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    Don't miss seeing our Captain's wonderful video of the recent visit of the royal yacht Norge to Trondheim.

    https://vimeo.com/96000813

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    • Sterkoder
      Sterkoder commented
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      Great! That ship has very nice lines, captured perfectly in a well made video by our captain.
      Music and film matched well..., if I might say :-)
      And then they sailed on and RY NORGE passed in the fjord beneath my home sailing in and out of fjords in Nordmøre.
      The King and Queen visited Surnadal, Halsa and Tingvoll.

    • Sigve
      Sigve commented
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      Very good!

    NORGE was moored at Ouistreham during the DDay commemorations.














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      Perhaps the most beautiful ship sailing with Norwegian flag, now that the SS Norway has been chopped up:









      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        How many images can you see of this ship before you get bored?





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          Here are some more... scroll if you have seen enough, enjoy if you love it:







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            A final... and if you didn't get enough, you may want to see the video as well:

            https://vimeo.com/96000813

            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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              Imagine our Captain, with his golden stripes and decorations, on the bridge of this noble yacht!
              (If he wasn't King, he could have been the Captain...!)
              Regards; Sigve.
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              IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                On a ship the Captain IS the King!!! (Or at least used to be)

              • pakarang
                pakarang commented
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                hahahahahaha.... that is the absolutely BEST comment during this entire week!

                PS: I agree with ombugge... Captain is king.

                Almost similarly to the fact that the Captain is always correct, even when he is not.



              That's hilarious, Sigve... but no, I wouldn't be on the bridge, I would be dancing the afternoon away with HM Queen Sonja.

              Now, that would be a dream come true, to get the chance of escorting the Queen onto the dancefloor for a ballroom dance, or even a Waltz or Tango... I do them all!
              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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                Nice pictures of NORGE, 'yvneac' and 'pakarang' :-)
                Now, new year, new sailings (or what the Norwegian word 'tokt' is in English).
                Here are a few pictures from a visit in Kristiansund yesterday, a very rainy Saturday in our city.

                After an overnight stop near Langøy in Averøy, NORGE came slowly towards Kristiansund, just passing Stavnes lighthouse here


                Then, after a long wait, she came through the Sørsundet inlet


                Details from the bridge structure


                She blend in perfectly


                Seen from Innlandet, Kirkelandet to the left, Gomalandet behind and Nordlandet to the right


                NORGE first moored at Vågekaia, and attracted quite some traffic
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                • Sigve
                  Sigve commented
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                  The English word for tokt is cruise or voyage (ferd til sjøs). If you speak of a raid, this means "krigsferd til sjøs"

                One of the first thing they did was to put a MOB-boat on water. The guy at the controls operated around NORGE, back and forth all the time. I belive it might be some kind of ISPS-thing, but don't know


                A rainy day in Kristiansund. Glad I have a weatherproof Pentax :-)


                But it was a perfect day to take pictures. I like this light more that pin sharp sunshine


                Exciting for a little guy all this :-)


                Then, they discovered they had moored at the wrong location. It was time to cast loose and move to Storkaia ISPS-area


                Oh yes, he had me in his sight..., all the time (what could he do, having a grown guy running all around with a camera?)


                And when ones arms are too short, it's great to have good friends helping out :-)
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  Some great sized fenders hanging there. Wonder where they are stored when not in use?


                  Full control on the bridge there...


                  So nice to stand there and watch how they do things the good old way. Backing out from the quay useing port bow spring rope, port rudder and forward thrust on the one and only propeller :-)


                  The guard, or what his role was, could relax for a minute


                  The visit was a familiarization tour, made each year to ensure the new crew (of enlisted) get to know the ship and routines before His Majesty start the season later


                  Backing right in front of the pontoon I used near the Pier


                  She's a beauty, hopefully we'll see her for many years to come

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

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                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    Looks like the open fly bridge is the preferred position from which to maneuver the Norge, although she has an enclosed wheelhouse and bridge wings.
                    She was in Aalesund a few days ago: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article10862042.ece

                  • Sterkoder
                    Sterkoder commented
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                    The ship commander was once asked about that, and he said they use that open bridge 99% of the time. It's a much more preferred position to get the feel of navigation, as he put it.

                  Thanks Sigve!😃 Talked to the Port Authorities today and the reason for the change of mooring place was that they could not use their gangway as they would like to. To narrow before the road.
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    She's so beautiful!

                    I was thinking that as it was a "familiarisation tour" maybe they'd initially moored at the "wrong" i.e. non-ISPS location as a training in case they ever had to moor in such a place when the royal family were aboard - check out the procedures with the mob boat, security and suchlike.

                    There was a large fender like these ones kept just outside my cabin on Serenissima. but I never wondered until now how many more they had and where they were!

                    Love the look on the little boy’s face in #130/4, and the “friends” image #130/7 is simply wonderful.

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                    • Sterkoder
                      Sterkoder commented
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                      Thanks Cecilia :-)
                      As to the friends help in #130/7, I was too late to shoot when they were only two. Then the poor guy was hanging by the grab of his belt... (haha)

                      And the maneouvre in #131/3, doesn't it remind me of a "Stamsund turn" ? Anyone :-)

                    Absolutely wonderful image-collection again!

                    The variety and the "working feel" is just wonderful... not only a display of the ship itself, but the work handling her. Well done, once again, Sterkoder!
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Great report, fantastic ship! Thank you, Sterkoder!
                      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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