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    #61
    And you should hear the sound..., mmmmmm...., like an overture... (Am I going overboard here..., nope, don't think so).
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      #62
      Lovely photos Sterkoder – having decided that Nordstjernen and Trollfjord are my favourite ships in Hurtigruten’s current fleet (in spite of their generation gap ), you and pakarang are providing me with such treats at the moment.

      Oh, and I must say thanks for thinking to mention the departure route Markussundet. Now I have got sorted out with Bodø, it is fun to have another geographic detail to get to grips with. Not that I have much experience of southbound from Kristiansund – really just once (Vesterålen in 2004; earlier on TF I took the Atlantic Road bus excursion to Molde, so didn’t actually depart by ship).
      Do you think the choice of longer route even though late might be a weather, perhaps wind direction, related issue? Is there often a variation of route leaving Kristiansund?

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        #63
        Originally posted by Seagull View Post
        Lovely photos Sterkoder – having decided that Nordstjernen and Trollfjord are my favourite ships in Hurtigruten’s current fleet (in spite of their generation gap ), you and pakarang are providing me with such treats at the moment.

        Oh, and I must say thanks for thinking to mention the departure route Markussundet. Now I have got sorted out with Bodø, it is fun to have another geographic detail to get to grips with. Not that I have much experience of southbound from Kristiansund – really just once (Vesterålen in 2004; earlier on TF I took the Atlantic Road bus excursion to Molde, so didn’t actually depart by ship).
        Do you think the choice of longer route even though late might be a weather, perhaps wind direction, related issue? Is there often a variation of route leaving Kristiansund?
        You want my personal opinion..??
        I belive the captain of NS had a personal reason for sailing out Markussundet, and maybe he knew the capt. of the departing seismic vessel "GEO Baltic" for all I know. (-"Hey buddy, how'bout we meet up and race...., first one to reach open seas at Stavneset Light...") Or something like that....

        I know for sure that "Lofoten" sailed through Markussundet one time almost three years back just because her captain (or was it 1. Officer) knew a guy on a vessel docked at Vestbase...., or at least he/they wanted to look for a certain offshore vessel...

        This I belive they can do with the old ships and few passengers, but I have never seen any of the new ones sailing out Markussundet.

        You know, if there are no sailing limitations (like the bridge over Sørsundet has fallen down or severe weather) there are no reasons what so ever to sail Markussundet, and especially not if they are late out of harbour...

        Please note: This was my personal opinion when it comes to NS
        They were also late from Kr-sund that time
        Last edited by Sterkoder; April 7th, 2009, 07:28.
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          #64
          That sounds very plausible, and also just the sort of delightful sort of thing that makes travelling on the traditional ships so special.

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            #65
            Yes indeed, and that day with "Lofoten" sailing through Markussundet, she was 40 minutes late en route to Kristiansund. Reason...?
            The crew spotted some killer whales north of Kristiansund and the bridge commanded stop in the engineroom. When the whales swimmed north east, the capt. called the company to clear out that they could sail after for some miles.

            At least that's what I heared from a passenger I was to meet on board the ship...., a meeting that lasted only 5-10 minutes due to the episode...

            I'm pro such things, and this is what makes Hurtigruten so special, but you could never experience these things in high season and certainly not with the new ships...
            Last edited by Sterkoder; April 7th, 2009, 07:36.
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              #66
              I planned to take some pictures from the bridge tonight of Nordstjernen when she arrived, but off course, she was way ahead of schedule this time.

              Here she was in Trondheim last week on south, as seen from Polarlys:

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                #67
                Very nice views Bengt... I just got to get her from the bridge her some time also...
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                  #68
                  Nice shots Bengt!

                  I am sailing as motormann on Nordstjernen so i was onboard

                  We are heading for Kirkenes now

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                    #69


                    Note: This is NOT my picture! But it was so beautiful, I stole it from www.brunsvika.net to show it to you all here.
                    The picture was taken as "Nordstjernen" passed across Hustadvika today, and is copyright of Brunsvika.net
                    Last edited by Sterkoder; April 16th, 2009, 23:40.
                    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                      #70
                      Aww, so many wonderful pictures of the dear old lady!!!

                      Next Sunday "morning" (01:30) I shall be anxiously waiting for her at the pier in Bodø.

                      Talfh, will you be on board then?

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                        #71
                        Nordstjernen on her way in to Rørvik this evening, April 19th 2009, just 30 minutes ago:







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                          #72
                          5 more images, in case there are some fans of her out there:









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                            #73
                            Very nice shots there, Jan-Olav...., as always!!!
                            (Sorry for not sending any spotter alert, but I see you managed very well without).

                            Never noticed before, but what has happened to 4 of her liferafts on the port side...??
                            (Maybe it's so simple as they are just in for an annual check, although checking back on my own pictures, they have ben off for quite some time....).
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                              #74
                              I noticed that as well but could not find any images taken which showed if they had been recently removed or removed a while ago. Maybe she has either gotten higher capacity rafts in replacement, or the ship may have reduced capacity.

                              Strange if it has been so for a while.

                              Oh, yes, so happy you all enjoyed the images... it was REALLY cold out there on the bridge tonight: very chilly, I almost gave up waiting for her... glad I didn't.
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                                #75
                                My own pictures are useless to determine anything about the whereabouts of the "missing" liferafts.
                                She had 5 rafts on port side in March 2008, but...., that's a year ago...
                                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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