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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

  • 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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  • Azimut
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    "Lofoten" south Tromsø strait a few minutes after midnight.

    Last edited by Azimut; June 3rd, 2018, 16:01.

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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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  • pakarang
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    That is a well executed image! It's really hard to believe that LOFOTEN would become the last old-generation ship to survive all fleet-modernisations up to now.

    One thing that strikes me as I drown myself into the beauty of the ship, and image, is that this would be an awesome image to see printed on a large format and hung up in a museum, city hall or any other large building.

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  • Seagull
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    That is mind-blowingly brilliant Bengt.

  • Azimut
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    "Lofoten" south Tromsø strait on thursday evening.

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  • pakarang
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    Absolutely wonderful image - so classy and timeless. Absolutely perfectly captured and processed.

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  • yvneac
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    Well, it seems that each country has its own way to discuss....In France we go on strike!!!!!

  • Ralf__
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    Please allow me here to state my impression of Norwegian mentality (maybe i am totally wrong):
    I noticed that it is common to draw very soon a worst case scenario in a discussion, so that the others are shocked in a way of "no, we wont let it to come that far" to find then a compromise. In Germany we are more polite and anticipate possible compromises in the beginning of a discussion in order to not offend the other party.
    So my expectation is that there will be a reasonable solution soon. We say: nothing is eaten as hot as it is cooked

  • PoloUK
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    Classic Azimut photography - brilliant.

    Re the earlier comments - and just in the interest of balance - yes, it will be terribly sad if the Gamle Dame has to retire, she's beautiful and very special - but my family, English and Norwegian sides, will both continue to hugely enjoy seeing, visiting, travelling on the Hurtigruter of all generations. We do each have our favourite ship for different reasons, but what's special for many of us is the Norwegian coast and the people in every port between Bergen and Kirkenes, not to mention the huge variety of people that travel on the ships. It would also be a shame to lose sight of the fact that for many of us the ships are a lifeline to the north, saving thousands of miles of road travel and keeping our families within reach.

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  • nari
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    I agree with the sentiments expressed above although for me her disappearance will mean no more coastal voyages (too many passengers) for me. If she is removed, maybe she could have another life somewhere but my concern is that she will lie in an Asian bay slowly rusting....but that may be too pessimistic. If she can go the way Harald Jarl did - good.

  • Azimut
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    Thank you for your comment,Tommi
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