Periodically new sections will be added - so do come and visit again.

We have a plot of land for sale (Ikopedo pros polissi) in Porto Heli, Peloponnese, Greece:  (Click here for further details)


(1) Marine Geophysical Oil Exploration

(or Doodlebugging as it's affectionately known to us)

This is a collection of photos from my time spent in deep-sea and shallow-water marine geophysical exploration.

The intention is to show and record the technology, ships, & personell involved in the early days of seismic oil exploration.

My role (as Junior Observer, then Observer) was the operation, calibration & repair of all the electronic equipment & systems.

Frode Viking 1968   (North Sea)

Kristian Tonder 1969   (North Sea)

Caribe Tide 1969   (Black Sea)

M/V American & Piggy-Back Barge 1969-70  (USA & Kenya rigging)

M/V American & Piggy-Back Barge 1969-70  (Instrumentation)

M/V American & Piggy-Back Barge 1970  (Gulf of Suez)

M/V American & Piggy-Back Barge 1971  (Gabon, West Africa)

M/V American & Piggy-Back Barge 1971  (Port Arthur, Texas)


(2) Integrated Marine Navigation Systems Design & Manufacturing

Living in Torrance, California and working for the Magnavox Industrial & Government Electronics - Ocean Systems (INS) Group (1974-1979)

These photos show typical large navigation systems used mainly on geophysical vessels involved in oil exploration.

Integrated Navigation Systems at Magnavox, Torrance, California 1974-79

Some of my personal design projects at Magnavox


Seismic 3D Binning and Display Systems



Mrs Horne's section

Mrs Horne's healthy eating section   


     All the Archaeological, Metalurgical & Geological topics have been moved to my new dedicated
     website and this site is being reorganized to become personal in style and      content.

Robert's contact e-mail addresses & phone numbers in Greece:   

Phone: +30 - 210 - 804 - 8482
    Mobile:  +30 - 693 - 251 - 1339


NOTE: If you use any of my photographs on your own website please acknowledge the source.