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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    so it'll save me having to get her a present.
    Kerry deliver 24/7. I suspect your daughter will expect you to do the honourable thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I've worked on and off in Norway for 30 years, including many winters, but have never seen the Northern Lights... in fact I'm not sure they actually exist.
    They are ..amazing and beautiful. Best seen outside and not through a glass of cider
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    the northern tip of Norway
    Nordkapp (or maybe Magerøya) the northern 'tip' of Europe. Many scandis has that as a destination. " Been there".
    Boring
    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    On the plus side September 9th is also the missus' birthday... so it'll save me having to get her a present.
    Give her a dog. You know you want to


    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    all of the food is very good on this boat
    Ask for 'Rømmegrøt'. Delicious porridge

    "Har du Rømmegrøt?"

    Will earn you respect from the Mountain Monkeys



    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    summer huttes
    In Norway they haven't got a word for 'skyscraber'

    They say 'hytte på hytte på hytte på hytte på.....



    They are our most loved brothers and sisters btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    They say 'hytte på hytte på hytte på hytte på
    Is that a song.

    Only been in Norway a few days,I must say its a lovely peaceful place where I'm staying, bit like country life in the UK going back 30 years ago,hmm i could stay here,though not sure about the winter, saying that maybe here till November. Yikes

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    Rent a dingy

    Row to the middle of the Fjord and let the melancholic songs, from when your mother was young, roll up the steep mountain sides.





    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    here till November.

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    was Vera Norwegian

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    To the good Lord, we all are, Chico

    Even you


    Have you been to Låtefossen yet ?

    Nice place for an Icecream

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post

    Ask for 'Rømmegrøt'. Delicious porridge

    "Har du Rømmegrøt?"

    Will earn you respect from the Mountain Monkeys
    Today is Thursday so we had kumla for dinner (5:30pm... so my breakfast).

    The kumla meal is a west coast Norway delicacy comprising doughballs with a piece of bacon fat in the middle (the kumla), boiled potatoes, thick pork sausages, salted mutton and mashed swede (no... not you Helge). Bacon fat is then liberally poured over this... although thankfully that's not compulsory.

    The Dumpling Project: Kumla - The Norwegian American

    Isaan food doesn't feel so bad after all!



    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post

    ... saying that maybe here till November. Yikes
    Good... then you can look out for these Northern Lights and stick a pic on this thread for me!

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    Hmm not sure about that brother, My negroid ancestry is African, did you chaps get that far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Good... then you can look out for these Northern Lights and stick a pic on this thread for me!
    I hope to see also,if have the chance, though here is one for now.

    Mendip, that food you described sounded very British, perhaps they got that from us,whilst on their rape and pillaging raids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Mendip, that food you described sounded very British, perhaps that got that from us,whilst on there rape and pillaging raids
    Never heard of said delicatesse.

    I do however know that the place in Sweden, where they put their hardest criminals is called 'Kumla'.

    Is this slang for 'prison food' ?

    I'll ask Mendip

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    Helge, are you sure your Norwegian even I've heard of Kumla.

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    I'm not Norwegian


    Are you picking a fight here, eh Paulie ?




    Last edited by helge; 31-07-2020 at 02:36 AM. Reason: Because I am certainly not Norwegian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    even I've heard of Kumla.
    So I had to google it

    It is Norwegian-American ....food

    The worst of two worlds

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Have you been to Låtefossen yet ?
    Not been anywhere yet only working.

    Seems my northern Lights photo has disappeared, did someone switch off the lights

    jeez can't post photos now. yikes

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    Calling a Dane Norwegian is akin to calling a Scotsman English

    Wheres the Northern lights pic?
    It's on my bucket list! Might have to venture to bony Scotland at the right time of year to view it.
    Back on topic..

    Good on you Mendip!
    A couple of extra weeks = a few extra shed kilos and money in the bank.

    I reckon your goal should be 100 kilos or less!

    Jeez, I've lost 8kg since lockdown. Turning into a right skinny fucker since the gym shut. Not complaining, leaner is better as you pass the five zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    It is Norwegian-American ....food

    The worst of two worlds

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    It's been a slow night tonight... we're working close to the coast, not far from the Melkøya gas terminal close to Hammerfest.

    Coco marks the vessel position... Where's Coco? Very close to the northern tip of mainland Europe.



    I took a few pics bang on midnight... just because I could. The sun dipped down to the horizon and then started rising again without quite disappearing. That will change in the next couple of weeks.



    It's too bleak for me... I much prefer looking at the lush jungles of the tropics.









    Peaceful though... sure beats commuting through rush hour traffic. My daily commute now is down three decks from my cabin.

    Last edited by Mendip; 31-07-2020 at 09:34 AM.

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    Great pics Mendip, 6 weeks of that and you'll be a healthier and richer man.

    I wouldn't mind 6 weeks of that myself.

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    I presume the captain has a decent set of binoculars on the bridge, are you allowed to borrow them to have a bit of a gander at what's around while relaxing?

    The night sky must be amazing for stargazing during the winter months, I wanna get my telescope on the center of that helipad when it does get pitch black and you've got the Galilean Moons and rings of Saturn above you.

    Quick question, during winter when it is dark, are the decks, helipad etc of the ship kept dark, or are they all lit up with lights due to safety rules etc?

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    Normally the lights are kept to a minimum or else it would destroy the bridge deck's night vision. There are strict maritime rules about which lights can be displayed when underway, etc. Maybe just navigation lights and side lights.

    If working, there are lights (flag signals in the day time) that indicate a vehicle or diver in the water, thereby indicating limited manoeuvrability. If there's work going on on the back deck, or construction work in conjunction with other vessels then everywhere is lit up like a Christmas tree. In that case there will be safety boats to chase off fishing vessels... or probably migrant vessels these days.

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    Makes sense. Cheers.

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    Great thread and pics as always mate, I can't believe you were surprised when your Poster Of The Year trophy arrived in the mail

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    Yeah, he's annoyingly decent, isn't he.


    Surely there's something we can use to attack him.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I don't much like the word 'flab'

    Great thread Flabby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Great thread and pics as always mate, I can't believe you were surprised when your Poster Of The Year trophy arrived in the mail
    I'm still waiting for my TeakDoor expenses though... these threads ain't cheap to put together.


    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post

    Surely there's something we can use to attack him.

    Great thread Flabby.
    Ouch... that hurts!

    Get in yer insults while you can... another 4 miles today.

    That 'flab' will be dropping off...


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