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    Originally posted by yvneac View Post
    Sometimes, we don't know why, certain places give you this sort of poetic visions….
    That is so true, some times we just feel attracted to places we visit: beyond what would be normal. I have felt it many times as well, without having any prior connection to that place.

    Skjervøy is one of the places, I have also only visited by Hurtigruten.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      Don't know the name of this place (think it's the coast of Senja though) Between Finnsness and Tromso.

      image sharing









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        A few more from the same area.

        heberger photos

        partage photo gratuit

        images gratuites google

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          A place called Stor-Elvdal is in a serious "fight" about a moose (elg) with the equally obscure place in Canada named Moose Jaw:
          https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/20/w...gtype=Homepage
          May the best little hick town win.

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            Originally posted by yvneac View Post
            Don't know the name of this place (think it's the coast of Senja though) Between Finnsness and Tromso.

            .....
            I'm no expert in those waters, but isn't these images taken in RYUMSTRAUMEN south of Tromsø?

            The structure on top of the mountain in the first image would be a serious clue.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              It has already been approved a fee of NOK 100 for access to the roof terras at Fjellstua. Now a tourist tax has been proposed at Trollstigen:
              https://www.nrk.no/mr/snart-kan-du-m...gen-1.14451584
              It doesn't say anything about how this tax is going to be collected, or if locals will be exempt etc. (Watch this space)

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              • Ralf__
                Ralf__ commented
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                NOK 100 for the access! Why do Norwegians always take such huge amounts! Wouldn't it be better to take just 20? I won't pay the 100 and look for another viewpoint nearby (and there are some!!). Why not restrict the area for café vistors during the opening hours (and leave it open, if the café is closed)?
                My experience at Trollstigen is, that very much people make also a stop here, consuming somthing or buy souvenirs. Isn't that enough? And a more friendly way to get money?
                Why just hold out one's hand for nothing but allow him to be there? Very welcoming!

              • Sterkoder
                Sterkoder commented
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                You are not alone, Ralf. I will NEVER pay NOK 100,- to get access to the Fjellstua view point. Are they crazy???

              Romsdalshorn today, 2. March 2019. 1550 meters above sea level
              ​​​​​​IMGP1043 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

              The famous Trollveggen
              ​​​​​​IMGP1050 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                Impressive images of this world famous mountain peak with a sprinkle of snow.
                Oh man, trollveggen is steep.
                I do not quite understand that people will jump voluntarily out of the mountain top here, but of course that is a completely different matter.
                Best wishes from Bengt Domben

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                  Originally posted by yvneac View Post
                  Don't know the name of this place (think it's the coast of Senja though) Between Finnsness and Tromso.
                  Picture # 302 shows Kistefjell station is a combined transmitter that communicates both radio, TV, mobile signals and internet traffic and is located 1003 meters above sea level on the mainland not too far north from Finnsnes.

                  Image # 302/2 shows Leiknesodden where the ship, after passing the green light flash, takes a starboard turn to round the headland.

                  Picture # 302/5 shows the old quay at Gibostad on the island of Senja.

                  Picture # 303 shows Vardneset red flash just north of Gibostad

                  Picture # 303/3 shows Slettneset lighthouse which is located on the mainland, starboard side on the voyage to Tromsø.
                  Last edited by DS Lyngen; March 3rd, 2019, 00:05.
                  Best wishes from Bengt Domben

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                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    All from memory, or did you have to look it up in your old "Kursbok"??

                  • DS Lyngen
                    DS Lyngen commented
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                    Fortunately, memory is still intact
                    But I have my course books for sailing between Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen available if the memory does not work properly.

                  Awesome..... Trollveggen is just so very spectacular, especially as you have captured it with a little snow.

                  On behalf of yvenac, thank you for identifying those areas, DS Lyngen.
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    Utsire, an island so far out in the ocean that they should be able to buy duty free goods:
                    https://www.visitnorway.com/listings...r-energy/3706/

                    The only way to get there is by this ferry:
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S2gZeqjPr4
                    Last edited by ombugge; April 28th, 2019, 13:28.

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                      Chaos in Trollstigen today when a foreign semi-trailer tried to drive down with a far too long hanger:
                      https://www.vgtv.no/video/181967/kjo...aa-trollstigen
                      Maybe he was deceived by the friendly lady on his navigation app telling him this was the right way to go?

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                      • Ralf__
                        Ralf__ commented
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                        The chaos began not because of the lenght of the trailer, but because he lost all the wheels before he was entering the curve. You can see it in a close up. That explains also the big dust cloud in the very beginning of the clip. The real reason is old and bad equipment and ignoring at least one earlier defect. Without wheels the trailer was not able to keep the lane.

                        That these trucks are able to pass Trollstigen, can be seen here:
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vyexM6kudQ

                      • ombugge
                        ombugge commented
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                        The chaos was caused when the trailer eventually got stuck in one of the bends. Traffic built up in both direction until they managed to disconnect the the truck from the trailer and clear it from the bend. There is a sign that max. length allowed is 13.1 m. (not sure how long this one was)
                        From every report I have seen and read the trailer had side swept every bend, causing damages to both the trailer and the road on the way down. Eventually he was driving on the rims, but still going, until he could get no further.
                        Here is a report from NRK Local M&R: https://www.nrk.no/mr/trailersjafor-...gen-1.14644985

                      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                      Chaos in Trollstigen today when a foreign semi-trailer tried to drive down with a far too long hanger:
                      just anormal lenght,13.60mtr


                      [quote Ralf]
                      The chaos began not because of the lenght of the trailer, but because he lost all the wheels before he was entering the curve. You can see it in a close up. That explains also the big dust cloud in the very beginning of the clip.

                      his first axle, the tyre was still on the rim and full of air. a lot of dust came also from the trailer bumper

                      [quote ralf]
                      The real reason is old and bad equipment and ignoring at least one earlier defect.

                      i don't know if that was the reason, truck or trailer looks that old. man truck is a euro 6class ,not that old
                      but did you see how he takes the bend?
                      far away from the rightside of the road,in those corners you have to keep your front bumper almost scrathing the roadside wall

                      {quote ralf }
                      Without wheels the trailer was not able to keep the lane.

                      the trailer didn't have a steering axle,the trailer only follows here.
                      but tyres make also friction ,so here will wil come in faster and more wiht frictionless steel on tarmac

                      [qoute Ombugge]
                      There is a sign that max. length allowed is 13.1 m. (not sure how long this one was)

                      max lenght for such truck is in Europe is 16.50 meters

                      but what we seen here is very common of East european wannebee truckdrivers
                      even here in the Netherlands ,we are suprised every time when they take a small corner or when to dock the trailer







                      best regards Thijs

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                      • ombugge
                        ombugge commented
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                        The driver was Danish and his driving license was confiscated by the police for reckless driving. (Presumably for driving a too long vehicle on a road limited to 13.1 m. total length)
                        The back wheels of the trailer, (possibly the trailer frame as well), had been off the road in several bends as stones had been dislodged and pull onto the road.
                        Bits and pieces of the trailer was found on and along the road.

                      thats weird, the Danish drivers have skills for driving trucks,this is not where we do know them for.
                      best regards Thijs

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                        Venabygdsfjellet mountain and crossing from Folldal to Rennebu on road 27 Rondevegen (if anyone use Google Map or an old fashion atlas), does not have it's own thread, so here we go:

                        As some might know, following me on Facebook, my family and I rented a camper van for the last week of our vacation this year. We drove around with another couple in their camper van, and here are some pictures from when we parked at Venabygdsfjellet near lake Bølvatnet.

                        IMG_6068 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                        Wide open spaces
                        IMG_6073 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                        Evening in the mountains
                        IMGP3898 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                        View from the breakfast table the next morning
                        IMG_6079 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                        View south at Road 27 Rondevegen near Bølisætrin summer farm (still, if anyone Google)
                        IMGP3962 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                        This is mountain Søre Bølhøgda (Southern Bøl Hill) at 1.259 meters and Bølisætrin summer farm can be seen in red to the right. For you using Google or any map, the small lake is called Langrumpa (no translation)
                        IMGP3968 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

                        180 degree view (east to the left in the picture, via south and west to the right) from 1.259 meters on top of Søre Bølhøgda after a one hour walk from the van
                        IMG_6095 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr



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