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  • PoloUK
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    So the glorious summer weather continues!! The ships look fantastic.

  • ombugge
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    The big boys have arrived. Both Mir an Sydov are in Aalesund today: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11317267.ece

    Aalesund just now: http://kamera.smp.no/services/kamera...bmenu=1&type=1

    Brosundet: http://kamera.smp.no/services/kamera...bmenu=2&type=1
    Looks like they are having a skijump competition right now.
    Last edited by ombugge; July 15th, 2015, 13:02. Reason: Add text

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  • ombugge
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    Most of those in the race has now crossed the finish line at Svinoe Fyr, but they are not all in Aalesund.
    Most have gone into the fjords to await the official arrival day on Wednesday, 15. July: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11305709.ece

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  • ombugge
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    All you want to know about the Tall Ship Race visit to Aalesund: http://tallshipsalesund.no/en/

    The first boat has already reached Aalesund: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11301458.ece

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  • Sterkoder
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    Yes, I'm very happy.
    Printed out the mooring plan yesterday, where it was shocing to see five or six of the sailing vessels (CEDOV among them) marked yellow as ISPS-vessels.

    If the Tall Ships organisation would have to keep the ISPS fences and gates, it would have been a total catastrophy for the arrangement as such, and very negative.

    Now we will have four days to enjoy..., so expect pictures ;-)

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  • ombugge
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    Maybe this is something to introduce to Aalesund during the hot tropical summer season?? :
    http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/114654/r...og-nakenloep/2

  • ombugge
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    Sterkoder will be happy to read this article: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11261100.ece

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  • ombugge
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    Heia Aalesund, the warmest place in Norway yesterday: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11272232.ece

    Brusdalsvannet is the main water reservoir for Aalesund. I used to spend the summers in our summer house there when a kid. It was ALWAYS warm and sunny, at least as far as I can remember.

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  • ombugge
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    Not everybody has forgotten that St.Hans Eve is celebrated on 23rd June, not whichever happens to be the nearest Saturday: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11236841.ece

    Hope nobody mind me reminding them that winter is on the way in the northern hemisphere?

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  • wherrygirl
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    Idiots!

  • ombugge
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    Here is an amateur video from a different angle. (Like being there): http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11227799.ece#cxrecs_s
    They were lucky it was low water so it was possible to walk across without getting wet. One left it a little late and had to jump in the water.
    PS> The swimmers in the water near by as it collapses could qualify for the Darwin award.

  • wherrygirl
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    No clicking - I just sat patiently waiting for the Viking helmet to disappear and then we were off!
    Spectacular, wasn't it? But do they consider that it went OK, because previously it had said that it must burn from the top down, otherwise the omens were not good. It started from the top but then caught light very quickly from the bottom up. And there were no chunks falling off from the top down as in the previous video you linked to!
    When suddenly the whole column was alight there was such a scramble to get off the island, they seemed taken by surprise.
    A good show, anyway. And a metre higher than last year. Hurrah!

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  • ombugge
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    You may have to bear with clicking your way to it after the commercials.

  • ombugge
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    And here is a timelaps video of this years "Slinningsbaal": http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11225625.ece
    Looks windy and cloudy.

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  • wherrygirl
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    This should be good!

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