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    hello everybody, a new entry from the Netherlands

    hi there,

    this week i discovered this website, when i was googling
    on ms Finnmarken, a ship which i have been monitoring
    a bit since the news came that her charter would end and
    return to Norway

    usually i post on cruisetalk, however Europe and more
    specifically Hurtigruten is little known to them

    last year i enjoyed watching NRK's TV Hurtigruten trip
    of almost a week, i was watching day and night, and the
    heartening receptions of the Norway people made me
    longing for a return to that beautiful country

    when i was young my parents took me on holiday some
    10 times to Norge, so i even understand a little Norwegian

    i'm 48 years of age and live together with my wife in
    a small village (3500 hab.) 35k north of Amsterdam

    i drive a Saab, am fond of my Dutch sheepdog and
    2 cats, i like to photograph, reading, watching
    cycling and cricket, i have travelled a good deal
    in Asia where is my favorite destination Nepal,
    no ships over there but nevertheless!

    i used to work in travelindustry and later as a
    social worker but i'm at home since 1997
    due to some mental illness

    you are all wellcome to respond...

    best wishes
    b. Joe
    Last edited by buddhaJoe; January 28th, 2012, 11:07.

  • kiki42
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    Re: hello everybody, a new entry from the Netherlands

    Hi B. Joe, A big welcome to CV. There are so many different threads to respond to, it makes the site more interesting than others. I am sure you will soon get to know everyone. Enjoyed reading your personal information. I am a Scottish lady, but live in Jersey in the Channel Islands, a moch warmer climate than uk, so its nice we dont have any snow and its not too cold just now. Enjoy CV.
    Last edited by kiki42; January 31st, 2012, 18:33. Reason: spelling error

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  • pakarang
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    I'm struggling with the same - winter... darkness and lack of colors in the nature.

    Today however, there is sunshine here, but the -13 degrees is way too cold for me so I chose to sit inside.

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    Guest replied
    Re: hello everybody, a new entry from the Netherlands

    hi there,

    thanks for all your kind words


    it seems to me that there is a very friendly atmosphere here on the forum
    unlike i ve seen on many other fora

    at the moment we're enduring some winter at last in Holland

    the coming days i will come out with the camera and show some
    pics of the neighbourhood i live

    best regards,
    b. Joe

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  • pakarang
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    A warm welcome on board and welcome to this friendly family as well.

    I hope and trust that your stay with us will be entertaining, educational and a lot of fun.

    PS: I must warn you that this forum might be a little addictive....

    So glad that you found your way here and if there is anything we can do to enhance your welcome here, please let us know.

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  • wherrygirl
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    Hallo, Joe - a very warm welcome to CVF. As the others have said, you'll find plenty of things to interest you here, and I know that you will have much to show us from your photos. Take your time exploring the threads and then get posting!

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    Re: hello everybody, a new entry from the Netherlands

    Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
    Welcome Joe. Glad that 'Finnmarken' (also known as the one with the pretty back end!) brought you to us!
    How nicely you put it, Mark....saith the rounded stern girl.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Welcommed you in another thread, but I guess we can thake one more, so let me say one more yime that it's great to have you on board, look forward to many posts from you and once again, welcome!!
    (Also see we are of the same age, me turning 50 in 2013).

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  • Seagull
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    Hello and greetings from me too Joe. Welcome aboard!

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  • PoloUK
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    Welcome Joe. Glad that 'Finnmarken' (also known as the one with the pretty back end!) brought you to us!

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  • janihudi
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    welcome Joe on CV.
    you will enjoy this forum with lots of intresting threads.
    so come on with your images.
    just 35 k north of A.dam,the smallest part on Holland, can.t be hard to find.
    greetings from brabant

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  • Tommi
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    Hello there, and a very warm welcome to CVS! I hope that you will enjoy hanging around here, there are really a lot of interesting threads to explore and participate in, just go ahead.

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    Re: hello everybody, a new entry from the Netherlands

    Welcome, Welcome, WELCOME!!! Delighted to have you! I know our Captain, Jan-Olav, will welcome you when he gets off his 2 week-shift on Tuesday...

    I hope you enjoy looking around our friendly forum! You seem to have so many interests similar to many of us. Start posting some of your photographs and begin telling us all about your life! The best way to get to know our family members is to jump right in and join in our discussions!

    I look forward to your posts!

    All the best! And again- WELCOME!!!

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