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Old 15 June 2010, 15:51   #21
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A fantastic looking rib, stunning pics, what can I say, you've got it all mate.

Many thanks for sharing,

Steve.
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Old 15 June 2010, 16:00   #22
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beautiful boat !!!!!
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Old 16 June 2010, 06:23   #23
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Thanks for all the nice comments!

Created a short video clip from the trip.


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Old 16 June 2010, 15:15   #24
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It's just the same 'round Yarmouth way.

I wish!
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Old 16 June 2010, 19:25   #25
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Ah, Norway...

Lovely pics, extremely envious of your location!

We went to Norway for my 40th and took the Hurtigruten from Bergen to Tromso - absolutely the best experience of our lives, ever! Norway rocks!

Got a couple of vids on youtube for anyone interested....





As usual, Mrs MikeP makes an appearance here and there....

To digress slightly, in the second vid, there's a bit about 3 and a half minutes in where we are stood at the front of the ship in a slightly rolling sea and the prow goes diving down into a wave. You can hear a big CLUNK noise (no idea what that was, maybe the captain dropped his tea mug...)

Anyway, that was our first day onboard the Hurtigruten, and I strongly suspect that the bridge crew, upon seeing a bunch of tourists crowding around the prow area oohing and ahhing at the scenery, decided that a little impromptu splash might be a bit of fun. Well, it was - I went down like a sack of spuds as the ship hit the bottom of the wave.... unfortunately using my ass to destroy the 18-55mm lens on the SLR which was slung over my shoulder at the time.

Now you can't visit Norway without a wide angle lens on your camera, so when we got to Alesund, I managed to find a camera shop that was able to sell me the most expensive lens I have ever bought in my life. Lovely people, very helpful.

Got some fantastic shots with it, though, so take this not as a complaint, but more as a warning if you should find yourself at the prow of the Hurtigruten on the first day of a trip north in a rolling sea with an SLR slung over your shoulder.

Well, you never know ..... :-)

PS, whilst I'm fully taking a trip down off-topic alley, we had a tour of the Hurtigruten bridge. Now, I don't know what I was expecting really - a white-whiskered, salty old sea dog grappling the wheel with a big brass compass and an almanac, perhaps ? Or a smartly turned out captain issuing clipped commands to a crack crew with one of those throttle things that goes 'ding ding' every time you move it to a new setting....

But no. A bored looking bloke sat in a big comfy recliner on a swivel, coffee cup in one hand, magazine in the other, with a massive flat panel in front of him showing the current position via GPS and our course as a yellow dotted line. It's all autopilot, of course!

I felt vaguely let down. There wasn't even a parrot.
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Old 16 June 2010, 19:36   #26
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Have you been to Shetland before? (it's a bit, well, underwhelming )
I have to agree. We have made at least two trips to Orkney each year for many years and would love to live there but one trip some years ago to Shetland was enough. Never been back...........
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Old 17 June 2010, 06:15   #27
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Hi you must be very pleased with your rib it looks absolutely stunning. The video was first class and brought back fond memories of my visit to Bergen many years ago beautiful country. You make me very jealous as your cruise looked to have everything. many happy years with your 'baby'

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Old 08 July 2010, 07:54   #28
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Had to post this. I just love the sound of this engine. (turn up the volume)
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When I win the lottery this weekend im going to order one of those Goldfish but I want twin pipes coming out of the back ! Must sound terrific at full howl. Very Jealous ...
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Old 08 July 2010, 19:47   #30
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Dunno about that. Norway looks a bit light on bikini clad lovelies when compared with the above.
Just pop in to Amsterdam on the way home. All about balance.
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