Bergen Hangout & Onwards
Ok, so I can of lost it there for a couple of days, but there is a perfectly good explanation for that. I basically fucked up. On a minor scale that is, but still a fuck up. Kind of. You see, writing here and editing photos is being done on my iPad. I basically pull all the photos from the camera into the iPad via a WiFi sd card. From there I edit them on a Lightroom app before I post them here. In this particular event yesterday, I decided to edit the photos from Monday and yesterday on my Mac, but before I was finished I ran out of battery and the charger on the boat decided not work. Suddenly I sat there with no battery on the Mac and no photos on the iPad. Ok, bla, bla, bla, geek talk, you get the picture, so let's backtrack and start with the things that have occurred over the last few days.
We left Stephans place on Monday morning in, as always on this trip, blistering hot sun and no wind. The main destination was this town:
It's a city called Bergen. Maybe you've heard of it. As famous for its pier as it is for its people.. Just gonna leave it with that.
Anyways, on the way in to town I saw this big white ship moored to the pier. I knew it would be there because a certain someone who works there posted a picture of it. As we then came by engine into town, I stood at the front of the boat, shooting that ship like a mad tourist with no shirt on. Not a pretty sight, but sometimes you just gotta ignore the social code and just go for it.
As I was standing at the front of our boat, taking pictures of that ship, which is not in this picture, but the one below.
A certain someone was standing on the deck on the ship scouting at boats that were arriving as he heard rumors that I was coming. Apparently he chocked on his coffee when he saw my pale, half fat body at the front, shooting like crazy. You are now probably wondering who this certain someone is. Well it's this guy.
Yeaah, it was Kristian. A good friend who I rarely see as he is sailing the world as a crew member on this ship all the time. A pretty rad photographer as well and he always shoot b&w so I figured I could do his portrait in b&w as well.
Before I had the opportunity to catch up with him though, we had to get moored safely to the pier and get a little familiar with the city.
Two things I hold precious: McDonald's and Soft Ice! And after three days at sea, I was pretty happy meeting them both again. Got a bit familiar with the city, or the pier at least, as you can see. Then I met up with Kristian and he gave me a tour of the ship. Now at this point you would probably think I took a lot of pictures of that ship, but no, I did not. I took one! Or two, but it's basically the same.
What can I say? There something about a mans tool shed that triggers something in me. Sorry about that!
Had a short night out with Kristian and his fellow ship mates and yesterday afternoon, we left Bergen. Spendt the whole day yesterday at sea and anchored up between some mountains in a fjord.
Woke up early this morning, had the first shift and we are now heading for Alesund which is 100 nautical miles north of Bergen.
Been a couple eventful days with plenty of nature to adore. We just had moules frites for lunch as you can see. Made my me and pretty stoked on how it turned out. Was pretty damn good I'll tell you! We are getting close to Stadtlandet were the weather is supposed to be pretty bad. So the forecast say, but I can see a cloud on the sky so not really sure what to believe. Guess I'll figure that out in a few hours.
Ill be back as soon as we hit Alesund and Ill tell you all about it then! Now it's time for some action.