I'm Karl. I was a long time and frequent poster in the previous incarnation of this forum. I was very sad to come back to it after a bit of a career induced pause and see it all gone, there was such a wealth of information. However I'm very also glad to see that Andrew C. has it up again and all the regulars are filling it up with responses to questions and input from the newbies - there's a lot of deja vu
I've been interested in Titanic
ever since (as a 6 year old), I saw a dramatic painting of her end. This was in a National Geographic magazine article about the Ice Patrol and was painted by Harper Goff. The painting showed her upending steeply and submerged to the base of the third funnel (at first I thought she only had 3 funnels, actually).
Boats (shipping and sailing) have always been a love of mine and Titanic
became an ideal subject. I believe it can appeal to the humanitarian, the social scientist, the mariner, the engineer and the forensic investigator (take your pick!).
Having worked as a veterinarian all my professional life, I now find myself working for the Australian Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries as a manager in the food exports division. My other interests include paragliding, sailing (including model yacht racing), windsurfing, snow skiing, squash. .....Oh and I'm seriously into good food and drink!!
My wife Susi and I have been blessed with 2 daughters (now grown up and left home). I'm based in the Victorian Alps in North Eastern Victoria, but spend my working week in Canberra (with a weekend commute to home).