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  • #31
    Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

    Honningsvåg is home to Nordkapp maritime fagskole og videregående skole - specialising in all further education relevant to the area.

    With a beautiful fjordside location, the school serves a large area - it specialises in hotel and service trades, maritime services and even has its own Fishing Vessel, Finnmarksfisk.



    Finnmarksfisk.



    And possibly even more impressive is the Bridge Simulator.
    Cheers,

    Mark.

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    • #32
      Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

      Always a working town, H'våg has a lot more industry than just a herd of buses taking the masses up to Nordkapp.

      Nordstjernen, fishing boat, lorry and skip!!



      When the Hurtigruten is in, it feels like the town was built around it.

      Cheers,

      Mark.

      www.pologlover.co.uk

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      • #33
        Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

        Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
        And possibly even more impressive is the Bridge Simulator.

        Looks like the former ROYAL PRINCESS alongside...
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        • #34
          Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          Looks like the former ROYAL PRINCESS alongside...
          Could well be J-O - didn't have long on the Simulator - just remember that at least some of the surrounding ships could be set alight at will - complete with flames and smoke!! I also remember that although the simulator is static - no motion - the wrap around displays really give a weird sensation of the movement of the ship. It doesn't take much to fool what passes for my brain, but that certainly managed it.

          Thank heavens normal life usually rather less exciting.
          Cheers,

          Mark.

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          • #35
            Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

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

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            • #36
              Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

              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!
              Cheers,

              Mark.

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              • #37
                Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

                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.

                Cheers,

                Mark.

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                • #38
                  Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

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





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

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                  • #39
                    Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

                    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.
                    Cheers,

                    Mark.

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                    • #40
                      Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

                      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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                      • #41
                        Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

                        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.
                        Cheers,

                        Mark.

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                        • #42
                          Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

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

                          Cheers,

                          Mark.

                          www.pologlover.co.uk

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                          • #43
                            Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

                            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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                            • #44
                              Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

                              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!!
                              Cheers,

                              Mark.

                              www.pologlover.co.uk

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                              • #45
                                Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

                                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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