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    Nidelven Båtræs

    Nidelva, although not as mighty as the Mississippi, is an important part of Trondheim.

    Today was the day for the annual Boat Race for children.
    Home made craft of different shapes and colours participate.


    The race has just begun, started from the bridge in the background.


    One competitor eagerly waiting for his boat to pass.


    With a light breeze from behind, baloons act as sails.

    A couple of the boats:




    Half way through, and the main armada seems to be somewhat entangled.


    Approaching the finish line.

    And here my batteries went flat.

    The coming Saturday is the date for another competiton.
    Crossing the river in bathtubs, or rafts.
    In the last category, the winner will be the most elaborate one to make it across.

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      Originally posted by Nichu View Post
      The coming Saturday is the date for another competiton. Crossing the river in bathtubs, or rafts. In the last category, the winner will be the most elaborate one to make it across.
      Oh goodie... that is an event I'll try to catch... when, where and any further details?
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        Oh, that sounds like SUCH fun!!! Captain, why aren't you IN said race????????

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          Bathtub race

          More info of time and place:

          (in Norwegian - the button "mer info" leads to a video of an earlier event)

          http://trdevents.no/event/1050/badekarpadling-2010.aspx

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            Originally posted by Nichu View Post
            More info of time and place:

            (in Norwegian - the button "mer info" leads to a video of an earlier event)

            http://trdevents.no/event/1050/badekarpadling-2010.aspx
            Thanks... I'll try my very best to be there some of the time, but will have to go back to night-watch later that evening.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              Some recent shots from the Archbishop's Palace in Trondheim:



              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                I had never been into the small chapel at Archbishop's Palace, nor had I ever known there was a chapel there:





                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  Trondheimsfjord:

                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    From a walk around Ladestien walking path:





                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      Raftrace in Nidelva part 1

                      Unfortunately I arrived too late for the "speedkar" race, but here are some pictures of the raftevent:

                      Spectators lining up on the bridge, and along the river banks:



                      Launching of one of the rafts:


                      The race to cross the river and find a chest of gold has just started:


                      Some of the rafts:





                      On the way:

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                        Raftrace in Nidelva part 2

                        And then the fighting begins.Rotten tomatoes and eggs in the air, and capsizing other rafts allowed:








                        The race is over - socializing next:


                        What I believe were the Winners:


                        The End:

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                          Thanks Nichu for the report of the event.

                          I planned to go there as well, but opted for the bed throughout the whole day since I was going to work all Saturday night on the ferry.
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                            Full moon night at the Trondheimsfjord, taken with my new lens while hand-held:



                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              Aaah, the Autumn Moon, when it appears largest with the naked eye.
                              At this full moon the Chinese celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Lanterns and Mooncakes.

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                                Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                                Aaah, the Autumn Moon, when it appears largest with the naked eye.
                                At this full moon the Chinese celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Lanterns and Mooncakes.
                                ... and on the day of the November full moon, Thai people celebrating Loy Kratong.
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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