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  • pakarang
    started a topic ::: Lofoten :::

    ::: Lofoten :::

    Based on and a continuation of a thread from our old forum:

    http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=289

  • Seagull
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    Oh yes, more flash-backs from that oh so busy summer of yours, pakarang. Lofoten AND Munkholmen in the same photo is guaranteed to please me as you well know ...AND the cargo that is delighting Clipper as our added bonus image!

  • Clipper
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    Cargo on the foredeck ....... yessssss!

  • nari
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    Thank you for posting these pictures of another favourite ship of mine - after completing 6 round voyages from Bergen to Bergen, from 1997 to 2018,she holds many memories but those of the Tualgi were more fun and personally much better for me, as she was always "our ship".

  • nari
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    A beautiful ship in all respects - carried 12 passengers in comfort, and on one trip we did, carried about 10 huge timber logs from the deep jungles of Tenaru. Watching them swing aboard after being dragged out from the shore by a launch was rather awesome. Each one was lowered into the aft hold with no incidences occuring...and it was a major affair with all 12 passengers rather nervously watching the process; each log swung wildly as the derrick lifted it dripping wet on board.

  • pakarang
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    May I?

    May I post some images of the Lofoten from a beautiful summers day in 2015?

    2015_06_22-LouisAura-IMG_0417 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2015_06_22-LouisAura-IMG_0424 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2015_06_22-LouisAura-IMG_0421 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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  • ombugge
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    MV Tulagi FYI:

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  • nari
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    Easy, Ralf ! Tulagi 1 was sunk in 1944 (the year I was born) by a japanese sub. All except 3 were drowned, those three managed to escape -to relative safety.
    My Tulagi #2 served us well covering vast open ocean in the process every 3 years, taking us on compulsory leave.
    Her captain was Brett Hilder, a noted watercolour artist in Sydney. A cheeky fellow but a master mariner...he sailed Tulagi 2 through two cyclones near the New Hebrides and never hit any reefs (of which there are many!)

  • Ralf__
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    Nari, please explain. According to wikipedia, mv tulagi had a short life and sunk in 1944 torpeded by a german submarine.

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  • pakarang
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    I especially loved that last shot.... the flag deck and stern of Lofoten super sharp and the background land in soft focus. And the light even elevates the images too.

    It's one of those images that makes me feel "I would like to be right there".

    Thank you so very much for sharing.

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  • pakarang
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    Knowing that so many of you are in love with the Lofoten, here are two images documenting her departure northwards from Trondheim yesterday, July 22nd 2018:

    2018_07_22 EOS 5D - Lofoten-IMG_6681 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2018_07_22 EOS 5D - Lofoten-IMG_6684 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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  • pakarang
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    It will be a sad day when this veteran-ship sails her final voyage as a Hurtigrute - hopefully to her next, bright stage in life.

    I wonder what the plans for the ship is, after end of service in Norway. I hope and pray she won't disappear out of the country. Or can they sell it from Norway, when she is protected?

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  • pakarang
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    I guess Lofoten is bound to get more scratches when compared to her younger sisters... without thrusters in every end, she is bound to bump and slide along so many docks. Actually, it looks like there is a tire impression on the stern as well.

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  • nari
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    The old lady is showing scratches and some paint loss - not surprising. Still looks the best of them all.

  • ombugge
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    Lofoten in Aalesund northbound in good weather:


    Backing in the aft spring line on departure:


    Next port Molde:

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