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    Then off - aim at the mountains, then do a 180 degree turn.



    Time to go to sleep for us then - we'd travelled from Lillehammer that day, so had the glorious trip over the mountains, seen Britannia at Åndalsnes, then Norwegian Star and Nordlys at Molde. We'd definitely arrived at that point.
    Cheers,

    Mark.

    www.pologlover.co.uk

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    • Sigve
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      Excellent!

    • yvneac
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      I like your report Mark.Nice memories from Lofoten.
      A taste of Norway in my Normand country!

    • Kim Viktor
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      Fantastic!

    Sigve - thanks!

    Nari - we were staying in Molde, not taking the Hurtigruten. We didn't go on Lofoten because they were under time pressure. Normally when we're with the family in Honningsvåg we take a 'kafe-besøk' (coffee visit), so we've been on all the ships over the years (except Spitsbergen!).
    Cheers,

    Mark.

    www.pologlover.co.uk

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    • nari
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      Thanks Mark for the clarification. What a good way to visit the fleet over the years. She looks good with a new dress on, presumably from her time in Denmark. Almost tempting to return for a 6th voyage but.....time will tell.

    Man, i enjoyed this report so much!! Exactly shown how it is each day. And once again it is remarkable, that they all are motivated to take all possible load on and of Lofoten, even it would be much easier in much cases to take this load one day later with a modern ship - without causing any delays. But this is the charming character of a trip with Lofoten, not really plannable. Always in a kind of hurry to keep schedule - in a certain way... By the way, that thoughtful man was the chief engineer, And i can imagine, that he was thinking about a new noise of the old machine... or was it just the same clicking as 1985 between Stamsund and Svolvaer, when someone dropped an empty beer can into the machine room?
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      The chief engineer is a real character and very aimiable. Last October I read a report on Lofoten by a photographer in a Norwegian maritime magazine and he featured prominently, proudly standing around in the engine room.. So I bought it and showed it to him in case he had not seen it.- which he hadn't - and he autographed it on the spot. A nice bit of socialising!

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        Lofoten in Geiranger, 14th July. Unfortunately went Spitsbergen just to Hellesylt this day.








        Two ships from the 60's.


        Hurtigruten's oldest meets Holland America's newest.

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        • Tommi
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          Nice work!

        Great photos KV - your investment in that helicopter was well worth the money!!
        Cheers,

        Mark.

        www.pologlover.co.uk

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          Nice meeting with MS Ocean Majesty. Yes two classic ships, but since the conversion MS Ocean Majesty los a lot of their elegant lines and looks not very harmonic. See her in her first life as MS Juan March:

          http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/juan_march_1966_b_1.htm
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            M/S Juan was built along the lines of the old Southern Cross (SS) -maybe in a similar era when 2 funnels were the thing. I recall going aboard the Southern Cross in Tahiti about early 1955 and being young/er I thought the air conditioning was dreadful. Could not wait to return to the Waikawa (Union SS) and its noisy winches, smoke and rust here and there.

            Ombugge, did you come across the Union SS Co ships in your Pacific travels?

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            • ombugge
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              In Australia yes, but I cannot recall if we ever met them in PNG or Solomon ports. Probably.

            Thanks. At its peak Union SS Co of NZ had over twenty freighters and were responsible for carrying food supplies to many ports - especially very remote ones like our island. Not one of them was lost in the Line Islands, but 2 Bank Line vessels were a total loss with one death a few years apart on Fanning and Washington Islands. Skippers tended to forget I think about the variability and dangers from the powerful Humbolt.

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              Thanks for sharing A LOT of great, new images of the old lady.

              To be honest, I have lost my passion for Hurtigruten some time the past half decade.... but it is still wonderful to look at images of the ships, their passengers and crew... and the life around hurtigruten. Keep sharing those wonderful images!
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                Lofoten today, at arrival to Trondheim around 8 this morning:

                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  "Lofoten" in Svolvær along with "Spitsbergen". "Lofoten" departed alone due to the christening of "Spitsbergen".

                  "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                  "Lofoten" og "Spitsbergen" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                  "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

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                    "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                    "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                    "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

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                      "Lofoten" and "Spitsbergen" in Trollfjorden.

                      "Spitsbergen" og "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                      "Spitsbergen" og "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                      "Spitsbergen" og "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

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                        "Lofoten" and "Spitsbergen" in Trollfjorden.

                        "Spitsbergen" og "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                        "Spitsbergen" og "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                        "Lofoten" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

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