the future to see if they stock any decent items.

And so it is we await news of The Southern Ocean nautical population and perhaps the arrival of the RAN and RNZN to monitor l'affaire baleine, (we are not holding our breath on that one) keep tempers if not even at least under control so the MS Nisshin Maru may refuel, as long as it is north of 60 degrees South latitude.

Good Watch.


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