it’s a Captains Life - One heart, two countries


Welcome to Captains bLOG.


This is my Captains bLOG, my humble and honest bLOG about things that I personally find either entertaining, interesting or worth sharing with my readers. I’m not yet sure if this can be called a bLOG, or if I should call it a TOL-page (thinking out loud).


As you may already have understood from many other pages here on CaptainsVoyage, by profession, I’m a captain with a lot of free time, sadly not enough money. My interests are as varied as the number of fingers on both your hands, but the passion especially revolves around gadgets and technology of every kind, photography, history, design and architecture, the entire aviation industry, passenger- and cruise ships, all sorts of luxury-travel and accommodations, travel accessories, public relations, personal development and studies, and (South East Asian) languages. All those interests, and perhaps a few more, are wrapped up in a heart that truly belongs to two different countries: Norway and Thailand. A natural part of this bLOG will therefore be about my travels and experiences in those two countries. Occasionally, the blog may also include updates on my life past and present, events, thoughts and other (photographic) moments and memories. 


Other pages of interest that may be of interest to you, and that I try to actively use is my vimeo video account and my youtube-presence. I also invite you all to follow both my Instagram accounts, which can be found at spiritoftrondheim and captainsvoyage 


You might not agree to my opinions, and that’s not supposed to be the idea either - the world is a great place with as many opinions as there are people. My experiences and values may sometimes differ from those that you have, but I’m sure we’ll get along just fine. As long as you respect my opinions, I will also respect your opinions. 


In the end, I would also like to express my most heartfelt THANK YOU very much for commenting, sharing and reading my bLOG. Even though I love writing and sharing things that I find entertaining or interesting, without your interest, there would be no reason for me to spend time creating this blog. 



Captains bLOG entries:


I have moved my bLOGs! 


In order for me to make it so much easier updating both my personal Captains bLOG and my Captains travel bLOG, I have made the logical …

Throwback Thursday - week 39/2018


After so many weeks of traveling, working, and being away from my home-computer, I’m finally able to update you all with another …

Throwback Thursday - week 35/2018


I really can't believe it, but it’s Thursday, and before nobody complains that I have forgotten my throwback again, here is my pick …

Throwback Thursday - week 34/2018


This was way harder than I intially thought it would be, even more so when nobody reminds me which day of the week it is. LOL. Anyhow, …

Palaeng Asian Street Food Café


Way back in the early days of this last spring, quite random and unserious talks about opening a Thai take-away in Trondheim, Norway, …

A big review hit


I thought it was a little bit funny, but I just recieved a notification from Google that one of my reviews had recieved a whopping …

In search of genuine Moroccan lanterns


One thing I have been wanting to hang on my balcony for so many years, are a couple of colourful Moroccan lanterns such as some …

My THIRD surprise 


This may not be a big “surprise” per say, like my surprising command on the world’s oldest - and only - sail-steamship in thew world, …

Double throwback Thursday


Last Thursday, having just opened my very first cafe and restaurant, there was no time whatsoever left to make my throwback Thursday …

The electric future of Munken and Lagatun


It’s really hard to get my head around the fact that it’s nearly 8 years have passed since I flew down to Poland to pick up the …

Roald Amundsen building progress


Back in March I took some images of the building progress of Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten’s new explorer ship under construction …

Back from the world’s only sail-steamship Hansteen


Late Sunday evening, on August 5th 2018, I safely brought the world’s ONLY sail-steamship SDS “Hansteen” back to Brattøra in Trondheim, …

The second big story


As I promised you at the end of previous bLOG entry, there was another big story to be announced. For those of you that are connected …

The big story - one of them! 


I have a pretty big story to share with all of you tonight. Well, it’s a big deal for me. After a week of preparations and inspections, …

Throwback Thursday - week 31/2018


It’s Thursday, and what a day it has been! But before I create another about just that, it’s time to look back in time and see if …

Throwback Thursday - week 30/2018


YAY! It’s Thursday and we are quickly heading towards the end of July, in fact, this is the last Thursday this July. Even though …

Serenissima back home again


On July 20th 2018, the beautiful veteran-vessel Serenissima (former Harald Jarl), came back to her birthplace, Trondheim, Norway. …

Throwback Thursday - week 29/2018


Today, on this Thursday in July, I will take you back to a time of my life which I still to this day, regard as perhaps the most …

When MSC Meraviglia came to town


At the start of last month, the absolutely massive MSC Meraviglia came to Trondheim for the second time in her life. Last time she …

1 year + 2 days ago


Exactly one year and two days ago, on July 15th 2017 my trusted Toyota Hilux was on it's very last trip under my ownership. Within …

WV Transporter dreams


I would really like to share this below images which was featured in a Thai newspaper recently. This is the WV Transporter of my …

Throwback Thursday - week 28/2018, but on a MONDAY!


I really have to bow my head in admiration to all those individuals that have extremely successful blogs, vlogs and what not. To …

Norway is becoming overgrown


At the peak of this years tourist-season, it is so sad to see that our best viewpoints are overgrown with trees and other vegetation. …

That time of the year


Dear fellow users of CaptainsVoyage Forum, 


Despite forums now being like a dinosaur out of it’s time, and while everything mostly …

Queen Elizabeth on CaptainsVoyage


Queen Elizabeth is on CaptainsVoyage: before you jump to your guns, I mean the SHIP, not the actual Queen! She came to Trondheim …

HAL Koningsdam at Trondheim


Today, the fairly large cruise ship Koningsdam of Holland America Line came to Trondheim for a rather short visit. Shortly before …

Throwback Thursday - week 27/2018


Sitting right besides me at my desk, is a big box with old, printed photographs that have not yet been scanned or in any other way …

Some of my own thoughts and "I agree"


Being very passionate about the city I call my current home city, I also have views and opinions on how we best can develop Trondheim …

Throwback Thursday - week 26/2018


Again, it’s a Thursday on my calendar, and I suspect it’s a Thrusday at your end too. We all know what Thrusday means: it’s throwback …

Throwback Thursday - week 25/2018


It’s Thursday again, ladies and gentlemen. Time flies when you have fun (read “busy”). A hectic week to look back at, a wonderful …

Throwback Thursday - week 24/2018 - on a FRIDAY!


I realise I haven’t taken any of you with me back in time for the past three weeks. Thankfully, nobody seems to have noticed the …

Pictures waiting


It’s been a busy autumn, winter AND spring-time, but finally, it’s summer (to a certain degree). I have spent some time during late …

My account on vimeo.com


Some weeks back, my paid annual subscription to Vimeo PRO was up for renewal. I had not used vimeo for quite some time and I therefore …

Throwback Thursday - week 21/2018


You all thought I had forgotten about the day today. Don’t worry, it’s throwback Thursday time again! And this time, I take you …

Boeing 747-400 at TRD


In a free moment during an otherwise busy day, I checked the local paper for the latest news. One article caught my attention: a …

Triple throwback Thursday - week 20/2018


Because tomorrow is Norwegian Constitution Day here in Norway, as well as a busy day at work, this week’s throwback Thursday comes …

Throwback Thursday - week 19/2018


Due to unexpected additional work, this week’s throwback is with apology brought to you a day late. This week, I will take you back …

Current location of the DOULOS


If you go searching AIS-ship tracking-sites such as MarineTraffic, you will see that the veteran ship Doulos’ last voyage was from …

Throwback Thursday - week 18/2018


As I will be leaving for a Scandinavian capital city within a few hours, this week’s Throwback Thursday is posted as early as technically …

A week in review


Ladies & Gentlemen, it’s Sunday again, and that means it’s time to review my week. Here is my iPHONE download as of Sunday night. …

Throwback Thursday - week 17/2018


Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s Throwback Thursday again! Today for my throwback, I have selected a very special image taken more than …

Triple-A battery explodes


Last week, something that could potentially have been a much worse incident happened. I was sitting watching TV and drinking coffee …

A month in review


I truly can’t believe it: here I am, thinking I did a “weekly review” last time about two weeks ago, but then I discover, I haven’t

Future of air travel


With all advances in technology and choice of materials, I believe we are now at the treshold of entering an exciting future. This …

Mahalay Woa Chon - Cowboy University


I’m so happy to say that I have a very loving and wonderful family in southern Thailand, in Phattalung to be exact. On April 8th, …

Throwback Thursday - week 16


Thursday is here again, and this time I’m ready to step back in time before Thursday becomes Friday. For me, it’s been a busy week …

Throw back Thursday - week 15


This time, on my third throwback Thursday, I have dug out this old photo from Royal Viking Sun. This image is possibly from the …

Bidding on e-bay


I have a distinct feeling that I may be talking to myself but I would still like to ask a question to you readers: does anyone have …

Throw back Thursday - week 14


I’m not doing well. Not well at all. This week, I’m already a day late for my weekly throwback Thursday, by no others fault than …

A wonderful week - and DORA


Time flies like it’s racing towards something - I really can’t believe the speed at which each day flies by. I have had a really …


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