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  • ombugge
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    Looks like Honningsvaag is getting a bit different visitor today.
    The LNG Carrier Arctic Princess is heading in. ETA 0900 hrs. L/T:


    She is a 150,000 Cbm. LNG Carrier: http://www.hoeghlng.com/shipping/fle...-Princess.aspx

    That should be enough gas for the BBQs in Honningsvaag for the nearest 1000 years.

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  • PoloUK
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    This one from 2006 - just come across it! Polarlys has done the Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep - Beeep - Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep bit.

    Ever wanted to shout "It's behind you!"? I also really like the long queue of fishermen on the side with the nice view of the Hurtigruten Quay, but not the Hurtigruten.



    OK, I'll come clean - it's not as exciting as it looks, the Fishing Boat is on Kai 3, and Polarlys was swinging in behind her - but it made a fun photo!
    Last edited by PoloUK; March 12th, 2012, 00:27.

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  • PoloUK
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    Of course Radio Nordkapp (www.radionordkapp.no) offers other delights - such as Radio Bingo. Great for learning the numbers in Norwegian!!
    Last edited by PoloUK; February 23rd, 2012, 22:13.

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  • PoloUK
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    Just for completeness - this one's on the Finnmarken thread too, but a stunning view of Finnmarken's return to service - from Radio Nordkapp's fantastic webcams on the Repvåg Kraftlag building (www.nordkapp.tv).

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  • PoloUK
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    A little while since we've added to this one, so one or two more.

    The Hurtigruten isn't the only link to the outside world. The undersea tunnel connects Magerøya to the mainland, and Valan airport is served by Widerøe's Dash 8s. Pretty smart pilots, but then they get an awful lot of practice coming and going from some very short airstrips. Valan is close against the hills on one side, and protected by cliffs on another - end result is 100% windshear if the wind's coming from the wrong direction.

    Best bet - take the boat or the tunnel to get to Honningsvåg, but walk down to the airport and enjoy the evening flight arrive and depart.





    Nothing to do with the airport, but this one appeals to me too - a very well used postbox in town itself.

    Last edited by PoloUK; February 23rd, 2012, 22:14.

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  • pakarang
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    Nice new webcams... it'll be nice to use them during the cruise season this year.

    PS: Hurtigruten is live right now!

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  • PoloUK
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    Some FANTASTIC new webcams from Radio Nordkapp:

    http://nordkapp.tv/

    The one from Repvåg Kraftlag in particular is stunning - especially in Full Screen mode.
    Last edited by PoloUK; January 31st, 2012, 14:46.

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  • PoloUK
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    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    I had a small laugh at that sign ... city map.... ! "giggle"
    All I can do is express no opinion, but post something from Wikipedia (so it must be true!!?)

    "The status of Honningsvåg as a city is a point of contention between the inhabitants of Honningsvåg and Hammerfest which many foreigners may find strange, given the small size of both of these places. In Norwegian the word 'by' can mean both town and city and Norwegian does not distinguish between the terms in the same way as English or other languages do. The translation of the word into English is thus ambiguous and can be chosen as one sees fit. If both Hammerfest and Honningsvåg were to be defined according to British tradition, neither of them would be considered cities, as neither has a university or a cathedral. Both of them would, however, be considered towns, given the status of both settlements as economic hubs of the surrounding areas and the status as municipal centers."

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  • pakarang
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    I had a small laugh at that sign ... city map.... ! "giggle"

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  • PoloUK
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    It's been a little while since we posted anything on this one, so here are a couple of wildlife in Honningsvåg.

    Firstly, it's sometimes hard to believe how clean and clear the water that the ships are sitting in is. This is under Kai Nord.



    And then, just in case you didn't know your way around town, here's the map - demonstrated by my glamorous (and local) assistant (brother-in-law!).

    Last edited by PoloUK; January 30th, 2012, 00:24.

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  • pakarang
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    Great seeing the close up of the hull of the Daphne... look at those rivets! Not many ships feature those any longer.

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  • PoloUK
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    Following on from Princess Danae, here's Princess Daphne. Showing her age but still beautiful (there's a lot of that about!).



    And then something a little different. Local Sami superstar, Nils Somby, repairing the roof (or adjusting the satellite dish).



    Nils has the shop between Skarsvåg and Nordkapp (I suspect many of you have been there), and farms reindeer on Magerøya. He also hit NRK news this year with a nice article and some great photos of taking the reindeer for their annual swim - Lifeboat Odin in on the act too.

    http://nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/troms...mark/1.7824279
    Last edited by PoloUK; January 22nd, 2012, 17:14.

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  • pakarang
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    Great view point!

    Love the latest images - almost like a private plane excursion!

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  • PoloUK
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    Originally posted by Seagull View Post
    That’s an amazing viewpoint Mark!….in that second photo I’m imagining you’re a seagull perching on the cliff…but I expect there’s a simpler explanation!!!!!
    Only one Seagull around here!!

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  • Seagull
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    That’s an amazing viewpoint Mark!….in that second photo I’m imagining you’re a seagull perching on the cliff…but I expect there’s a simpler explanation!!!!!

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