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    Now Sterkoder my friend, I am going to have to be very strict with you! You are rationed to one handshake/hug if I happen to encounter you on board, and a wave as NX departs. No meet&greet table/beer/coffee/ice cream! This is your chance for meet with Lady NX, not Lady C!!!!!!!!! and I expect you to make the most of every single minute of the time the ship is moored in Kristiansund to run around taking photos
    Come to think of it, they are moored merely half an hour now, as I suddenly realized that the old arrival time was 16:15. Today it's 16:30, so my "angry" comments about them being too late was mostly wrong.
    Sorry Hurtigruten!!

    My friend Cecilia:
    Thank you for being so understanding...!!!
    But please keep an eye on me, because when I get occupied with detail/close up photography, I block out my ears and go into my own bubble, so be sure I get off the ship before they leave
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

      Today, it's 56 years since Nordstjernen was handed over to BDS.

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        Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

        Originally posted by carinahansen View Post
        Today, it's 56 years since Nordstjernen was handed over to BDS.
        Hey, happy birthday!!! (Or was that the day of her christening...., and those two days might possibly be the same...??)
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
          Hey, happy birthday!!! (Or was that the day of her christening...., and those two days might possibly be the same...??)
          They are celebrating her birthday onboard today, with cake and coffee Acctually not sure when she was christened. Her maiden voyage was march 1st though..

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            Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

            Well I’ve hinted I had more travel news to come…

            I usually go off travelling by myself as you all know, but there is a sort of obligation to have one annual holiday with D also, and I had imagined that this year it might be to an F1 motor race …usually the most successful of these joint holidays. But somehow we just weren’t enthusiastic about the same venues….and then a Hurtigruten brochure dropped through his letter box, and he got it into his head he’d like a Svalbard trip… and it wasn’t Fram he was pointing to, it was Nordstjernen!!!!! Ummm, I really was duty bound to explain the difference! And then left him to make the arrangements if he decided to go ahead….

            Of course this was then a nerve-wracking for me…it’s NX’s last voyage back from Svalbard to Bergen at the end of August, which I had longed to go on but had decided was just far too expensive, especially as I always like to have some “travel fund” remaining for any other spontaneous travel opportunities that might present themselves……but that was just if I was paying single occupancy cabin price…

            Well, D phoned the London Hurtigruten office, and they have now confirmed everything. Apparently we secured the last A grade cabin by literally a few minutes!!!!

            Meanwhile it was seeing pakarang’s latest YouTube video, and rising to the virtual “stalking challenge” (…as you see in the subsequent posts #856-858!) that was the tipping point!
            So I decided to ALSO go see NX on her last trip in regular hurtigrute service…and as you already know I will be aboard for two separate days.

            So this is one happy Seagull (even though I wish I could have a CV family member as cabin mate on the August trip… as it is, I am going to have to deeply disappoint you all –especially H-J – by hoping for D-friendly calm seas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )


            Added as Edit: Just seen that new CVF member Linray will also be on that August voyage (post#825)
            Last edited by Seagull; February 25th, 2012, 16:05.

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              Delighted to hear you have managed to book the last cabin, my husband and I will indeed be on the last voyage from Svalbard to Bergen.

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                Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                This is great news Cecilia! This last Nordstjernen trip really appealed to me but unfortunately it can't happen for me. I'm glad that there are members of this forum who will be on this trip and I look forward to your stories and pictures!
                MS Lofoten April 2006, March 2012, Feb 2013. MS Polarlys Dec 2010. MS Fram Feb 2009, Sep 2011.
                Upcoming : MS Fram Dec 2013, MS Lofoten Sep 2014
                My travelblog : http://voyageterremer.blogspot.com. Hurtigruten, Antarctica, Svalbard, Norway (and other places...).

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                  Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                  Great news Cecilia! I'm convinced that it will be a very special trip. Happy for you!

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                    Originally posted by Clipper View Post
                    Is anyone going to have a video camera with them? It would be great to have a video of Norstjernen's last run through the Risøyrenna.

                    After learning its history, I have become enthusiastic about this stretch of the route. I love to see the little fyr passing by then the big sweeping turn before the bridge to come into port.

                    Clipper
                    I'll have a video camera with me, and maybe I can film parts of it for you? I can't promise I'll get the whole stretch though

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                      Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                      Originally posted by carinahansen View Post
                      I'll have a video camera with me, and maybe I can film parts of it for you? I can't promise I'll get the whole stretch though
                      Carina, that would be fantastic. Yes the whole 'Renna is probably too long outside of Minutt for Minutt.

                      I wish I could be there with all of you but circumstances do not permit. I must content myself with memories of Harald Jarl.

                      Clipper
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                      Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
                      Deck plan geek.
                      The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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                        Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                        Originally posted by Clipper View Post
                        Carina, that would be fantastic. Yes the whole 'Renna is probably too long outside of Minutt for Minutt.

                        I wish I could be there with all of you but circumstances do not permit. I must content myself with memories of Harald Jarl.

                        Clipper
                        Great! I'll fix a video then

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                          Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                          Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                          Well, I just couldn’t stand it any longer…
                          I felt I just HAD to see NX during her last trip in service as a hurtigrute.

                          So, I’ll be aboard Harstad to Svolvær on Monday 19 March
                          And Trondheim to Ålesund on Wednesday 21 March.
                          Why am I not surprised ???????

                          Wonderful Seagul.

                          I am quite sad that I am not able to join you, or have a last trip aboard Nordstjernen. The weekend 16. to 18. March I am hired as a bus-driver. And I will bring a local football-team from Bodø to a tournament in Sortland that weekend. Unfortunately my day OFF up in Sortland is the 17 March. And NOT yours and Nordstjernens 19.March. ONLY 2 days WRONG schedule.

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                              Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                              This last picture reminds me, that it was a quite different feeling to dock in Stamsund with an old ship compared to a new one. Here it looks very inviting, while a new ship is pressing much to close to that warehouse, leaving an unconformtable small slot between both... great picture, Carina.

                              And Cecilia, how amazing! I am sure, D will enjoy it also, don't forget, it was his proposal! And how much better than a F1 trip! So you will be our Nordstjernen expert this year!
                              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                                Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                                What a lovely photo Carina :-)

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