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:


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 …

Throw back Thursday - week 13


I’m going to try out a new thing at my bLOG, and see how it turns out. Whether it will be interesting enough, and whether I will …

Spirit of Trondheim - Bakklandet


For those of you that are on Instagram, and in case you like to join my search in finding the Spirit of Trondheim, you may follow …

Dame tu cosita


In Thailand, there is a dance/youtube-clip going viral. As I haven’t logged in to Facebook for more than a year and a half, I have …

I’m pretty sure that...


… is NOT the way we are supposed to tie up a ship! 

On CaptainsVoyage Forum we have a whole section to Maritime Accidents and Disasters: …

The everlasting mystery of MH370


The years tick by and they have still not been able to recover, nor find, the fuselage of the missing Malaysian airliner. The missing …

Future of the ship’s captain


In Trondheim, autonomous ships are being tested to high applaud of ship-owners. For them, it would be a wonderful future if their …

On board Polarsyssel


Some weeks ago (already), I had the pleasure and chance to see the private vessel of the Governor of Svalbard when the ship made …

AIDAcara back in Trondheim


On March 7th, AIDAcara came back to Trondheim for her second time. Unfortunately, this was a full work day and I had no chance to …

Kristiansten Festning


About a month ago, I stopped by the city fortress, on my way to town. Main reason was that I wanted to check out the temproary sculptures …

My 18 hours


To start with the end (double-meaning), I wasn’t able to completely finish my work shift earlier this week because of the common …

Governor of Svalbard’s vessel Polarsyssel


“Polarsyssel" is the name of both the new and old vessel of the Governor of Svalbard. The vessel operates as a base for “Sysselmannen” …

A night at the oval office


This is a night wacth week where I work all through the night and try my best at getting some sleep during day time. It’s not always …

Magellan the second


Less than 2 hours ago, the second cruise-ship of the 2018 Trondheim cruise-season arrived at Port of Trondheim for a visit from …

A winter day


Over this past weekend, Trondheim got their fair part of the snow that came in over the country. Followed by this snow, and into …

Looking forward to spring and summer


Even though winter may be beautiful in short periods, I’m more of a spring- and summer person. When I moved back to Norway after …

The 2018 Cruise Season has opened at Trondheim


Trondheim is currently my town in Trondheim, and each year from approximately May to Late August, we have our so-called season where …

Live more each day


From what I believe, most of us have some sort of new year resolutions, but few are able to follow them for a longer time into the …

OOPS, I did it again… 


I don’t know if it’s because one of my best friends are into Bollywood-films, or because I’m the one into Bollywood, but this evening, …

Padmavaat


While I discontinued sharing all the movies I had seen due to lack of readers, there is one recently seen film I really need to …

HS-THJ - Welcome home


Yesterday, Thai Airways took delivery of their newest addition: a brand new Airbus 350-941. After a 10 hours 50 minutes long flight …

A beautiful ship for sale


If you wish to travel with the RMS St. Helena before she is withdrawn from service, I’m afraid to say that you might be too late …

I had a dream...


Despite this being a night watch week, I try to squeeze in a couple hours of sleep at day time. Two days ago, I even managed to …

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. …


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