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    I scurried around and decided on a position looking along a railing…and held my breath…
    The ferries were approaching each other just as the far shore emerged from the low cloud. I needed a satisfying configuration of the railings, the two ferries and the land. Wait…wait…give it a second more…click. YES!

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      Feeling satisfied and more relaxed in a “mission accomplished” sort of way, I played zooming in on Korsfjord and wondered just how steadily I could hold the camera in this wind. I moved to where I could stand with something to lean on to steady myself, let alone the camera, and unsuccessfully photographed the post-flag, limp and soggy and stuck to its pole. And then something magic happened.

      The flag suddenly loosened, shook, twirled elegantly around the pole as if to also steady itself, and then waved its hand-like ends… Nordstjernen was waving farewell to Korsfjord!

      I could not have dreamed I would capture so evocative an image, such a moment in time, for my Captain.


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        So happy!
        I went indoors and found there was celebratory cake.





        Of course I had to try some…and then bring out my excuse for a second helping!

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          There were many signs around the ship that this voyage was special.. Here are some drawings from Rørvik from the evening before, when she’d met up with Nordnorge (looking almost HSC-like in that charming farewell scene on the right!)

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            Floral greetings too.




            With so many unusual distractions I almost missed Agdenes lighthouse – another of my must takes. And as you see it’s getting wetter.

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              Whether from a touch of condensation with all this dashing in and out into the cold air, or rain getting everywhere, the next few photos have a, umm, sort of soft focus look about them. The group had asked me to take photos for them with their cameras, which I hope were better than mine of them…although this one does have a kind of cosy feel to it. They were listening to a talk about Hurtigruten from the guy in the corner.




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                I thought I’d better continue the drying out process by staying inside for a while and taking photos there. In the shop area the shelves were being restocked and rearranged…Moose anyone?!




                A homely look on the cafeteria tables.

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                  Details…the textures of granite against the weave of the mats…

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                    …curtain rails and furnishings.


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                        Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                        Sorry if I squeeze in between two of your postings, but while I was deep into Russia (in another thread) you just posted the most warming update!!!
                        Thanks for taking me (and others) on board to take part in the farewell-details there. Thanks!!!
                        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                              I was enjoying myself, but of course I was eventually tempted outside once again –though there were still details to take there.

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                                I stayed here for ages, just watching the sea, just being there.

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