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    So you should first try to win the lottery, than you can live one year on the ship and I am sure sooner or later the weather is very stormy.



    The Atlantic is running down... or is the webcam swinging?

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      Another nice day for taking pictures in Kristiansund this afternoon.
      Finally, I managed to get "Lofoten" after her maintenance visit to Fredrikshavn.
      Her hull is slowly getting the "wear-and-tear" look back, and already a short time after getting painted, they seem to have some sort of trouble with the white colour.
      For a reason unknown, paint has been removed in patches and a green basic has been applied before white colour again will be painted on the spots.
      Anyway, here's our lovely old lady leaving Kristiansund southbound, and I'm trying to "brush up" the motif a bit by adding the bow spear of "Anne Margrethe"




      Details, for those of us enjoying that


      What a sharp and beautiful bow!


      They don't make'em like this anymore...


      And here are the spots of torn off white paint


      I rather like these kind of life boats over the orange "tubes" of today...


      Not the worst of shapes I've seen...
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        Great pictures Sterkoder of a lovely lady with perfect lines, if you ask me
        Best wishes from
        Bengt Domben

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          Thank you, Bengt! Nice comments give me joy!
          Upon a second close look, it seems like her port stern spring (right beneath the 'IG' in HURTIGRUTEN) has got a dent...? Or...?
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
            Upon a second close look, it seems like her port stern spring (right beneath the 'IG' in HURTIGRUTEN) has got a dent...? Or...?
            Big S, I think I can see a square centimeter without a dent! (==

            Clipper
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            Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
            Deck plan geek.

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              Originally posted by Clipper View Post
              Big S, I think I can see a square centimeter without a dent! (==

              Clipper
              Me too..., it's not that. But I mean; it looks like the edge is pushed in, a bigger dent,...., made by a quay or something...
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                Great images Sterkoder of a beautiful vessel!

                I don't think the white paint is torn off though, it's probably primer added after some rust chipping from the quay side. I bet it's the start of the spring-cleaning of the ship that we now see.

                Yes, I do understand what you say about the white lifeboats from an estethical point of view, but in case of an emergency during mid-winter where abandoning ship is needed, I'd rather be in a covered lifeboat or a covered liferaft. I'm sure you agree... .

                But, I'm wondering, how-come these lifeboats are not required to be painted orange? What is the current regulations on lifeboat colors? I do not have the SOLAS right in front of me to be able say what it says about the color.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  I'd rather be in a covered lifeboat or a covered liferaft. I'm sure you agree...
                  Oh, I have no problems to agree to that.
                  But just vision in your mind 4 orange "tubes" from lets say Norsafe AS hanging on the sides...? I can't imagine, and no matter what...., in this case I have to go with design before reason

                  Don't know about the rules and regs about colour of lifeboats though..., and not right now anyway, when a huge lasagne is making its way on the table, together with fresh salad and ice cold Tuborg Green (Mmmmmmmmmm)
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    Lofoten seen behind the bollard in Bergen March 05, 2011


                    The Bollard by Tom McNikon, on Flickr
                    View more photo's at my Flickr photostream blog

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                      A fantastic shot Tom! I love the post processing as well!
                      Walking in the shadow of the blues

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                        A different side of your style from the dusk and night shots. Absolutely awesome image Tom.

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                          Originally posted by Tom McNikon View Post
                          Lofoten seen behind the bollard in Bergen March 05, 2011
                          What a stunning photo! And it's timeless! It might as well been taken in the 60's, 70's or 80's

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                            Originally posted by Tom McNikon View Post
                            Lofoten seen behind the bollard in Bergen March 05, 2011

                            .........
                            A very timeless photo: artistically beautiful and very emotional.
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                            Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                            Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              Originally posted by Eilun View Post
                              So you should first try to win the lottery, then you can live one year on the ship and I am sure sooner or later the weather is very stormy.
                              Veeery good idea, Eilun!

                              And if, correction WHEN, I win the lottery, you can come along on my expense and we'll have a blast in the rough seas!

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                                Seems Lofoten needs another repair to main engine. Hurtigrute website shows her direct from Alesund to Bergen tomorrow (07.04).
                                Departing Bergen 04:00 on 08.04 direct to Alesund, Molde cancelled and back on route from Kristiansund.

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