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  • PoloUK
    started a topic This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

    This is Honningsvåg / Nordkapp

    Well, I can find lots of other villages and towns, but I haven't found a thread dedicated to Honningsvåg and the other Magerøya villages. There must be an awful lot of really good photography of this stunning area in other threads, what about trying to bring some of them together?

  • Clipper
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    "Coastguard Clipper" - dang, I missed my vocation!

  • Tommi
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    Cool that someones having some winter.
    Here snow has not been much apparant lately.

  • yvneac
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    The kind of weather you prefer to stay at Honni café with a hot chocolate and a home made cake!

  • PoloUK
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    Bit snowy on the island this week - many houses (including our family) have been evacuated due to a series of avalanches following 70cm of snow on Sunday night. The other villages on Magerøya are cut off, so there is a Coastguard Clipper and one of the lifeboats providing support.

    The video is quite fun here: http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter/...i-honningsvag/

    Here's NRK's view of the same thing:
    https://www.nrk.no/finnmark/flere-ny...det-1.14859140

    (The orange lights you can see in the top photo belong to the snowplough that was buried by an avalanche whilst bumbling along at full speed! Løvland, the company that featured on the docusoap about the snow clearance peeps a couple of years ago, Brøyte i Vei.)

    Hurtigruten is on time though!

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  • pakarang
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    I think I may have a photo of him too, from my last visit to North Cape a summer many years ago.

    I think the last North Cape visit was back in 2004 or something like that.

    May he rest in peace, herding reindeers beyond the heavenly gates.

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  • Ralf__
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    You have my sympathy. It will be very unusual for many, when he is not standing there anymore.

  • PoloUK
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    Very sorry to hear that Nils Somby has died, article in Radio Nordkapp here: http://www.radionordkapp.no/nyheter/...graferte-mann/

    Nils was one of the major reindeer herders on Magerøya, but also a very shrewd businessman, running a very successful business on the road between Skarsvåg and the plateau. As the article says, he appears in thousands of photographs in many places - even searching Shutterstock for 'North Cape' comes up with loads of photos of him and his reindeer. We certainly enjoyed all of our visits to see Nils, Anna and whichever of the family were running the shop when we were there, and I know that my brother in law will miss his friend.

    Here's another article from 2010 on the same subject: https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/e...ograferte-same

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  • pakarang
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    LNG is a great source for propulsion, but, from my time on Korsfjord, it's extremely time consuming to bunker. We bunkered 50-100 tons of LNG within 2-4 hours.

    But these days, LNG is an outdated source of power for ferries already. World moves fast.

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  • ombugge
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    Maybe there are some misconceptions behind your household fears??
    LNG has been produced, transported by sea and regasified for use by consumers for many decades now. Admittedly ship-to-ship transshipment is a bit newer, but no major accidents have occurred so far. In fact, in a well planned, well executed STS operation the possibility of any mishap is no larger than in any other maritime operation. Natural gas is highly flammable in gaseous form, but LNG is not more so than any other liquid petroleum product. It also evaporate quickly and is not a pollution threat on water.

  • PoloUK
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    Sarnesfjord 27th June, ties up with the two posts above about LNG tankers. Suggestion in our household was that if anything had gone wrong Store Altsula (the big island in the sound, 'stor' means big/great) could have become 'medium-sized Altsula'.

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  • PoloUK
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    Interesting Ombugge, thanks. The bit about the tugs becoming part of the town is certainly true, and of course it was convenient to have them there when Finnmarken had her little hiccup the other week.

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  • ombugge
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    It is all over for the ship-to-ship activity in Sarnesfjorden: https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/in...-lng-comes-end

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  • pakarang
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    That sounds like a busy week for Honningsvåg - pity all the visitors can't buy any cheap souvenirs from China, imitating Norwegian trolls and such.

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  • Seagull
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    Goodness me ...this is like a newsworthiness contest between you for Honningsvåg and Tommi for Strängnäs!
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