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    The ship in no. 4 is neither Midnatsol, Narvik nor Vesterålen, but a small, local ferry.
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    Regards Sigve.
    Regards; Sigve.
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    IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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      You will know best, Sigve, but I'm talking 1990, don't forget, and the first Midnatsol. We would have met round about that location, but difficult to be precise.
      Ivy

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        I'm sorry to disappoint you, but in 1990 Midnatsol (and her class) looked like this:
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        Regards Sigve.

        Regards; Sigve.
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        IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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          Ah thanks, Sigve. Never mind.
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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            I now have very few Kong Olav locations still needing ID-ing. These two I'm pretty sure are at Båtsfjord, the only alternative being Havøysund. In both places we were there only 30 mins.





            The stern of Kong Olav is just visible in the second photo. Any ideas, anyone?
            Ivy

            "To thine own self be true.......
            Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              Originally posted by Asimut
              This is Båtsfjord, no doubt about that.
              Asimut, you were sitting there waiting! Many thanks.
              Ivy

              "To thine own self be true.......
              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
                Examined the ship diagrams in my booklet and that ship in no. 4 photo has got to be the Midnatsol, Narvik or Vesterålen, I think. The first has a one colour funnel and although it's hard to see in my pic. I think that corresponds. But what clinches it for me and assuming that this is at Honningsvåg the Kong Olav left there on 14 May going north while the Vesterålen was still at Kirkenes, and the Narvik was 2 days behind us.
                What say you?
                The name of the ferry in picture no 4 was in 1990 "Porsangerfjord" and servicing the Kåfjord - Honningsvåg line before the tunnel opened in 1992. Before the tunnel, this ferry connection was the only way to reach North Cape by car, and in the peak season, waiting time could be up to 14 hours.

                More information on the ferry here:

                http://fjordfaehren.de/no_f/stavanger1973.htm

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                  Originally posted by ostafjells View Post
                  The name of the ferry in picture no 4 was in 1990 "Porsangerfjord" and servicing the Kåfjord - Honningsvåg line before the tunnel opened in 1992. Before the tunnel, this ferry connection was the only way to reach North Cape by car, and in the peak season, waiting time could be up to 14 hours.

                  More information on the ferry here:

                  http://fjordfaehren.de/no_f/stavanger1973.htm
                  Had a look at that site - so many changes of ownership and names. Thank you for taking the trouble to point me to it. Ostafjells, where does the tunnel start from?

                  Originally posted by Asimut
                  The 3rd photo shows the bird mountain Sværholtklubben which you are passing on the way to Kjøllefjord.
                  Thanks, Asimut, without knowing the island's name I took the photo just because of the birds.
                  Ivy

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                  Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                    Thanks, Bengt. And of course, the tunnel opened in 1999, not 92 as I said

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                      Asimut, you went to a lot of trouble to answer my question, and I thank you. With all the photos on CV and extra information like this, I'm learning more and more about Norway.
                      Ivy

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                      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                        There is now also a facebook group called Save the "Kong Olav", for anyone who'd like to see this veteran back in Norway.

                        Even though it is far fetched, nobody can stop us from dreaming.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                          There is now also a facebook group called Save the "Kong Olav", for anyone who'd like to see this veteran back in Norway.

                          Even though it is far fetched, nobody can stop us from dreaming.
                          I would like to express a most sincere thank you to all that has joined this facebook group and to all those that have recommended the group to other friends. Within a very few days, the group has grown rapidly, and based on that, it is evident that I'm not the only one who wishes to see this veteran return back home - even though it is a really far fetched dream of mine.
                          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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                            Kong Olav in Stavengerskes colors:

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/36081480@N08/4823981922/
                            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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                              The King at flickr.com:

                              http://www.flickr.com/photos/36081480@N08/4696275894/
                              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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                                One more of the Kong Olav:

                                http://www.flickr.com/photos/36081480@N08/4271519127/
                                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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