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  • Seagull
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    Gorgeous! Lovely image of Honningsvåg, Polo-style.

  • yvneac
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    How Lucky you are to be there

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  • PoloUK
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    Summer greetings from Honningsvåg!!

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  • PoloUK
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    A year until we're then again Ombugge - all being well! Aiming a little further south and west this year.

  • ombugge
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    More Gjesvaer stories to keep this thread alive, awaiting Mark's return: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/f...en/a/23647083/
    Google translate come with some fun of their own, but I guess you'll will be able to get the main points of the story.

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  • PoloUK
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    Managed to keep spending to a sensible level in there, but some more goodies to make our little corner of the UK just a little more 'Scandi' in December.

    Meanwhile it was summer outside, and the locals were making full use of the travelling 'bedding plant' sale!



    Don't think the plants needed too much watering in.

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  • PoloUK
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    All a bit odd, being so Christmassy in June. Heidi-Marie keeps the shop looking superb though.









    Suppose this one depends on your point of view!!




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  • PoloUK
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    The evening of the 25th June, and an evening toddle out from the big city (Honningsvåg) to the country (Skarsvåg).

    As shown in the Cruise Ships in Norwegian Rain 2015 thread, Europa was in the harbour (but not on the arrivals list).



    With the tenders shuttling some wet - but apparently happy - German tourists between the ship and the manifold delights of this lovely little village.



    Most - as ever - on their way to the Nordkapp Jul og Vinterhus - with good coffee and excellent waffles always on the go.



    As ever, a link to the website. http://www.julehuset.no/eng/

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  • PoloUK
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    Some amazing reflections.

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  • PoloUK
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    A few bits of string.





    And a few days later, going onto its new home. Not all that clear, but if you look above Costa Pacifica's mooring line you can see the green drum of rope on the right, and the rope going up onto a pulley on the stern of the fishing boat, and disappearing somewhere deep in the bowels.

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  • PoloUK
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    A few from this June's trip 'back home'.

    Not a bad view from the hill is it! Worth the rain to get clouds like these. Nordkapp looking beautiful on her berth too.



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  • pakarang
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    Awesome landscapes and such a great place for photography!

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  • PoloUK
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    Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

    Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
    I had somewhat different weather when I was there - see the last three pictures and comment in my Kong Olav thread!
    Thanks so much for the pointer Ivy. To my shame, I had never found that thread before - it's wonderful. The beautiful photography and lovely use of language that we always get with an Ivy post!

    Your thread brought back some very happy memories of my first Finnmark trips, thanks so much for that!

    Re your travel up to Nordkapp - I think that there are still some very dodgy trips up there at various times of year even today. The road has certainly been improved over the years, and a lot more crash barrier offers some reassurance than it used to even in the years that I've been travelling to the island.

    Convoy driving and road closures are certainly still the norm for much of the remoter parts of Norway for much of the year, but certainly you had an exceptional trip, one to remember. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

    Honningsvåg today is a modern place - nice fast broadband, strong mobile phone coverage, some big and beautiful houses with all mod cons, work at the Coastguard and the schools, plus all of the summer opportunities for work associated with the thousands of visitors every year. But at the same time you're still very remote, the nearest major hospital is at Hammerfest which is a fair old drive (or helicopter trip) away. The tunnels have replaced the ferry to the mainland, but the rhythm of the passing of the seasons - and to some extent the arrival of the Hurtigruter and Cruise Ships - remains. It's a different world to the one we live in down here in the West of the UK - but a welcoming, homely and unbelievably scenic place.
    Last edited by PoloUK; August 24th, 2013, 21:29. Reason: Edited. Too much detail for a forum post!

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  • wherrygirl
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    Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

    Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
    Thanks Ivy. It is a stunningly beautiful place, and in many ways the end of a journey for a lot of people - I just feel that the rest of the island is so wonderful, and rather less visited, so I tend not to put too many photos of Nordkapp on the forum. We were very lucky with the weather on this visit though.
    I had somewhat different weather when I was there - see the last three pictures and comment in my Kong Olav thread!

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  • ombugge
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    OK. Until we can get crack the technology, just one good advise;
    If you see a Raindeer eating seaweeds, always stay up wind.

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