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:


Future of Hurtigruten


As everybody already may have learned from various Norwegian medias during the past weeks, not only Hurtigruten Group has replied …

Crystal Endeavor


It may not be a big surprise, but it excites me beyond words to see the continuing success of my former and probably my life’s best …

The mid-week why, where and what


New year and new changes, new challenges. 2017 was a great year in so many respects, but more about that in a short while as soon …

A night to remember


Last night, on a hotel TV far far away, there was a movie I hadn’t seen for many years: “A night to remember” - a 1958 movie about …

Greetings, infidels


Youtube is a great time-stealer: there is just so much material being uploaded in every single thinkable category. Not everything …

Totally unreasonable


I’ve really become an avid car-cleaner neat-freak: washing cars 3 to 4 times a week. I have over the past months found a lot of …

Entering the final year on Korsfjord


As we now finally see 2018 in our calendars, it’s also the final year for Korsfjord to sail the Flakk-Rørvik route on the Trondheimsfjord. …

The 2017 cruise season finale


On December 31st 2017, the last cruise ship of the 2017 cruise season at Trondheim, Norway, came to town. The venerable Black Watch …

Christmas wishes


With an image from the now world-famous Christmas Market (literally “julemarked” in Norwegian) in Trondheim, I send my very best …

Meeting my hero


For quite a while already, I have been closely following a Thai singer on youtube. This singer by the name of Pong is the lead-singer …

Confusing times


These are indeed confusing times for at least me… yesterday afternoon, November 24th, I saw a farmer cutting his fields near the …

Gas-bunkering in town


Today, I got to take the ship to Trondheim town for our weekly LNG-gas bunkering to take place. As demolition and reconstruction …

Photobucket ransom 


Two days ago, my latest Photobucket subscription expired and I was asked to pay a LOT more to continue using their services. Over …

Looking for the perfect carry-on


In the past, I have been travelling the world with a backpack (camera-bag) as well as a smaller laptop-bag. This is a rather heavy …

Norwegian Cruise Line on X-Files


In an episode of the well-known TV-series X-Files featuring Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, there is a scene taking place inside a travel …

How to date a Norwegian 


Went to a coffee shop in town a few days ago to catch up with some friends, and on the table they had a funny book by Nicholas Lund: “…

Back to Nidelven


I have had quite a few trips to Nidelven these past days, and in between rain, and snow showers, I have been able to fly my C-Gull …

A pause in the everlasting rain


Finally, there is a small pause in the everlasting rain. I know that autumn contains a lot of wet weather, but it’s been like this …

Maintenance days at Rissa Yards


A few weeks ago, car- and passenger ferry Korsfjord was taken out of her regular route and sailed to Rissa Yards for her annual …

Finally on Spitsbergen!


Finally, I made it on (not to) Spitsbergen - the ship, not the island. I have for a very long time intended to visit on board, and …

The most expensive thing ever


A few days ago, I bought one of the most expensive things I have ever bought, and it’s just a small plastic piece of just 8,25 grams. …

You will float too - IT


I’m not often seen going to the cinema here in Trondheim, mostly because I find them rather impersonal, cold, dirty and in an outdated …

The ultimate ship bedset


As far as I understand, a certain percentage of my readers are either maritime interested people, or people in some way related …

A new Spanish hit


Jon Almaas, a relatively famous Norwegian TV-host (in Norway), has created a Spanish hit-song to compete with other earlier famous …

Evening walk and flight restrictions


Tonight in Trondheim, there is a football-match taking place at Lerkendal Stadium, and with that game, there will be drone flight …

Rain - snow - rain - rain and even more rain


From my own childhood, rainy days were the best days I knew of. I loved sitting inside listening to a radio accompanied by rain …

World’s deadliest animals


I saw this breakdown over the world’s deadliest animals online and found it quite informative. As I have spoken and written so much …

Following in his footsteps


What better time than right now, to sharing the legacy of the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej in which we all can take some pride …

A piece of Midnatsol


For those of you that still remember the 1982-built Norwegian coastal steamer Midnatsol, this might be of interest to you all. While …

I think BKK could do better


On selected airports around the world, and on 12 so-called key airports, Star Alliance Gold members can fast track through Security …

New long-distance aircrafts for Thai Airways


Thai Airways International have for quite some time been in the process of finding new long distance aircrafts for their fleet. …

How travel helps make your career fly


Have you ever thought about taking time off work and just go travelling the world? Are you a world-traveller, a wonderluster? 


What is going on at Facebook?


So, I wonder what is going on at Facebook…? In a couple of days time, it will be a whopping 14 months since I last logged in. What …

Miami Herald story on Norwegian Cruise Line 


Quite a while back, the Miami Herald published an interesting article about how the pioneer of modern cruising became and underdog …

The A350 is filling the skies


A short while back, China Airlines took delivery of Airbus' 100th A350XWB. Despite high sales-numbers for their new model aircraft, …

Touched by Thai


In light of the recent, fantastic achievement of Thai Airways, what better way to celebrate than to dig out their beautiful song “…

Travel and tourism revenue and growth


So the verdict is finally out: below you can find the travel and tourism revenue and growth by region for the past year. This is …

Peaches or Peace?


The Peach Boat was recently seen advertising their cruises in local Asian media… naturally, I couldn’t help myself by sending in …

Congratulations to Thai Airways


After a lot of hard work, Thai Airways has now finally gained great credit for their product: they are not yet perfect, but have …

Fighting for dominance in the skies


There is currently a big battle going on in the skies, there is a fight for dominance as three major airlines, Ethiad, Qatar and …

60th anniversary today


Today, on October 7th it is 60 years since the keel of the SS FRANCE was laid - starting the contruction of the finest ship any …

Website and bLOG problems - ARGH!


So, I’m back from nearly a month in South East Asia again - returned to do one night at work, before running straight out in a one …

Wabi-Sabi at Trondheim


Earlier last week, a spectacular 50 meter long yacht arrived at Trondheim. The ship’s AIS indicated that they had salied from Ålesund …

Cruise Ships in Norway 2017


If you are passionate about cruise-ships and love looking at photographs of them, why not visit CaptainsVoyage Forum and have a …

CaptainsVoyage Forum has finally been updated


With wonderful and valuable assistance of our long-standing member and Administrator, PoloUK, CaptainsVoyage Forum has finally been …

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 …


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