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:


Lofoten and Nordkapp


Today, a wet and windy day which more reminded me of autumn than the still missing summer, two coastal steamers came to Port of …

Size is not everything - Trollfjord and Vesterålen


At the same morning as when the cruise-ship “Arcadia" came to Trondheim (previous bLOG entry), there was also two coastal steamers …

Arcadia before the rain came


The weather forecast for the day was not of the best kind: widely scattered showers and gusting winds. I had therefore not been …

Norwegian Jade


My former employer and my former cruiseline sent one of their ships to Trondheim for the second time this season: on July 7th, the …

AIDAsol is back again


Turning out to be quite a frequent visitor to Port of Trondheim this year’s cruise-season, is the German AIDAsol. She has been coming …

the Bonus bLOG-entry


Everybody likes a bonus, even though many doesn’t like to admit it. Therefore, consider this as your bonus entry: Clarion Hotel …

Early Sunday morning at the city square


Really early this last Sunday morning, with nearly a deserted city square and in between rain showers, I finally got to do the shot …

Finnmarken, Midnatsol and Silver Cloud


Today, in rapidly chaning weather that does not remind me of summer at all: coastal-steamers Finnmarken (and Midnatsol) came to …

Sulafjord, Costa Pacifica and coastal steamers


In this Captain’s bLOG entry I will share a vairety of ship images from Port of Trondheim: the car ferry Sulafjord, an image of …

Serenissima back to her home town


At the end of last month, a ship that has a very special place in not only my heart, but a lot of other people in Trondheim - and …

Mein Schiff 4 and the Nautica


On a way too windy day at the end of June, (pardon my French), I realized that I had grown bigger ba!!s than ever before. With too …

Norwegian Jade and Mein Schiff 3


On June 25th, the weather was just the way I like it: warm enough for a bike ride, but not so hot that it becomes too hot. As two …

Solemsvåttan viewpoint


Well situated above Ranheim, there is a viewpoint called Solemsvåttan. There is a 20-30 minute steep hike to get there, but once …

Northbound coastal steamer Nordlys


About a week ago, Nordlys set sail from Trondheim as the northbound coastal steamer. As her departure-time was close, and since …

My Royal Viking Sun 


A few days ago, a very special cruise ship came to visit Trondheim: she is currently sailing as the Prinsendam of Holland America …

Crown Princess now docked port side alongside


Update: Classical error in posting while brain is not connected. I was THINKING port side alongside, and ended up stating the ship …

Training-ship Gann at Port of Trondheim


Last week, the former coastal steamer “Narvik" (ODS / OVDS / Hurtigruten) came to town as training-ship “Gann", and docked in the …

Trip to my summer paradise


Last week, I was fortunate to be able to go for a short roadtrip to my summer-paradise at Rørvik, Vikna. Sadly, these trips are …

Costa Pacifica


Yesterday was a realtively windy and wet day, and any hopes of getting some decent shots of the Costa Pacifica in Port of Trondheim …

Palfinger makes a world record


I guess some of you may already have read about the new, world record-breaking Palfinger lifeboat in maritime news, but if you haven’t, …

Goodbye to a giant


Some people may remember some of my images of a Kalitta Air Boeing 747 Cargo taken at Trondheim Airport Værnes back on August 14th …

My passion for flags and uniforms


Ever since I was a much younger boy (than right now), I have had a profound liking as well as tremendous respect towards flags and …

Bird-problems


Since the arrival of so-called “drone’s", I have completely fallen in love with the possibility to have a flying camera at my disposal. …

Modern day pirates


A few days ago, I saw a quite shocking documentary about the modern day pirates of Somalia and Nigeria. The documentary was shocking …

Songs in my heart


Depending your own interest in music, throughout life there will always be a number of songs that makes a special place in our hearts. …

Ship’s of May this year


It seems like I never got around to post some additional images from Port of Trondheim taken last month. Therefore, this bLOG entry …

There is an app for almost everything


With the Apple’s iPHONE just a little more than a decade old, it’s already hard to imagine a world without our smartphones, and …

Qatar Airways


With the diplomatic situation around Qatar these days, lounges and international flights are closed and halted. I would however …

From Rotterdam to the Rotterdam


Just back from an amazing three-nights trip to the Netherlands, where I spent the first night on board the former SS Rotterdam - …

Mein Schiff 6


Fresh from the beak of the bird, here are some photos of the German cruiseship in town today - the Mein Schiff 6. She arrived this …

Ferry maintenance day


Earlier this week, as the weather forecast was unusually nice, we (the Captain’s) made a quick plan to take our ship out of service …

Beluga XL


One of the aircrafts I would really like to see once in my life, but perhaps may never get to actually fly with, is the Beluga. …

Expedition - 10 days older


As the rain is pouring down today, I will share some images of a ship that should actually be as close to “my ship” as it possibly …

Yes, I’m back from Thailand


Even before I got back from Thailand, and since I landed back on Norwegian soil nearly three weeks ago, I have been working on this …

Yesterday - Spitsbergen


Got five minutes to spare: just about enough time to edit and share another image from yesterday with (all) of you. This is the …

Today - Finnmarken


Despite freezing temperatures in the shade, it was still another beautiful day with blue skies and sunshine. Waking up really early …

Teaser only


With an increadibly busy week ahead, there will only be a single teaser today - to see the rest, you may have to come back to check …

Today’s post-nightwatch flight


This morning was a beautiful morning with lots of sunlight and knowing that a veteran vessel was in town, I decided to make a really …

Nights are still dark


The nights during nightwatches are still far too dark at around 2AM when we take a brake, and are on stand by for immediate deployment …

Coastal steamers Vesterålen and Trollfjord


Last night and this morning has so far been a rather windy day, with snow-, hail- and rain showers changing every hour. It was perhaps …

NorLines Kvitbjørn


As I was preparing to head to another nightwatch a couple of days ago, I dropped by Port of Trondheim webkameras and noticed that …

The future of transportation


This is an extremely interesting subject I think: but the best solutions may not be the same in different parts of the world. For …

Laem Chabang opens for short cruises


Laem Chabang port located between Bangkok and Pattaya is opening for short cruises: Hong Kong-based Star Cruises, the world’s third …

Singapore Airlines opens a Scandinavian connection 


This is great news I think: starting on May 30th 2017, Singapore Airlines is opening a new route from Stockholm Arlanda Airport …

Scandinavian Airlines A330-300


While my favourite airline, Thai Airways (THAI), have parked all their un-economical, gas-guzzling A340’s they still have a total …

Ranheimsfjæra artwork


Another area that is rapidly changing in Trondheim is Ranheim: houses are being modernized, apartments are being built and stylish, …

Nedre Leirfossen - Lower Leirfossen Dam


Finally, the time was right and I got the image I had been thinking about ever since I put my wings in the air at “Øvre Leirfossen” (…

Dengue is still a threat to many


The actual death rate amongst people who are suffering from Dengue fever might not be as high as it used to be in the past, but …

The new Boeing 787 completes first flight


The latest and largest Dreamliner from the Boeing company, the 787-10, successfully made it’s maiden flight on Friday April 7th …

Coastal steamer and Stad ship-tunnel featured in Bangkok Post


In so many news-medias from all over the world, the Stad ship-tunnel has in the past week been widely featured, so also in the best …


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