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    Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

    Nice christmascards you've made there, Jan-Olav! Merry Christmas to you from the bottom of my heart!!
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

      Merry Christmas Jan-Olav and have a good watch! I`ll have a drink for you tonight!
      Walking in the shadow of the blues

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        Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

        Hey - how about that - Korsfjord hits the papers!!

        http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/sortro...cle1748613.ece

        "MF Korsfjord served the stretch Flakk to Rørvik alone this third Christmas day [27th]"
        Cheers,

        Mark.

        www.pologlover.co.uk

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          Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
          "MF Korsfjord served the stretch Flakk to Rørvik alone this third Christmas day [27th]"
          It warms your heart to see that doesn't it Mark. I've just been "off duty AIS watch" over lunch (I know......no wonder I am always so behind with absolutely everything!) but I see Tidefjell is now at Flakk, so it's two ferries again. I went to bed early last night, content in seeing Korsfjord safely tucked up at Lade...as I mentioned OT in Ålesund thread, she set off early this morning (even before I got up 04:30 UTC ...wide awake after going to sleep too early!). But this is Tuesday change over day, so goodness knows whether our Captain is on "days" or "nights" right now...at this holiday time of year and in these weather conditions I doubt that anything is as "normal"...
          Oh, I just realised Glutra is now at Lade, I wonder if they have to bunker back there instead of at Flakk, or simply can't have two ferries moored at Flakk because of the wind.
          Meanwhile NX is at the Hurtigruten Quay and TF and KH at Ila...

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            Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

            Cecilia...he's on days this week. Gets finished on January 2nd. Just switched to days yesterday...Was supposed to have most of Christmas Day off and was going to his Dad's then back to the ferry---I think........ Glad you have AIS going...I didn't know about the weather.....bet he's just thrilled....................................

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              Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

              I had the pleasure of meeting J-O onboard Korsfjord on december 26, and he was doing the day shift. Dec 26 was "calm" in the morning, but during the afternoon and evening the wind increased again.

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                Hi there E …yes that is Captain’s expected schedule as I understood it to be too from what he said (although I only wondered later if back-to-work time on the Sunday might be different from “normal” because it was Christmas Day).

                But then I began to realise from many reports just how extreme the weather has been in so many places all along the Norwegian coast, not only those areas that were first mentioned, and so I checked up for around Trondheim on the AIS…to see how the ferries were doing of course, but also the rare sight to see all those hurtigrutes in Trondheim at the various quays. (That also made me realise that I haven’t entirely grasped in the 3-ferry operation where a ferry on standby is normally moored, especially since bunkering became possible at Flakk.)

                Well right now Korsfjord and Glutra are going “back and forth” Flakk-Rørvik, Hurtigrute Midnatsol has left Trondheim and is approaching them, Kong Harald and Lofoten are at Ila, Trollfjord is at the Hurtigruten Quay, and Tidefjell is near Pirbrua!

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                  Couldn’t resist illustrations to go with that last post! ….


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                  Korsfjord and Glutra can just be seen, but it would bave been so much nicer if Midnatsol’s webcam had updated a bit later!

                  And so Korsfjord reached Flakk and was soon off again…


                  Well I had better switch off all distracting webcams, AIS, weather stuff…etc…because I am supposed to be editing photos and catching up on all that away time I had!!!!!

                  Oh, did I say, there are severe wind warnings again for here in Edinburgh later today!

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                    Oh Hi Ostafjells! ...only just noticed your post had popped up when I was taking ages to answer E's while simultaneously messing around with webcams etc.! Love the way you put the word calm in inverted commas!!!!!...everything is relative isn't it!
                    Safe travels. I gather a recent flight wasn't so calm as the ferry crossing...
                    Last edited by Seagull; December 28th, 2011, 12:48.

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                      Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

                      You're right, Cecilia, the flight home on the 26 th was the worst I have experienced. When even the flight attendants start to look worried, you know it's bad

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                        Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

                        http://www.adressa.no/vaeret/article1748888.ece

                        Bad weather for "Korsfjord". Pictures and video shot by the trainee on Korsfjord.

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                          Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

                          Thank you all so very, very, very much for keeping an eye on me the past two stormy weeks!

                          Tuesday, December 27th was a WILD day..... ! 42 meters per second, and Captain Storli kept the route running with Korsfjord all throughout the day, apart from a short 15 minute stop due to extra-strong winds.

                          http://www.adressa.no/vaeret/article1748741.ece

                          http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/sortro...cle1748613.ece

                          http://www.fosna-folket.no/samferdsel/article259553.ece

                          http://www.adressa.no/vaeret/article1748888.ece
                          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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                            Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

                            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                            Thank you all so very, very, very much for keeping an eye on me the past two stormy weeks!

                            Tuesday, December 27th was a WILD day..... ! 42 meters per second, and Captain Storli kept the route running with Korsfjord all throughout the day, apart from a short 15 minute stop due to extra-strong winds.

                            http://www.adressa.no/vaeret/article1748741.ece

                            http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/sortro...cle1748613.ece

                            http://www.fosna-folket.no/samferdsel/article259553.ece

                            http://www.adressa.no/vaeret/article1748888.ece
                            Some screendumps:



                            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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                              Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

                              This is how WE do it!

                              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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                                Re: RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

                                This is how WE do it!
                                Yepp..., looks like you've done this hundreds of times. Y'all got it to the fingertips.
                                Now, when watching the video I just imagine what this kind of small vessel and a camera could do in any harbour....., hmmmmm

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

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