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    YES YOU HAVE PAUL!!!!!!! I'll harp on you as well--you're our ARTIST IN RESIDENCE!! ( well, one of them!!! Don't mean to leave you out Sterkoder or Captain!) and your eyesight is PRECIOUS!! Are you really telling me you can't find TWO hours to go see an optician?????? IN 20 YEARS????? TWO LOUSY HOURS???? Go make an appointment NOW!!!!!!

    (Jan-Olav doesn't call me "the mother of all mothers" for nuthin'...LOL)

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      Don't know about you all out there, but I find a lot of joy in the light we have in Kristiansund very early in the morning.
      Here are a few pictures from our harbour at around 7:00 AM this saturday morning.

      I'm sorry for being a bit out of focus here, but I was in a hurry to go to work.
      Here's the brand new "Viking Lady"


      "Acergy Petrel" still moored at Devoldholmen


      "4 Winds" as you might remember from further up in the thread here


      "Arnøytrans" in her upright position again


      "Ocean King"


      Storkaia packed with offshore vessels

      All pictures: ©S. Ludvigsen
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        Originally posted by ehp View Post
        Whale meat? Where? I'm always open to a new culinary experience!! Would I look for it when I'm in Longyearbyen?
        I must have missed this one.

        You can probably find Whale Meat on the menu in some restaurants in Norway, like in Aalesund (unless Greenpeace has managed to scare them into removing "Hvalbiff" from the menu)
        Better still would be in Lofoten, where most of the Whalers are now home ported.

        If you are visiting Tromsoe you should try Seal Flippers. (Used to be on the menu at some restaurants there back in the 1980's anyhow) But you may also be able to find those on the menu in Longyearbyen.

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          Whale meat is the most tender meet you could ever eat.
          It's most common to eat it as a regular steak, and other than that, I can stongly recommend whale meat on the grill.
          You slice it up in 5 to 8 mm thick pieces and grill'em for just a couple of minutes on each side.
          Eat it with salad, potatosalad and enjoy the hole thing together with a good red wine.

          You know what..?
          In an hours time, I and my family will drive to Bud south-west of Kristiansund, go into "Slipen" restaurant and have ourselves a good meal of whale
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            Well, we drove to Bud only to find out that "Slipen" Restaurant was closed...
            We went back to Kristiansund via Atlantic Road and the ferry between Averøy and the city, so anyway..., we had a nice drive

            Back in Kristiansund we had our dinner, and my desert was to take pictures of the rig "Stena Don" at dock 8, Vestbase


            The bridge and helideck "control tower"


            Lifeboats and MOB-boat
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              The 195 meters long cargo vessel ARMIA LUDOWA on her way to Sunndal, passing my home 45 minutes ago.

              ©S. Ludvigsen
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                Oh...., I wish I could impress by knowing my history as I uploaded my first post about the "Arnøytrans" from 1926 further up here.
                But nevertheless, let me tell you a very interesting story about this boat, learned today:

                The boat was built by Aker in Oslo back in 1926 and when the WW 2 broke out in Norway 9th April 1940, she was named "Pol III".
                The captain on board that sad day was Leif-Welding Olsen and him, his crew and this very vessel was the group that alarmed the norwegian armed forces and above all Oscarsborg that a huge group of enemy vessels was underway lead by "Blücher".
                "Pol III" was fired upon and captain Olsen was sadly killed in the attack.
                Leif-Wedding Olsen was the very first norwegian to fall for german bullets in WW 2.

                This is a kind of history busy citizens of Kristiansund are just rushing by without lifting an eyebrow...

                Today there are only the hull left from those days, but luckily, I saw the shape and the rivets, so I understood she must have had some history..., but could never imagine she was involved in that kind of action.
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  Ronja Skye

                  passing Tobermory Bay this afternoon, taken from Calmac ferry


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                    Wonderful collection of photos from today, asimut (and on Richard With's thread too).
                    So much to see in Tromso compared with Leith last Thursday when the Scottish Branch of CV met to chat over a coffee (and some very large slices of sponge cake!).
                    It was a windy day and remarkably choppy even within the enclosed Western Harbour where I photographed AS Scotia. I'll be back in Leith tomorrow to see Fram.

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                      Nothing much happening in Kristiansund this afternoon. Here's an image of the live fish carrier "Hedda" loaded to capasity entering our harbour to dock at Storkaia.
                      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                        Originally posted by Asimut
                        Some ships at Tromsø harbour today and some passing by.
                        "Svartfoss" out from Tromsø and heading for Murmansk (Russia)

                        What is up with Svartfoss: she looks unusually heavy forward and almost like a bent banana?
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                          Can't remember who, but I'm sure some member here wrote something about that a while back.
                          The forward trim of "Svartfoss" (and all the Eimships vessels for that matter) is quite normal.
                          As I recall, and correct me if I'm wrong, this is how they like to sail the ships and it is the best trim for the design....

                          But does it look normal...? NO WAY!!!!
                          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                            Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                            Scottish Branch of CV met to chat over a coffee (and some very large slices of sponge cake!).
                            only one slice each though !

                            Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                            where I photographed AS Scotia.
                            AS Scotia was also on Fram's webcam this morning as she waiting in the locks at Leith. I see she's docked at the side so you'll get some good photos from Ocean Terminal today but I can't see you getting any pix with Britannia?
                            Last edited by Gaelsail; May 13th, 2009, 10:14.

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                              "Chemstar Eagle" came in late yesterday evening. Here she's seen docked at Kristiansund Fiskeriterminal (Fishery terminal).


                              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                                Originally posted by Gaelsail View Post
                                ...I see she's docked at the side so you'll get some good photos from Ocean Terminal today but I can't see you getting any pix with Britannia?
                                Oh yes I did!!! Just posted them on Fram's thread

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