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    Same as Vesteralen. there is only one place to watch the night: Bridge deck! No disturbing lights there. Oh, how do i love this ship!
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      This is the world's fastest coastal express ever, I have never registered higher speed ever on "Lofoten" with its 151 knots tonight
      It is no wonder that I did not get any pictures since she had such a speed north the Tromsø strait

      Marine traficc has obviously some problems with the speed tonight

      Best wishes from
      Bengt Domben

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      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        She must have been flying low over the water.

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      Last edited by Azimut; October 27th, 2015, 17:38.
      Best wishes from
      Bengt Domben

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        Seen from the bus while waiting on the ferry at Kyrkjebø



        Arriving Honningsvåg



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          Well, the Voyage has ended for me - I'm back in Oz following a back to back voyage of two round trips. Nobody on Lofoten had ever heard of such an audacious thing so I became a kind of trendsetting person by instigating such a thing. Every trip is so different - here the weather was fairly unkind with wind and rain but the ship was the same. What I noticed this time was less open friendliness amongst the passengers and more Americans than ever before who openly enjoyed everything that they came across.

          Evelyn, if you are reading this, thanks again for livening up the ship for a short while! I can easily recall your dreamy face as Lofoten methodically rolled on her way.

          Sterkoeder, while in Kristiansund, I gave you a wave in the direction of where Evelyn said your building was. I thought Kristiansund was a very pleasant town indeed.

          Haven't unpacked the camera yet so will do so. Sometime....

          Oh yes, an anecdotal comment from a German Team leader from the Finnmarken who visited Lofoten while the two ships were together. When he came aboard Lofoten he declared in a loud voice: Ahhh! This is a ship - I am on a BUS!!

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          • yvneac
            yvneac commented
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            Didn't read that before.
            It must have been a great experience

          • HARALD JARL
            HARALD JARL commented
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            Dear Nari, thanks to you I had a wonderful trip!!! It was soOO nice to meet you.
            Still recuperating after spending more energy than available (had to engage turbocharger).
            Rolling across Vestfjorden with swells from port was a dream come true. Will try to describe later.
            Next day sitting in the cafeteria and listen to stories from your childhood in the South Seas - wow.

          Oh, and while I think of it, another first for me: sleeping rough in a coffee place at LHR. I missed the flight home because of two existing boarding passes, one with Singapore clearly marked as a stopover and the other didn't. So somehow, the dates were different and neither BA nor I noted this.
          Anyway I walked the length of LHR (it took 20 minutes, in an underground tunnel, totally alone, yet felt quite safe). I saw a coffee house with two men already sleeping there on the curved couches. Used back pack as pillow - no problems. Excuse the non nautical rant but it felt a real achievement!!!

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          • HARALD JARL
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            LHR is normally a bl**y pain, but what you had to go through is closer to a nightmare. Impressed by the way you handled it.
            BTW it reminded me of spending a night on a plastic bench in Nairobi airport in my younger days...

          • nari
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            When I noticed a comment from Harald Jarl I had no idea who was behind the name of a famous Hurtigruten vessel and then I twigged. I enjoyed meeting your friends, (especially the extremely handsome UBoat captain) and making the most of your short bivouac on Lofoten. Lucky we had a beam sea for you to enjoy!

          • HARALD JARL
            HARALD JARL commented
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            Actually I often go through these forums, reading old posts over and over again, especially those on the oldships that I grew up with.
            Today I finally summoned enough energy to open the camera and look at the pics from our trip. Awww, what a wonderful day that was!
            (Yes - the Uboat captain is such a nice guy, my niece sure got good taste in men.) Aha, so it's called BEAM SEA, thanks for inside-info...

          "Lofoten" north Tromsø strait yesterday evening.

          Best wishes from
          Bengt Domben

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          • Tommi
            Tommi commented
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            The "Green liner"!

          • nari
            nari commented
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            Bengt, do you live nearby? I love your night shots of the old lady; but do you emerge on freezing nights to capture her ?

          • HARALD JARL
            HARALD JARL commented
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            Hehe, Nari - Bengt lives close by! Thus can "shoot" the ships right from his veranda, not even getting cold...

          Thank you all for the comments.

          Hi nari, as Harald Jarl have written, I live 20 meters from the sea front and looking at the coastal steamers pass by daily

          "Lofoten" south Tromsø strait last night.

          Best wishes from
          Bengt Domben

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            Wonderful image as always, but I have to admit I'm not completely sold on the blue-illuminated main mast yet.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              "Lofoten" northwards Tromsø strait tonight.
              Finally, it was light in the christmas star when she passed by.

              Best wishes from
              Bengt Domben

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              • Tommi
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                One could easily say that this is yet another similar picture from Tromsø, but I really think that you're the master of the game when it comes to capturing moving ships in the night.

              I completely agree with Tommi: these kinds of images are perfect and a feast for the eyes!

              Another "purr-fect" image from Tromsø!
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                Thanks so much for the comments from both of you.
                Best wishes from
                Bengt Domben

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                  Look what I saw from Fjellstua yesterday:


                  A closer look is warranted:








                  The school of hard knocks has set it's marks:


                  Cargo is carried, cum X-mas or not:

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                    The decks were not exactly crowded in the freezing temperature of the day:






                    Nor was there much activity here:





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                      Time to get inside:


                      The polar bear skin has been left alone:


                      As has this box:


                      Familiar places to many here on CVF:




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