Wk05-2017 Angolan-FIGO, Tropical-Almond tree


The valley of the Rio Keve, a wide scenery and you can see for miles. Down near the river the fertile soil to grow the crops.dscn8151-copy

There are different perceptions of driving ‘off road’, the one here performed I would not recommend.dscn8153-copy

Heerema Porto Amboim and the Paenal yard form the top of the village hill-top.img_1045-copy

Double joints and Pipe-in-Pipe, for the Balder to install.img_1153-kopie%cc%88ren

The assembly area for the spools and jumpers is set-out for the leveling.img_1161-kopie%cc%88ren

To obtain a good firm soil, the top layer has been excavated, graded open, mixed with fresh touvernant and compacted in layers with an addition of water.img_1147-kopie%cc%88ren

The SEAWAYS 22 is supplied with fresh water.img_1151-kopie%cc%88ren

The high pressure units, for the pressure test of the Spools and Jumpers, are assembled, tested and calibrated. Test procedures and form are developed to be approved for by client.img_1158-kopie%cc%88ren

The first truss frame has been delivered at the Paenal yard.img_1121-kopie%cc%88ren

Here the frames will be configured with outriggers to serve the lower rigging of the Spools.img_1123-kopie%cc%88ren

These frames with spool will go by barge off-shore for installationimg_1129-kopie%cc%88ren

The welds are not painted as these have to be examined after each lift.img_1135-kopie%cc%88ren

The transport of the modified truss frames to the HPA yard will be executed by SPMT’s.img_1141-kopie%cc%88ren

Porto Amboim from the hill-top.img_1044-copy

the theme of the month of January. Almost all pics made with the smart phone. Some really have fabulous compositions.img_1037-copy It was a great success.

The pictures were exhibit on the outer library wall. Selalo Cusertula, the teacher, explained the pictures to the audience.img_1017-copy

The young ones contributes by drawings.img_1019-copy

During the exhibition there was time to enter the library and gather the present printed knowledgeimg_1028-copy

The boys from the library..img_1032-copy

Kids have not much to play, A one rope swing from the tree is already big fun.img_1039-copy

The small ones play hide and seek in the truck tires.img_1040-copy

My private garden where I grow my herbs.img_1049-copy

Local population calls this nut a ‘Figo’ (Fig) but for me that does not make an sense, it does not look like a Fig. The nut is built with and outer shell, softer 2nd skin, this is also eaten, than you approach the hard nutshell, this you break open and inside the real nut, great taste. This tree grows in my garden and provides lots of nuts. img_1100-copy-figs_2

The tree is called: Terminalia catappa is a large tropical tree in the leadwood tree family, Combretaceae, that grows mainly in the tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Australia.[2] It is known by the English common names country-almond, Indian-almond, Malabar-almond, sea-almond, tropical-almond[3] and false kamani.[4]

The tree grows to 35 m (115 ft) tall, with an upright, symmetrical crown and horizontal branches. Terminalia catappa has corky, light fruit that are dispersed by water. The seed within the fruit is edible when fully ripe, tasting almost like almond. As the tree gets older, its crown becomes more flattened to form a spreading, vase shape. Its branches are distinctively arranged in tiers. The leaves are large, 15–25 cm (5.9–9.8 in) long and 10–14 cm (3.9–5.5 in) broad, ovoid, glossy dark green, and leathery. They are dry-season deciduous; before falling, they turn pinkish-reddish or yellow-brown, due to pigments such as violaxanthin, lutein, and zeaxanthin. T. catappa tree in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.1024px-terminalia_catappa_d8348

The trees are monoecious, with distinct male and female flowers on the same tree. Both are 1 cm (0.39 in) in diameter, white to greenish, inconspicuous with no petals; they are produced on axillary or terminal spikes. The fruit is a drupe 5–7 cm (2.0–2.8 in) long and 3–5.5 cm (1.2–2.2 in) broad, green at first, then yellow and finally red when ripe, containing a single seed.1024px-terminalia_catappa_fruit

I  will go on leave this week. BobsBest.blog will be on hold unless there are major developments to report. I thank you for your support and see you back in 3  to 4 weeks time.


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