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:


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 …

Captain comes to Sothebys


After a general clean up of the basement storage this afternoon, I came across an “vintage" item which I believe is a truly valuable …

HondaJet faces a long haul


After nearly  three decades building an airplane from scratch, chief engineer Michimasa Fusion of the HondaJet, might have to reach …

April - my Asian horoscope


According to the Norwegian horoscope, I born in the sign of the Lion but in the Asian one, I’m born in the sign of the Cancer. According …

Dynamic cities


Now living in Trondheim, I often tend to think that the city doesn’t change that much but when I see images from the past, I realize …

That’s why we hate open office landscapes


I must admit I giggled a little when I saw this story coming up in the newsfeed at the Norwegian language newspaper “Nettavisen". …

Erling Jarl of Trondheim


Erling Jarl was the name of a truly beautiful ship, popularly called a stock-fish ship, built in Italy in 1949 for Nordenfjeldske …

Holstvollen Trondheim


In anticipation of a time with less people around Nedre Leirfossen Dam, I bring you some images of a farm at Bymarka outside Trondheim …

Upper Leirfoss Dam - Trondheim


Øvre Leirfoss Dam is a place I have been to many times during my younger years, though I do not remember too much of it. I do however …

My presence on youtube and vimeo


Over the time, I’ve had a total of three youtube-channels but with one (largely unused) now deleted, only two remains as of this …

Trolltunga Norway


I know a lot of people who wants to come to Norway and see our nature, but that have no chance to find funds for such a trip. Despair …

Four Seasons Private Residences - Bangkok


Next to my absolutely favourite Bangkok crib (read “hotel”), Chatrium Riverside Hotel, I last year at one of my stays there, became …

The end of searching for MH370


I have to admit that I feel extremely uneasy about the end of the search for the missing Malaysian Boeing 777, flight MH370. I just …

Japanese styled apartment buildings


I guess it would take quite some time before Japanese styled apartment buildings would arrive, be built and become popular here …

One interest out - another moves in


For decades and many years, I had been greatly interested in the Coastal Steamers of Norway and their long history. I would read …

Thailand - Norway relations


"A 2.000-year-old Tipitaka (Buddhist scripture) has been presented to Thailand by the Conservation Institute of Skøyen, Norway. …

Bangkok Airways flight 266


Bangkok Airways Flight 266 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight to Samui Airport, Thailand, which overran the runway on landing …

Aircrafts in storage


What could possibly be more sad than looking at the below image of aircrafts withdrawn from storage in favour of “storage”. The …

Rolex and James Cameron


I should really have gotten a tiny part as well for sharing this advertisement, but I guess nobody at Rolex will ever read a simple …

Norwegian coastguard retirement


A few weeks back, I became aware of a former Norwegian vessel that was truly enjoying the best of her retirement years in much warmer …

A340 not hot - left to rot


Thai Airways International (THAI) recently admitted that it is really struggling to sell off their decommissioned Airbus A340 aircraft …

Scandinavian upgrade


Scandinavian Airlines recently shared an image of their brand new cabin interiors, I suspect from one of their recently refurbished …

Going down to the Titanic


I wish this would have been an entry in my travel bLOG instead of here in the ordinary Captain’s bLOG, but I highly doubt I will …

Arctic Circle Airport


With around 300 million NOK from local businesses, and an equal amount from the local municipality, the Norwegian Government will …

Not easy to find a private jet in Asia


If you are looking to charter a private jet in Asia, and you are in Thailand, you will be in the country on fourth place for availability …

Funeral procession at 7.7 knots


When checking ships on marinetraffic.com today, great sadness follows when I see the OASIA today. In just under 8 knots she is steaming …

Innovative airline safety videos


Here are three quite innovative airline safety videos for 2017 - and all I can say is: “come on Thai Airways, you can do way better …

Thai aviation growth soars


According to state-owned Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai), Thailand is currently enjoying the highest aviation growth in …

Queen Mary in need of urgent repairs


Aircrafts and the airline industry is not the only thing that tickles my tastes: ocean liners also has a special place in my heart. …

THAI and Airbus strikes a deal


Earlier this month, Thai government’s plan to make Thailand a fully fledged aviation hub in Asia-Pacific, made a significant leap …

A380 - Lufthansa is trying to make a wow 


From October this year to March 2018, Lufthansa will increase their daily capacity on their Frankfurt - Bangkok route with 35%, …

A380 - Smaller staircases in the future?


The grand staircase on board the A380 has since the start of the production been echoing the age of the superliners at sea, but …

Always the fault of tourists...


I do not understand why a country which is completely dependent on tourists to visit again and again, continously chooses to blame …

Bristol on the travel map for a special reason


Back in February this year, Alpha Foxtrot made it’s final move - under tow - across a runway at Bristol Filton airport, and ended …

The law is not equal for everybody


This may be a Norwegian-related thing that doesn’t belong anywhere on this bLOG, but I still feel it’s important to point out something …


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