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  • When Lofoten met Gann (ex. Narvik) in Kristiansund 29th June 2017

    SSL21651 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    SSL21660 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    SSL21664 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    SSL21671 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Two icons on the harbour, hurtigruten and sundbåten
    SSL21676 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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    • Brilliant images of "Lofoten", Mark

      The weather forecast for Sunday / Monday is sunny and 18 degrees in Honningsvåg.
      Hopefully the weather forecast is right, everyone needs a little summer heat in the north now.

      I reckon you and your family is back in England now and you have warm and sunny days again.
      Best wishes from
      Bengt Domben

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      • Thanks for the comments Nari, Cecilia, Bengt - yes, back in the UK and yearning for a Scandi summer with sensible temperatures, not the too-hot summer we've currently come back to.
        Cheers,

        Mark.

        www.pologlover.co.uk

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        • nari
          nari commented
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          Mark, what sort of temperatures are you having? This winter is mild - with a lot of sunshine and daily temps around 10-12C, but we do live on a tableland...

        • PoloUK
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          We've got very high 20s here in the west of England. I'm much happier in the low 20s when you can still do things outdoors. The British are odd though - as you know! - we moan when it's warm, we moan when it's cold.

      • Very high 20s sounds rather weird to me; I guess I assumed that all of England was cold, except for a few hot days here and there. But I have been only to LHR four times as a transit place, so I would not know! I keep wondering what will happen when all the ice disappears from the Arctic areas.

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        • "Lofoten" north Tromsø strait this evening.





          Last edited by Azimut; July 15th, 2017, 21:03.
          Best wishes from
          Bengt Domben

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          • Thank you all for the updates from the north and from the coast a little south of me.

            Nice to see that the LOFOTEN is still going strong - to be honest, I don't pay too much attention to these ships like I did before. While at work, I'm normally tied up with something when we meet them, and when I'm on leave, I'm busy with other things. I used to have much more time available before, now, I can't seem tom find the time anymore. What happen? Did the priorities change, or did I actually find more to do now? I have no idea - perhaps a combination of the two, or more reasons.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            • I can understand that the changes in Hurtigruten in recent years must be rather hard for "the boy who loved hurtigruten" to keep up with and come to terms with - I even share some of those feelings myself and am not so much 'hurtigruting' along the coast as I used to.
              But I think your passion for these ships, is still very much alive, and never more so than when in conjunction with photography plus more recent 'gadgety' pleasures. When flying your 'c-gull wings' and capturing two hurtigruter together recently you said yourself how really excited you were.

              You've been frequently at the cruise terminal to see cruise ships too, as well as walking in the countryside and making the most of the all-to-brief Norwegian summer. As for for where the rest of the time goes, the answer to your question "What happen?" seems totally obvious to me - all those three-weeks-leave you've spent in your other country! I am also thinking that quite a lot of your spare time in Norway must be taken up by planning and preparing for the Thai trips - both the road trips catching up with dear friends, and making the most of the fulfilling opportunities that have opened up for you.
              Your Ladycgull (who has herself spent more time in Thailand than Norway in the last two years.) totally understands.

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              • hahahahaha.... thanks for the great comment and for putting a smile on my face!

                Yes, it's been a busy year so far - as also last year was. I seldom find time and energy to visit the Hurtigruten dock to photograph the ships, unlike what I did nearly a decade ago. But the c-gull has certainly been an investment that has brought me out more to take new and different pictures. Hopefully, they will be enjoyed by many.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                • Guess I was at the right place at the right time today, as Lofoten departed Svolvær in Lofoten and I took her picture from the end of the breakwater

                  SSL23186 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  • Tommi
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                    The bird was missing already in 2013:

                  • PoloUK
                    PoloUK commented
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                    It was there on June 20th. Maybe he was on a tea break when you were there, and then again when Svein was there. Must only be one.


                  • Tommi
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                    Who's responsible for commanding out this bird anyway? Cecilia? ☺️

                • #1197.3 Lady C.... are you on holiday in Norway right now? hahahahaha
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  • Seagull
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                    No BUT... of course I have a seagull in every port!

                • "Lofoten" north from Tromsø tonight.The old lady was 2.5 hours delayed when she set course for Skjervøy.

                  Best wishes from
                  Bengt Domben

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                  • She was still late arriving in Honningsvåg today, but catching up.
                    Cheers,

                    Mark.

                    www.pologlover.co.uk

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                    • Taken in Tromsø last weekend:

                      P8174578 by Eirik Stensland, on Flickr

                      P8174579 by Eirik Stensland, on Flickr
                      Olympus user
                      E-M1, E-M5
                      w/ Lots of new and old (adapted lenses)...

                      Hurtigruten ships traveled on:
                      MS Richard With, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Finnmarken, MS Midnatsol (Both old and new)

                      Cruise ships traveled on:
                      MS Sunbird, former RCI Song of America, now MS Louis Olympia (August 2002)
                      MS Adventure of the Seas (October 2010)
                      MS Vision of the Seas (June 2012)
                      MS Enchantment of the Seas (October 2016)

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                      • Great to see that despite us having started the second half of 2017, Lofoten is still going strong on her coastal route.

                        Does anyone know of her booking situation - is she as popular and fully booked as we like to think?
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        • nari
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                          Lofoten usually is fully booked, particularly in the summer months. I have heard from various people that the waiting list can be 8 -10 months (or longer) But compared with the other ships, she is incomparable! That's just me.

                      • "Lofoten" in sharp route north Tromsø strait this evening.



                        Best wishes from
                        Bengt Domben

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                        • Ralf__
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                          Great pictures. You get the impression, that she is a little late and in the need to hurry up!

                        • nari
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                          She is a conscientious little ship - likes to run on time. Lovely photos, Bengt, as usual.
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