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    ::: Vesterålen :::

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

    http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=964
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    #2
    Vesteraalen in Rorvik on December 31st 2008:







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      #3
      Two more images of Vesteraalen on the last day of 2008:



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        #4
        Maybe one of the world's very first images of Vesteraalen in Naeroeysundet in 2009:

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          #5
          Here are some photos of Vesterålen, arriving Bergen







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            #6
            - a warm welcome to our new forum, Meteor! Amazing to see such great pictures from Bergen! Keep on posting!
            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              #7
              Some heavy seas for Vesteraalen in this clip at youtube:

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                #8
                One of my really old pen-drawings dated from as far back as 1989 showing the Lofoten and Vesterålen side by side: Lofoten with blue hull, which she sported one full year back in the 80's:

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                  #9
                  Good old Vesteraalen in the best colors she ever carried:



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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Asimut
                    Is it only me,but I wonder why they have the gangway open under sailing.
                    I noticed that as well... I thought that since it was one of the first postcards to ever come out of this ship, it could possibly have been taken at a sea trial maybe... certainly, it wouldn't be good in normal run.

                    Naturally, it could also be due to maintenance of hydraulics or simply painting of some hard to reach areas....
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      #11
                      Vesterålen in fog @ Trondheim



                      Tåke på fjorden by oddrunewold, on Flickr

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                        #12
                        Brrr..... that last image looks really cold!!!
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          #13
                          Makes me think of the ship in any of the "King Kong" movies as they get closer and closer to "the island"----

                          Fog has always fascinated me...I love it (although I know you sailors must hate the stuff...)

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                            #14
                            As some of you will have seen in Midnatsol’s thread, talfh has given me information I was seeking about the route ships take when leaving Bodø northbound and explained that they must go around the island Hjertøya when the wind is strong (as was the case on my voyage on Finnmarken last September).
                            Here is a sequence of Vesterålen’s departure in good weather on April 2006, when she took the route through the channel Nyholmsundet .


                            Here she is shortly after leaving the Hurtigruten quay.


                            Now you can tell she is going to turn . . .


                            . . . and now, having turned completely, she is facing the opposite direction and entering the channel.





                            From where I was watching I could still see Vesterålen (or at least her superstructure!) at the other side of the long peninsula.
                            Later I found another great viewing point at the end of the mole, and will put some photos of that on a Norway – This is Bodø thread.

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                              #15
                              Beautiful images of VR there... still find it strange that she is the last out of those three left in service today.

                              I had never noticed before, or paid any attention to it maybe, but it does look like the ship is dragging around on an excessively large square box at the stern..... it's quite noticeable when she is pictures directly abeam and where her length is shown.
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