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    Re: Seagull away a while . . .

    Thanks Ralf for your Guide to Hamburg and everyone for all your greetings!
    My cabin is the same one I've always had on Fram...338.

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      Re: Seagull away a while . . .

      I wish you "Bon voyage" Seagull!

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        Re: Seagull away a while . . .

        Have a great trip Cecilia!

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          Re: Seagull away a while . . .

          A nice aerial photo of Fram in London can be found on the mv Fram expedition blog: http://mvfram.blogspot.se/

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            Re: Seagull away a while . . .

            Today they are in Portsmouth. No nice view from the ships webcam.
            Tomorrow they are on the Isles of Scilly.

            I would like to see some pictures of the Scillonean III, their little ferry and post ship.

            http://www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk/timetable_sc3.asp

            On the islands there is the smallest football league of the world. Two teams have 16 matches per year - always against each other. See here some pictures:

            http://christopherpledger.photoshelt...00c4L3kE6MPGs/

            Video:

            http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17235961
            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              Re: Seagull away a while . . .

              The Fram webcam is showing open sea. So i guess they about to arrive at Scillys. Weather seems to be great and i hope to see some great pictures of the charming village later.

              Tomorrow they will visit Cobh (former Queenstown).
              Here you can do a walk on the Titanic Trail, which leads you to the places the emigrants went to, before they left Europe.

              http://www.titanic.ie/

              The history can also be visited in a museum:

              http://www.cobhmuseum.com/

              A lot of people recommend Dave's Coffee House at the main road.

              https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daves...99843966702376
              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                Re: Seagull away a while . . .

                Here the Fram webcam showing nice weather in Cobh:



                Tomorrow they will visit Dublin.
                No recommendments from my side, since there is for sure enough and i can give no "insider tips".
                Have a nice day, Cecilia!
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  Re: Seagull away a while . . .

                  Perfect timing Ralf as I just ground some free wifi after a visit to the Titanic Experience!!!

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                    Re: Seagull away a while . . .

                    Just seen the previous post Ralf. YES I did photograph that ferry in the Scilly Islands yesterday, even without seeing your request (as I was without wifi all day).

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                      Re: Seagull away a while . . .

                      This morning may very likely be the highlight of the trip...Fram approaching Dublin and sailing up the river Liffey! We are moored right in town, and step from ship gangway straight to pavement along the quayside road. I took many ship photos on the way in, including cruise ship Le Boreal. Didn't take any of the organised tours today but enjoyed a lot of the sights and friendly atmosphere, and a little James Joyce of course! Oh and Guinness!

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                        Re: Seagull away a while . . .

                        Great to hear from you Cecilia, happy to know that you're enjoying yourselves!

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                          Re: Seagull away a while . . .

                          The webcam picture shows a cloudy Dublin, but the ship is still in the harbour.



                          Of course a Guinness would be also for me first choice during a visit to Ireland.

                          Tomorrow they will sail over to England again. The stop will be on the Isle of Man, Douglas. For train lovers this could be a highlight of the trip:

                          There is the Snaefell Mountain Railway:
                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snaefell_Mountain_Railway

                          You can take the steam train to Castletown:
                          http://www.iomsrsa.com/

                          Or a combination of two trains.

                          Victorian Railways & Snaefell
                          Hop aboard two vintage railways and travel through what may well be the Isle of Man's most picturesque areas, including Snaefell Mountain, the island's highest point.
                          It's a quick transfer from the pier to the Derby Castle Terminus, where you will board the historic Manx Electric Railway for an amazingly scenic ride. The longest of Britain's vintage narrow-gauge lines, the railway is nearly 120 years old and still uses its original Victorian and Edwardian technology. Your route will travel through leafy glens and hollows and atop precipitous cliffs with spectacular views of the coastline. Finally, passing over the Glen Roy viaduct, you will disembark in Laxey and transfer to the Snaefell Mountain Railway, which is nearly as old and venerated as the Manx Electric Railway.
                          Climbing out of Laxey, the landscape changes dramatically as you reach the 2,036-foot summit of Snaefell. There is no higher point on the island, and the views of the coast and even the giant, manmade Laxey Water Wheel are simply stunning. Stopping at the summit of Snaefell, whose name derives from the Norse word for Snow Mountain, you will enjoy some free time to wander about, taking in the majestic scenery.
                          After re-boarding the train and descending part way down the mountain, you will hop off and transfer to a motor coach for the leisurely drive back to the pier.
                          Please note: This tour includes approximately limited walking, mainly at the guests' discretion during the stop a Snaefell. Guests must be able to make their own way on and off the train which requires climbing a few high steps. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Warm, weather-proof clothing and sturdy, flat walking shoes are recommended.

                          ... i am curious, what we will get to see from this day ...
                          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                            Re: Seagull away a while . . .

                            Oops - careful! Think that the Manx folk would disagree with the 'sailing over to England' thing!

                            Any Thomas the Tank Engine fans may also be interested to know that the Isle of Man sits in the Diocese of Sodor and Man, part of the Church of England (yes, I know what I just said, but this sort of thing gets complicated!). When the Rev Awdry needed somewhere for his trains to live, he chose Sodor to be a fictitious island in the Irish Sea. More here.
                            Last edited by PoloUK; May 5th, 2013, 20:44.
                            Cheers,

                            Mark.

                            www.pologlover.co.uk

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                              Re: Seagull away a while . . .

                              Hi Cecilia, can I order a picture or two:
                              how does the promenade deck (5) look like outside the staircase, it seems like there's some doors there or what?

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                                Re: Seagull away a while . . .

                                Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
                                Oops - careful! Think that the Manx folk would disagree with the 'sailing over to England' thing![/URL].
                                I am sorry! And i hope that all Manx people will accept the excuse that I took this term right out of a voyage description, which has it's origin by Hurtigruten. "Von Irland nimmt die MS Fram ihren Weg wieder zurück nach England. Die Isle of Man besticht ....."

                                We are all here to learn and so i promise i never again will mix up the proud Manx folk with the English occupants .

                                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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