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  • PoloUK
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    Back to Honningsvåg. One of the facts of H'våg life is the population of buses! Meeting every Hurtigruten and cruise ship arrival, this fleet ferries the visitors from the village to North Cape. With some of the bigger ships this is a merry-go-round of activity with bus after bus thundering past the flat. Others tours visit Gjesvær or the mainland, but quite simply where there's a ship, there'll be a few buses!! This is 2009, some of the fleet have got a bit smarter since then.



    And this could be anywhere, apart from that magical light. Mrs PoloUK worries about me and taking pictures of chain, but I find the textures and colours mesmerising.

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  • pakarang
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    Beautiful places up north, and beautiful images as well.... thank you so very much for taking the time to show them here.

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  • PoloUK
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    Birdwatching Central - Gjesvær. A summer's evening, plenty of sun, but the wind whipping up the waves in the shelter of the harbour - and very difficult to hold the camera still.







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  • PoloUK
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    A couple away from the island - but only just - and very much within the Nordkapp world.

    Firstly Sarnes - looking stunning in the sun. Looking across to Altsula and Lille Altsula.



    And Repvåg - little while since this one floated, but rather a nice photographic subject.

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  • ombugge
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    Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
    That's naughty Ombugge!! Should imagine it took you a long time to stop giggling!!
    I'm still giggling, just remembering. Thanks for remaining me.

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  • PoloUK
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    He gave it a look, saw the spelling and trotted off down the street, looking for a Norwegian speaking telephone booth.
    That's naughty Ombugge!! Should imagine it took you a long time to stop giggling!!

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  • ombugge
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    Your delightful story in post #41 remains me of something that happened in Aalesund some years ago, but the other way around.
    They had brought over one of the iconic old red Telephone booths from the UK, (you know, the ones with "TELEPHONE" in a wrought iron letters over the door) and set it up in the centre of town.

    Somebody asked me where the nearest telephone booth was and I pointed at the one, but warned him that it was an English speaking booth.
    He gave it a look, saw the spelling and trotted off down the street, looking for a Norwegian speaking telephone booth.

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  • PoloUK
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    Another Skarsvåg midnight sun shot. Nasty lens flare - but lets pretend it's arty!

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  • PoloUK
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    Originally posted by Tommi View Post

    Every time I read this thread I always kind of get stuck to the "wet paint"-post.
    Trying to figure out what that bottom row on the paper sign says, and in some way missing pictures from the paint job itself.
    Ah - the 'wet paint' post (Post #25)! I find people's behaviour fun - it appears to be easier to read that sign when leaning on railings - painted yellow - the same yellow as on the sign - within the past two minutes!! The posts and railings get a little yellow, the girls get very yellow and some of the tourists get yellow whilst wishing they'd learnt a second language.

    Perhaps there were added attractions for the painting crew which made catching the rope for the incoming arrival more interesting than painting things. Hello Sailor!



    A couple of days later a very pleasant English couple came off Crown Princess, the lady was in a wheelchair. He wheeled her to the bow, and took what would have been a very good photo of her and the bow of the ship. I went over and asked if they'd like a photo of the two of them together in front of the ship - and they were very grateful. As they left I wished them a very happy stay for the rest of their day in Honningsvåg - and heard one of them say to the other as they toddled off: "Gosh, these Norwegians speak FANTASTIC English"!!
    Last edited by PoloUK; December 5th, 2011, 00:10.

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  • Tommi
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    Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
    I love the bottom one. Something about not playing with your food!!
    Great photos Elizabeth, I really enjoy the ones with a human theme - sometimes we (I!) have too many machines and ships, not enough people.
    Yes that's almost hilarious.

    Talking about people,
    Every time I read this thread I always kind of get stuck to the "wet paint"-post.
    Trying to figure out what that bottom row on the paper sign says, and in some way missing pictures from the paint job itself.

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  • PoloUK
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    Originally posted by ehp View Post
    Ah, YES!! I have those photos, too!!!
    I love the bottom one. Something about not playing with your food!!

    Great photos Elizabeth, I really enjoy the ones with a human theme - sometimes we (I!) have too many machines and ships, not enough people.
    Last edited by PoloUK; December 4th, 2011, 20:17.

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    Ah, YES!! I have those photos, too!!!





    Last edited by ehp; December 4th, 2011, 19:38.

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  • PoloUK
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    A bit further up the road for today's pictures - from stunning Skarsvåg, on the road to the North Cape Plateau - and a cruise ship port in her own right.

    King Crab on the menu - but you've got to catch it first!



    One of my favourite photos - wish I'd spotted the broom behind our model though!



    We tend to travel out later in the evening, so the midnight sun was at its yellow-ish best.

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  • PoloUK
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    Originally posted by ehp View Post
    Mark- you make me want to go back to Honningsvaag when it is SUNNY!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!
    I know what you mean! I was looking back at previous visits, and find there are some days - quite a few of them - where there are just 2 or 3 photos, and even then they're of one or other of us standing at the quayside, looking cold and wet!

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    Mark- you make me want to go back to Honningsvaag when it is SUNNY!!!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!

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