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    Havoysund,February 2018.

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      I remember my first visit to Havoysund in 1997. I had met up with an 82 yo Marine engineer, born in Russia, and living in Mystic, Connecticut. He was very active and was ahead of me around a high rise in the road heading away from the wharf. We then went to various places to look at our mutual interests - cargo, types of vessels, and his past history of working both in Russia and Connecticut. When we returned to Bergen, we returned to our respective hotels; and communicated by letter.
      Then his daughter in CT bought him a computer and showed him how to use it. By this time he was becoming unwell, but when he was struggling to compose a sentence I knew it was the end. His daughter (whom I had never met) sent a short message to thank me for keeping him company on the voyage. He died not long after he learnt to use a computer. Sorry about the ramble-! when I start, often I like to keep going....at the risk of boring readers.

    Hammerfest February 2018

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      Beautiful, beautiful Finnmark in winter. Great images and memories from your cruise on board.

      Does anyone know the name of that local boat of FFR (the one in the last image)?

      I didn't know we still had ships like that still in service in Norway.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        That little boat from FFR is "Gamle Mårøy" built at Kaarbø mechanic yard, Harstad in 1959. It's undergoing restoration in cooperation with the Riksantikvaren (Directorate for Cultural Heritage) and as such got listed as Vernet (protected) in 2007
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
          That little boat from FFR is "Gamle Mårøy" built at Kaarbø mechanic yard, Harstad in 1959. It's undergoing restoration in cooperation with the Riksantikvaren (Directorate for Cultural Heritage) and as such got listed as Vernet (protected) in 2007
          Thank you for the information, S!

          After reading your response identifying the name of the vessel, I googled her and found a very charming and beautiful vessel in images and text. Personally, I think she is the much cuter little sister of "Gamle Salten"....
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            1/3/2018.
            BRONNOYSUND

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                Very nice report from Brønnøysund. I enjoy being there, but preferably in the summertime.
                I wonder; do Brønnøysund and Mosjøen "fight" about which city is in the middle of Norway? Mosjøen has a sign saying something like "You are now on the exact center spot of Norway" :-)

                Now, do you all know the orca Keiko? From the movies Free Willy? That orca was once so famous it drew all kind of media and people to a very small place in Halsa municipality in 2003.
                The orca Keiko died of pneumonia at Taknes in Halsa December 12th 2003, and the whale is buried there, at the beech. On the side of the road E-39 to Trondheim, the road authorities put a sign saying "Keikos grave 3 km", and starstruck people and even tourists traveled there like crazy.
                Anyway, that was many years ago, and I don't belive there are many visiting the grave these days. My daughter and I were alone for the entire visit last Friday and as Taknes being a nice place, here are a few pictures

                The area viewed from the parking area. We look into the fjord towards Vinje. The small island there is Taknesøya (if anyone want to Google). The grave and sign can be seen in the lower part of the picture
                SSL26122 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                Under this pile of rocks lies the remains of orca Keiko
                SSL26132 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                Children write messages to Keiko
                SSL26126 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                Had to take this one, as the sun lit up the small island
                SSL26131 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr


                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  I'm one of those hundreds that have driven by the sign indicating the location of the grave, always thinking perhaps next time.

                  The location is either in place where I have to hurry to catch the ferry or where I have to hurry to get home to Trondheim.

                  Great images from the place, great location!
                  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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                    This article about names on charts from around the Norwegian coast does not lend itself easily to Google translate:
                    https://www.smp.no/ntb/innenriks/201...t-17171129.ece

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                      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                      This article about names on charts from around the Norwegian coast does not lend itself easily to Google translate:
                      https://www.smp.no/ntb/innenriks/201...t-17171129.ece
                      FART BAY and the SPERM BANK.....
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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