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  • PoloUK
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    Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

    Originally posted by Tommi View Post
    Let me guess, all kids bikes in Honningsvåg looks like those two?
    Oh yes!! And all kids will get equal blame for the behaviour of one or two causing mayhem on the Hurtigruter - when the vast majority of them were beautifully behaved!
    Last edited by PoloUK; July 10th, 2013, 23:36. Reason: Edited to make some sense - my original didn't!

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  • Tommi
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    Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
    When it's School Holidays and there are no Hurtigruter in town to play in the lifts on, the youngsters have to turn to alternative sources of interest.
    Let me guess, all kids bikes in Honningsvåg looks like those two?

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  • PoloUK
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    Visitors going on the King Crab safari - hunting crustaceans on the way out when the drivers go in a straight line to Sarnes, and hunting their breakfasts on the way back when they show off the turning ability of the RIBs.

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  • PoloUK
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    But when the Cruise Ships and Coastal Steamers are in town, their occupants provide a constant source of interest. Perhaps cameras with optical viewfinders shouldn't be a thing of the past?

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  • PoloUK
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    When it's School Holidays and there are no Hurtigruter in town to play in the lifts on, the youngsters have to turn to alternative sources of interest.

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  • PoloUK
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    Re: This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

    Originally posted by Tommi View Post
    Splendid Mark,
    I like how you manage to catch the small town ordinary day details.
    Kystverket building is nice. I wonder from where that arctic tradition to paint buildings in bright colors comes from?
    Thanks Tommi. I don't know where the bright colours thing came from, but it doesn't half make the place look bright and interesting - in good weather!

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  • Tommi
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    Splendid Mark,
    I like how you manage to catch the small town ordinary day details.
    Kystverket building is nice. I wonder from where that arctic tradition to paint buildings in bright colors comes from?

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  • yvneac
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    Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
    I haven't got a clue what was going on here, but in my mind he was telling a tall tale of crime fighting derring-do!!

    Or he asks for his way...

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  • PoloUK
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    Multi-functional building!!

    (Politi / Lensmann is local police, Widerøe the local short haul airline, SAS - well you all know that one, RS is Redningselskapet - the Lifeboats).



    I haven't got a clue what was going on here, but in my mind he was telling a tall tale of crime fighting derring-do!!

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  • PoloUK
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    I rather like the Kystverket building - it may be modern, but it's clean, and to my eye it fits into its corner of the town well.



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  • PoloUK
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    Or some plastic trolls? These don't half get some attention when the cruise ships are in - I have no idea who the people in the last photo are, but since everyone else was taking a photo .....







    Last edited by PoloUK; July 9th, 2013, 22:21.

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  • PoloUK
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    Can I interest anyone in some dead fish?





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  • PoloUK
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    The 'new' map still seems popular. It does look great, but don't look too closely ('costal steamer' pier for example).



    For some reason this view appealed to me! The ambulance crew were enjoying an ice cream nearby.



    There's certainly plenty going on, at least according to the noticeboard.

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  • PoloUK
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    A few photos from our wonderful trip to our Honningsvåg family this year. The weather was perfect for much of the time, and we felt so fortunate to be able to spend a week in this glorious part of the world, bathed in sun (or rain!) all day.

    Much entertainment was derived from the work of the port authority and security teams working with the cruise ships as they arrived.

    Isfuglen and her crew was particularly fun to watch, dealing with rope handling for the big ships coming onto Kai Nord or Kai 3.



    Particularly at the northern end of Kai Nord, this is quite a job.







    I wish I'd got some decent shots of them dealing with the floating mooring buoy on Kai 3 - that really was death defying, and totally demonstrated the need for a life vest in that job!

    Not sure what the man with the axe was planning, but it was the day after they managed to snap a bow line on one of the departures.



    A quiet day for the Security man.



    To be fair, that can be the absolute most boring job in the world, and they were pretty efficient for most of the time.

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  • ombugge
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    The oil industry is coming to Honningsvaag: http://barentsobserver.com/en/energy...finnmark-12-02

    Life will never be the same again.

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