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  • That new night time photo of Lofoten is so moody and inviting.... the lights from the ships "windows" kind of draws me on board and makes me wish I was there.

    Despite the lack of light illuminating the ship, there is no doubt which ship it is. Wonderful once again! Naturally.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    • "Lofoten" south Tromsø strait last night after an abbreviated north trip due to bad weather.

      Best wishes from
      Bengt Domben

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      • Ralf__
        Ralf__ commented
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        The round passengers received as replacement a night trip on the North Cape with amazing Northern Light views. So it was reported in the German forum.
        As always, there are passengers watching the scenery on the bridge wings. Thank you for posting, Bengt.

      • Azimut
        Azimut commented
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        Thank's for the comment Ralf
        Great that they got this replacement when the weather turned out to be so bad.

    • "Lofoten" southbound tonight in Tromsø strait.A few snow sprinkle in the air when she passed by.

      Last edited by Azimut; March 20th, 2017, 20:15.
      Best wishes from
      Bengt Domben

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      • "Lofoten" north this evening. Some passengers is out on deck.



        Best wishes from
        Bengt Domben

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        • Ralf__
          Ralf__ commented
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          Because i was searching for information about the Trollfjord accident in Risøyhamn, i read some comments in the German hurtigforum about her trip. It was rather rough in the Barent Sea. She had to leave out Mehamn, Berlevag and Vadsø northbound because of strong wind and heavy seas. Southbound she had to leave out Batsfjord. She had up to 3 hours delay, but meanwhile she seems to be in schedule, approaching Risøyhamn.

        • Tommi
          Tommi commented
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          There are some nice rough ride shots of the Trollfjord on Lofotens facebook page, taken from Lofoten when they met north of Tromsø.

        • nari
          nari commented
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          I love the rough seas as filmed by Asgeir Larsen on Facebook. That is what going to sea means to me.

      • "Lofoten" north Tromsø strait tonight in light rain.

        Best wishes from
        Bengt Domben

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        • "Lofoten" southbound sunday night.

          Last edited by Azimut; June 6th, 2017, 10:19. Reason: This was my absolute last posting on this forum. For the rest of those who are still here on CVF, I wish you a good voyage ahead :)
          Best wishes from
          Bengt Domben

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          • Absolutely wonderful image from Tromsø as usual. I truly love the photographs you have shared over the years, and I'm truly sad to hear you are leaving.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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            • Azimut
              Azimut commented
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              After some re-thinking and awaiting some new photo equipment I will still be joining this forum and post pictures in the future

          • I don't suppose Bengt will see this, but I'll write it anyway. His photography has always seemed a marvel to me and an inspiration. Tromsø already feels farther away than it did before, and virtually following my favourite ships there less complete without images like this ...Lofoten’s deck lights the colour of the pale gold sea.

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            • Azimut
              Azimut commented
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              Don't worry Lady C,I will still post pictures in the future.
              For the moment I have no fotogear,(sold all my Olympus gear and will go back to Nikon again)

            • Seagull
              Seagull commented
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              So very very delighted to see you here Bengt I'd been concerned something here might have upset you, or perhaps you hadn't been well. Take your time and enjoy choosing your new gear.

            • Azimut
              Azimut commented
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              Everything is just fine with me, I was just a bit uncertain after the equipment was sold, but now I'm on track again

          • Dear Grindøya... so glad that you are still around - you have no idea what an inspiration you have been for me up through the years!

            Selling camera seems like a scary affair to me, even though I have been toying with the idea myself a lot the past year. A colleague of mine, also a captain on same ship, strongly discouraged me from een thinking those ways. I'm not there yet - and will hopefully never arrive there.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            • "After some re-thinking and awaiting some new photo equipment I will still be joining this forum and post pictures in the future "

              ​Thank you. Those words were like music in my ears.
              Keep us informed of what's going on in and around Trømsø.
              Especially now when Hurtigruta wants to move its arrival point.

              Øistein

              If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you...

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              • Azimut
                Azimut commented
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                Thank you for your kind comments, Oistein

                We will see how developments between Tromsø Harbor / Tromsø municipality and Hurtigruten take place in the near future

                It would be a shame if the express route should disappear from the cityscape
                But I think that they will come to a common position regarding harbor fees, although they do not currently agree with this question

                When the new Prostneset port terminal is ready for use in February 2018 (and it will be a nice one) I think that the conflict between the parties has gone

                But in the opposite case, the express route will call its own new dock in Eidkjosen on Kvaløya and she will disappear from Tromsø Strait and the cityscape

            • Interesting discussion about the future of "hurtigruten" as we know it. I persoanlly think there will be a lot of changes in so many levels in the years to come, and especially during the new tender periode.

              I have no information other than my own opinions and speculations, but in deep respect to the operators today and in the future, I will not share any on a public platform.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              • Azimut
                Azimut commented
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                There is no doubt that it will be exciting to see who puts a bid on Riksvei 1 in the next period.
                Then we just have to wait to see what's going on in the future.

            • "Lofoten" north from Tromsø this evening.



              Best wishes from
              Bengt Domben

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              • nari
                nari commented
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                It's summer in Norway and yet I see no -one out on deck?

              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                You don't see the snow on the hills and the thermometer either.

              • Azimut
                Azimut commented
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                This is how it is along our long stretch of coast here in Norway.
                Even though we are writing July 4th, there is not much summer weather when we talk about temperatures.
                Temperatures between 10-14 degrees when the cold air is pressed down from the north is normal.

                I saw a few passengers on deck when "Lofoten" passed tonight and the rest sat well in the dining room and took a better meal in a warm environment I guess
                It was about 10 degrees today here in Tromsø, so there is not much heat to brag about so far.

                The weather forecast says we can expect a little warmer weather for the weekend with temperatures between 15-20 degrees in Troms county.
                Then we'll see if it's right or not when the weekend is approaching.

            • OK then, if anyone would like to see a few photos from a Finnmarken summer, I'll put a few on every day. Probably not in order though, and more for some days than others.

              As Bengt says, a Norwegian summer can have every sort of weather, we didn't see more than about 7C, but we had plenty of blue skies between the banks of rain.

              Here's the Gamle Dame in Honningsvåg on 24th June.

              Coming past Altsula. Beeeeep - beep - beeeeeep. (It took me years to realise that we get a morse 'K' for northbound, I know you lot all knew that!).



              Aiming at the berth at a good speed.



              With the usual audience (on a good weather day!).



              Hello Sailor.



              And the poor bridge crew fighting for some space on the wing-bridge.



              Alongside.

              Cheers,

              Mark.

              www.pologlover.co.uk

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              • The increased technology of the fork lift truck is a constant wonder. With a few deft moves the gangway was in place - relatively high tide today.



                And the crane creaked into action, plenty of freight coming off today. In fact there seemed to be more cargo carried this year than I remember for a while on all of the ships.



                Most people safely installed on their excursion coaches, so up the ramp to show ID, get a 'free squirt' of antibacterial, and get a visitors pass.



                Rather more friendly passengers this time than last time, just looked resigned as we tramped through the restaurant to the cafe via the shop (yes, I know the sign says not to, but the crew always tell us to go that way).



                After coffee and people watching it was time for a walkabout.

                Front.



                Back - with the Sankt Hans decorations still in place.

                Cheers,

                Mark.

                www.pologlover.co.uk

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                • Looking across from the Ice Bar.



                  Then up to the hill to sun-bathe and look down on the old lady.



                  And after a while, around to the other side of the harbour - not much makes Lofoten look big ...



                  But she looked wonderful on the Hurtigruten Quay in the sunshine. Plenty of playing with emergency alarm signals and flares during the afternoon, but she just dozed and waited to leave for Kjøllefjord and the north.



                  Yes, there is something large and white looming behind her, but let's not worry about that for now.
                  Cheers,

                  Mark.

                  www.pologlover.co.uk

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                  • nari
                    nari commented
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                    She is looking a bit worse for wear - time for a paint job? Great photos, Mark. Always good to see new ones of the old girl.

                  • Seagull
                    Seagull commented
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                    Superb photos as always, Mark. Always good to hear about folk VISITING the ships, about little traditions that survive, and about there being lots of freight activity even on little Lofoten.
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