Sunday, July 27, 2014

And then it was all over



The Tall Ships Races 2014 in Bergen is over. "Kruzenshtern" and all the others left amid thunder and rain - maybe as a payment for the 30+ C we have had.

PS I have some hundred other photos from this event that I have to go through. Maybe I will post one or two some day

Friday, July 25, 2014

Singing in the Shrouds


The crew had manned the rails for a bit of singing when "Statsraad Lehmkuhl" entered the harbour. She is the Norwegian Queen of the Seas.


Here she is full-size


 "Christian Radich" from Oslo is making ready for mooring.


Something small - something large. The passenger ferry "Beffen" has been crossing the harbour for a century.


Not all the ships were that tall...


Some didn't even have masts.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tall Ships Races 2014 - in Bergen


Bergen is one of the host cities for Tall Ships Races 2014. Our part of the arrangement is officially starting tomorrow, but this morning I spotted the Russian four masted bark "Kruzenshtern" coming in through a bit of lifting morning fog. It is the largest of the participating ships.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Evening Chat


Nothing like being neighbourly on a hot evening - from the village of Kalives, Crete.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Recharging


I'm just back from a trip to Kalives on the Greek island of Crete. Excellent place to stay if you prefer the sound of rolling waves to discos.