Thought for the day….” Taxes could be worse. Suppose we had to pay what we think we are worth”
” The greater the struggle, the greater the victory”. ” It does not have to glitter to be gold”
An amazingly stupid story on the TV news last night about Fjordline, which runs ferries between Hirtshals (Denmark) and Stavanger and Bergen (Norway). They have recently taken delivery of a new LNG (gas) powered ferry. The new ferry had already won a prize for energy efficiency and with stricter controls on ferry emissions, then LNG was seen as the way to go. BUT having just started, Fjordline now have a big problem. Norwegian law does not allow them to refuel the gas with passengers onboard, and the ship is only in port for a short time. So, after all the hype about saving the environment and energy efficiency, they are now sending 10 trucks by road each week, from Stavanger, Norway, via Sweden, then across to Denmark, to refuel there. The distance that the trucks have to drive is around 1600km, leaving from almost the same place as the ferry (Stavanger) and then driving 1600km to meet it in Denmark, where the ships refuels with LNG and sails back to Norway, where the gas came from in the first place. Very environmnentally UNfriendly. And also rather stupid.
So, staying on the subject of boats, here is a colourful photo of some fishing boats in Africa. Good light and bright colours make this photo.
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