Friday, January 10, 2014

Big Boys' Toys

Last week the men in our company were beside themselves with excitement. After three LONG  months since the new contract was signed,  the first of the new earthmoving machines arrived on site: three shiny new drill rigs.
  
Grant, Johan and Steve spent the entire lunch hour discussing the merits of these new machines and the whole of Saturday afternoon they assisted the South African transport team to offload them from the low-beds!  

Grant collected my camera and returned to the workshop to photograph these welcome beauties. I must say I was a little disappointed when I downloaded the photos for him and saw that they weren't yellow. Caterpillar machinery (which I'm used to) is yellow and these machines were Sandvik which is red. Oh well, it was obviously only I who was "behind the times"! 

One thing I did notice about the machines was the beautiful blue African sky behind them; I decided this image would make a lovely photo for this week's meme, Skywatch Friday.

I'm packing to leave site tomorrow  at 4am. As you can imagine the cats are milling around me, climbing inside the luggage and sniffing at things as I pack!

I hope you've all had a wonderful week.

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful blue skies indeed and those red machines set them off perfectly! Great shot for the day, Jo! Ah, yes! Boys and their toys!! Have a lovely weekend!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Big boy toys. Safe journey.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Jo. I am sure you are very busy peaking but you have great help from your cats!! toys for the boys. They are BIG.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Time flies for me. You always seem to be packing to go on leave. Have a safe and happy time.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice shot of the big boys toys. It must be fun to drive one.

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are looking like monsters from a Star war movie ! (which I have never seen btw) lol !

    ReplyDelete
  7. The are the bog boy toys and the sky is lovely. What a pretty day. Have a happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate your feedback. Jo