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She turned 7! She has certainly seen a lot of the world in these seven years!
I took the girls to Entertainment City in the evening. There are even two roller coasters the old one and Lightning.
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She performed with piano accompanyment at the BSK Gala for Lower Department.
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We had a similar experience in Jordan. Road signs are not in English except on the main touist routes starting and ending at the airport. Forget in Amman.
Archive: Jordan January 13-23, 2005
This dive deserves a separate entry. It was my first deco dive. Meaning taking an extra tank of higher oxygen level (40% vs. air which is 21%) and spending time in the shallows allowing the nitrogen accumulated at depth to come out of the body tissues safely.
The dive was spectacular. Perfect conditions. We ramped down to the wreck and the view was spectacular. From 55 meters down you could see the surface. Such a vista.
The Taiyong is a barge that was scuttled in 1997 and has been undisturbed due to the depth and that it was only recently found. It is really cool as it was a working barge, it has a large crane and it sits on teh crane at about a 45 degree angle.
Her overall length is 36m with a beam of 15m. She lies on her starboard side with the bow pointing towards the shore. The depth on her port side varies from 32m to 40m, with the tip of the derrick (crane) touching 57 m. She has an intact wheel house and a massive winch mechanism.
If you went to these depths without dual tanks and decompression gas as well it would be suicide. Plus of course you need proper training and some experience. The other thing you face when going below 30 meters is Nitrogen Narcosis which affects some people more than others. Well, it actually effects everyone, but everyone deals with it differently. I didn’t find it an obstacle, though it was there.
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