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  • PoloUK
    started a topic This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

    This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

    Well, I can find lots of other villages and towns, but I haven't found a thread dedicated to Honningsvåg and the other Magerøya villages. There must be an awful lot of really good photography of this stunning area in other threads, what about trying to bring some of them together?

  • pakarang
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    That sounds like a busy week for Honningsvåg - pity all the visitors can't buy any cheap souvenirs from China, imitating Norwegian trolls and such.

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  • Seagull
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    Goodness me ...this is like a newsworthiness contest between you for Honningsvåg and Tommi for Strängnäs!

  • PoloUK
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    It's all happening again in Honningsvåg today/tomorrow (17th/18th August).

    Norwegian Prime Minister visited North Cape this morning …

    http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter/...n-pa-nordkapp/

    She then came back to town and travelled on MS Midnatsol for a seminar. Boat went to Kjøllefjord at 1pm ish, to meet up with the arriving Arctic Race of Norway:

    https://www.arctic-race-of-norway.com/en/

    MS then came back to H'våg, arriving at about 8pm, with the fast boat Melkøy in close attendance. They joined MSC Meraviglia which by now had also got decked overall! Assume that the bicycle race circus, or at least some of it was on board. MS will now run non-stop to KKN tonight.

    Not only the bike race, but all sorts of other things going on tomorrow, plus two 90,000+ tonne boats booked in.

    http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter/...i-honningsvag/

    And if that wasn't enough - the biggest of the souvenir shops burnt down this morning!

    http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter/...ctic-souvenir/


    Really, really wish we were still back in our Norwegian home.

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  • Tommi
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    A bit windy, the mooring lines of the Mein Schiff 3 didn't manage to hold the ship to the quay:
    https://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/...eskip-slet-seg

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  • pakarang
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    NICE! If that was taken on midsummer, you were so much more lucky than us here in Trondheim. We had rain, sun, rain, wind, some more rain, some short periods of sun, and then overcast.... and that was just within 30 minutes! Pity, because I really wanted to experience the lightest day of the year. So dark and cold that day!

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  • PoloUK
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    It was sunny for about 1/2 hour! More photos in the days and weeks to come.

    God sommer, have a happy Sankt Hans!

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  • pakarang
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    Nice web-cam view.... it certainly doesn't look like "summer"... more like an autumn storm-day.

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  • PoloUK
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    Something you don't see every day - two Hurtigruter in (a very stormy!!) Honningsvåg.

    Vesterålen on the run northbound, and Spitsbergen in expedition mode.



    From the brilliant porthonnigsvag.kystnor.no camera.

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  • PoloUK
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    Sounds like fun Ombugge! The Daisybell technology they use now sounds so simple, yet clearly very effective. If you have a helicopter!

    http://www.tas.fr/en/products/avalan...6-daisybell-en

  • ombugge
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    From PoloUK's post earlier: http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter/...es-se-videoen/
    This reminded me of when I was on MTBs back in 1965/66 and being called on to use our guns to start an avalanche in this same area of Mageroya.
    We fired off a few live rounds from our 20 mm. Oerlikon gun from a safe distance, watching snow cascade down the mountainside until it hit the water and making a mini-"tsunami".

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  • yvneac
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    Brrrr! The kind of weather inviting you to stay in the warm at Honni Bakes with a good capuccino.

  • PoloUK
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    Bringing you lot back from the peaty products of the Highlands & Islands to Nordkapp - the weather continues - to the point that the kommune has chartered on of the Gjesvær tourist boats to do a shopping run!

    http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter/...l-honningsvag/

    And some great photographs from yesterday:

    http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter/...ed-se-bildene/

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  • Tommi
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    Jura, that's a favorite!
    Lagavulin also makes sense.

  • yvneac
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    Yes Ombugge.A Lagavelin or a Isle of Jura.!....

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