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    Re: ::: Lofoten :::

    The ship is so moodful, so I just show you almost all pictures I've got. Somebody else has probably more knowledge to fill out some describing text.




    SB side looking aft.






    It's just splendid.

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      View from the SB bridge wing.


      And of course the bridge itself.




      If I just stick my head into a hatch on deck I actually can see the motor.


      It has a genuine smell of oil and lubricants.

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        And here we have "Ralf's sofas"!

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          The CVF Expedition members are exploring, or perhaps discovering something on Lofotens foredeck.


          The well known ice bear outside the dining room.


          The cafeteria.




          Yes, it's very much real wood.

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            The interiour design is actually pretty great. Just look at this marvellous sofa and mirrors.


            Or at this one? Just gather some friends around the table and you won't miss anything.






            Internal communications anno 1964.

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              The main staircase.






              The baggage storage.


              SB looking forward.

              Last edited by Tommi; November 20th, 2011, 18:53.

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                The door to the Hospital.


                And a rather steamy kitchen.


                Some additional exterior studies.






                And it's time to say farewell.

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                  Quick and almost soundless she disappears into the night.
                  Last edited by Tommi; November 9th, 2012, 00:16.

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                    Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                    Describing words..... Tommi, the pictures speak for itself. But some words perhaps to describe the feeling, because it were the first times, that i changed from a new ship an a traditional, first on Finnmarken, then on Lofoten. You get the impression to change the scale... from 1:1 to 1:2, it is all much smaller on a traditional ship, stairs, floors, salons and of course cabins as well as the bridge. But there are much more outside decks. And you have the feeling to be on a working ship. Everything is vibrating, it smells like engine oil, paint. The ship is living. The aft cabins are quite noisy from the engine, the ship is moving, you feel each wave, no stabilisers will hide the sea outside. It is real, life and you are a part of it. The old ship is like your appartment, the new is a hotel.
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                      I will never forget, when we started our trip 2007 with Lofoten in Bergen. I was standing at the stern, when she turned around in the harbour bay and speeded up. You are much nearer to the water on a traditional ship and so the speed is much more impressive. She really is .... hurtig!!!

                      It is like you are driving an old open British roadster. It is small, loud, open, windy, but you're into it!! 100km/h are really fast.

                      A new ship is like a Mercedes, BMW or Audi. 200km/h are nothing you feel.

                      She also is like an old house. We are living in an almost 80 year old house, even if it is fresh renovated and in good shape, it will never be as clean, sorted, perfect like a new one. And you will never be as accurate as in a new one. Things are lying around here and there --- it is a living place, not a museum, hotel or bank house.

                      You will find the right place on her for every situation. Lean on the doors to the machine rooms. There is warm, oily air streaming outside, the machine is working, you will have the same vibration.

                      Stay on the lee-side bridge wing and watch forward. And inside the bridge, just beside you, you can see what is going on on the radar or the GPS based sea chart. Mostly the bridge door is a bit open and you can hear the talk and the commands. The smell of fresh coffee is in your nose. If you are there i a quiet hour, for example during the night, they will talk with you, offer to come inside or have some coffee.
                      Last edited by Ralf__; November 20th, 2011, 20:40.
                      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                        Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                        Very beautiful photos from "Lofoten" both outside and inside, Tommi
                        I endorse the description from Ralf about "Lofoten" .
                        To fully understand what it means, one must take a trip with the old ships to experience this.
                        It's a completely different experience to travel with the old ships compared to the new ships.
                        Best wishes from
                        Bengt Domben

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                          Stay on the rear side of the bridge deck under the wind roof. With a few steps in each direction you see everything what is going on around you. You will miss no whale, no sea eagle, no passing ship (and even no Seagull in the webcam, you remember?). A map is showing the position.

                          Or get one of the few chairs behind the windows in the panorama saloon. Move around with them during heavy sea until the chain under the chair will stop you from completely crossing the salon.

                          There is also a monitor showing the electronic sea chart. What fun to "navigate" the ship by reading the sea signs shown on the map and spotting them outside in the darkness ahead of you...

                          Or sit in the cafeteria. Probably you need to turn around the frame of the table, so that it can prevent your cup falling down, when the ship is moving.... and believe me, it does.

                          So these are my describing words. I hope you enjoyed them.
                          Last edited by Ralf__; November 20th, 2011, 20:41.
                          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                            Tommi,

                            Your take on the world of Hurtigruten is such a wonderful breeze... looking at your images, I can easily emerge myself for hours, dreaming of actually being there myself.

                            You photograph the details and specialties of each ship with well thought of precision.
                            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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                              Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                              I have only just come to this thread simply because Ralf sent me here to see where he got his avatar from. Then I began to read all he wrote about being on the Lofoten. Thinking back to my trip on the Kong Olav I so endorse all he said - that was being on a real ship, albeit a small one, and you knew you were travelling by water. Every minute was alive and thrilling. Thank you very, very much for your descriptions, Ralf, they also were alive and thrilling.
                              I shall be back to see the pics.
                              Ivy

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

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                                Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                                Damn it, i must spend more time browsing the forum. I`m missing all the great posts! Wonderful shots as always Tommi!


                                Todays visit:
                                Walking in the shadow of the blues

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