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    THIS IS WHAT SUMMER MEMORIES ARE ALL ABOUT!

    2018_06_30 EOS5D - Malvikmarka-IMG_6428 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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      I'd seen a photo of that waterfall you posted elsewhere, and was very impressed. But here you have extra photos of the forest
      Curious about your reference to Jervfjellet viewpoint, I just googled it. From the height alone it looks like a more serious hike! But what these places appear to have in common is that they are really not that far away "as the crow flies" from your city. Especially as (unlike how the Seagull flies) you have wheels to get to the starting point if you can find it (...and find your way back after hiking to the destination!)

      Oh, I nearly missed your question about why the water is so brown. Well, I don't know about your part of Norway and its geology in particular, but mineral content of the rocks is a common reason.
      The other is that it might be runoff - rainwater carrying soil and sediment into streams and rivers. This could cause variable colour clearly correlated to rainfall and storms and the catchment area.. But I recently came across some research about reduction in acid rain in the last few decades that results in an increase of soluble organic carbon. and that is making streams and rivers generally browner. You can read a summary of this here:- https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...1121144957.htm
      Last edited by Seagull; August 19th, 2018, 17:53. Reason: Reason: Added thoughts about the colour of the water.

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        Thank you for dropping by, Lady C.

        That particular day, I had two destinations on my map: the waterfall and then Jervfjellet. Apparently, there should be a some kind of viewpoint up there. After getting lost in the forest twice, I couldn't find the right starting point and the right route to it... I ended up in a swamp on second attempt, soaking wet and cold. Time was running and I eventually gave up and returned home.

        Maybe some day in the future, I'll give it a second try.

        For the water colour, I believe in your mineral content of rocks as the main reason. Because, generally, in many places in Trøndelag and northwards, the river waters and stream waters are generally very brown. I remember this from waterfalls inland from Rørvik as well - a lot of brown water, as you can also see in Storfossen-images above.

        Could it be because of iron-content? There is a certain smell to it as well.
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          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          Apparently, there should be a some kind of viewpoint up there...
          Jervfjellet seems to be quite spectacular but don’t go too near the edge!
          https://www.trondheim.com/jervfjellet

          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          Could it be because of iron-content?
          Yes it could.



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            I really need to get up to Jervfjellet some day, but most likely not before next year and next summer.
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              Walked the roundtrip Sandgata, Skansen bridge, HSC terminal, railway terminal, Ravnkloa, Sandgata today, in heavy rain. Brought my Pentax along, but only shot five pictures. Here are four:

              Don't know what a 'stillverk' is called in english, so no more text on this one from me here
              SSL26932 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              I never get tired of Skansen bridge
              ​​​​​​SSL26933 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              Train 73 002 at Trondheim railwaystation
              ​​​​​​SSL26938 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              Train Type 73 built by ADtranz Strømmen. 16 of this type were built between 1999 and 2001.
              SSL26939 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                Stillverk doesn't literally translate to English, but we use the word 'interlocking' for signalling safety systems. Today they're clever, safety-critical computer-based devices, but they're named (at least in English) after the mechanically interlocked levers that controlled points and signals - invented by a chap called John Saxby, he set up the company that the one I work for today directly came from. The tall shape of all of these signalboxes also stems from the days when the levers and the people operating the railway stood upstairs and pulled and pushed things, whilst all the mechanical stuff was in the room underneath.

                Trondheim Stillverk 1 obviously has a very different life these days .. https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/norges-...teater-1.78850

                The plan of the big Norwegian railway upgrade is that everything is centralised (pretty much), with secure radio-based systems supervising train speed and location, and a 'traffic management centre' typically a long way away from the railway it's controlling. https://www.smartrailworld.com/alsto...ne-nor-network

                Bit of a specialist subject - it's how I earn a living (both of my jobs, and the history of signalling is a bit of a sideline too).
                Cheers,

                Mark.

                www.pologlover.co.uk

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                • Sterkoder
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                  Thank you very much for the info on 'stillverk'. Much appreciated!
                  I know what a stillverk do and how it works, I just couldn't put words on it yesterday evening.
                  (It has been a long and kind of different week-end, as we had our 18 year old daughter move to Trondheim and her own apartment yesterday. I was so tired when posting :-) ).
                  Thanks also for the links, specially the one from our broadcaster NRK, which show how the stillverk is being used today :-)

                Great images from my current home-town - despite the grey and wet weather. The explanation from PoloUK makes it even more interesting.

                PS: If you get TOO wet some day, you are welcome to my cafe for dinner, coffee or the best (and only) ice tea's around.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  Wow, thank you for a nice offer, Captain! Watch out, I might just drop by one day, as your café is just a short walk from my daughters apartment.
                  I guess a Saturday or Sunday will be the most obvious days, as I have my job to attend in Kristiansund
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                    Wow, thank you for a nice offer, Captain! Watch out, I might just drop by one day, as your café is just a short walk from my daughters apartment.
                    I guess a Saturday or Sunday will be the most obvious days, as I have my job to attend in Kristiansund
                    I might not be there on weekends for a while, as I have my dayshifts on K starting tomorrow morning, as well as an upcoming trip to Hong Kong. With 3-4 jobs time is valuable. LOL.

                    But whenever you go there, please tell them you know Captain Bank, and they will know me. Someone arrived last week asking for me by using my Norwegian name: nobody knew who I was. LOL.

                    Be warned that the food is so VERY good, that the lines can quickly get long. Yesterday we had a 90 minute wait for orders!

                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Captain Bank..., ok, I'll remember that.
                      90 minutes for orders, wow, that's a good sign (not for the ones in queue, but for us others).
                      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                        Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                        90 minutes for orders, wow, that's a good sign (not for the ones in queue, but for us others).
                        Depending on how you see it, it could be both good and bad - I guess.

                        Things will eventually cool down and fall more in place as we gain more experience.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        • Sterkoder
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                          I just thought; when I'm out travelling, I almost never eat at restaurants where there are no visitors ;-) So, a restaurant with a queue should be a good thing :-)
                          Wish you all the best with the café/restaurant :-D

                        I agree, it would have been much worse with empty tables and no lines. But, we are getting better each day as we learn how to do things.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          Autumn in Trondheim - for your enjoyment:

                          2018_10_11 MAVIC-Nardo-Vestlia-DJI_0004 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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                            Autumn mood:

                            2018_10_11 MAVIC-Nardo-Vestlia-DJI_0003 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                            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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