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2020-09-20 1:29:30 PM  
Nice boat.
 
2020-09-20 1:33:47 PM  
We paid for a room with a balcony so we could touch the trees. Very nice.
 
2020-09-20 1:36:25 PM  
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2020-09-20 1:54:51 PM  
The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.
 
2020-09-20 2:00:45 PM  

markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.


hah.  +1
 
2020-09-20 3:19:34 PM  
Bears In CANADA VS FINLAND (funny)
Youtube rxTKJgsxwpE
 
2020-09-20 3:22:28 PM  

markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.


Or just maybe, the person(s) driving tha damn boat should pay better attention.  Spoken by someone who has had to navigate in through islands...never hit anything.
 
2020-09-20 3:23:02 PM  
island of Aland

It's in the name. Try to keep your boats in Aocean.
 
2020-09-20 3:32:00 PM  
The real news in America should be that other countries are doing so well with Covid-19 that their people feel comfortable being on cruise ships.
 
2020-09-20 3:43:01 PM  
I can proudly say that I've never wanted to travel via a shiat tank.
 
2020-09-20 4:58:15 PM  
Crew: "Hey Captain, do you know where we're going??"

Captain: "Off Course"
 
2020-09-20 5:06:32 PM  

ThomasPaineTrain: [Fark user image image 370x750]


*shakes tiny fist*

Glad it was you though.
 
2020-09-20 5:07:27 PM  

markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.


Or at least remember it gets kind of shallow right there?
 
2020-09-20 5:09:36 PM  
"Your call. We're a lighthouse."
 
2020-09-20 5:10:41 PM  

HighlanderRPI: Crew: "Hey Captain, do you know where we're going??"

Captain: "Off Course"


Captain: "Shore I Do"
 
2020-09-20 5:11:07 PM  
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Someone should write a book on how to avoid giant islands.
 
2020-09-20 5:12:19 PM  

ThomasPaineTrain: [Fark user image image 370x750]


Sorry, Finland, I don't understand your wild knife-waving language.
 
2020-09-20 5:13:57 PM  

Dewey Fidalgo: markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.

Or just maybe, the person(s) driving tha damn boat should pay better attention.  Spoken by someone who has had to navigate in through islands...never hit anything.


It's actually a ferry, it travels the same route every other day.
 
2020-09-20 5:14:45 PM  
When Covid-19 can't blunt your thirst for duty-free liquor
 
2020-09-20 5:17:47 PM  

Ken S.: The real news in America should be that other countries are doing so well with Covid-19 that their people feel comfortable being on cruise ships.


Well, 1% of the normal passenger load isn't exactly "feeling comfortable." Some sportsball stadiums are allowing about or slightly over the same percentage of fans.

/not agreeing with trump's complete failure to handle the pandemic with any sort of intelligence
 
2020-09-20 5:19:00 PM  
Semprini
 
2020-09-20 5:21:04 PM  
"Hey, didn't we run aground here last year?"

*crunch*

"Yep..."
 
2020-09-20 5:21:51 PM  
Poughkeepsie
 
2020-09-20 5:25:22 PM  

Bob's Your Uncle: Semprini


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2020-09-20 5:25:57 PM  
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2020-09-20 5:26:28 PM  

Kalyco Jack: Dewey Fidalgo: markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.

Or just maybe, the person(s) driving tha damn boat should pay better attention.  Spoken by someone who has had to navigate in through islands...never hit anything.

It's actually a ferry, it travels the same route every other day.


So it crashes into the same island every other day?  That doesn't seem wise.
 
2020-09-20 5:30:06 PM  

JNowe: Kalyco Jack: Dewey Fidalgo: markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.

Or just maybe, the person(s) driving tha damn boat should pay better attention.  Spoken by someone who has had to navigate in through islands...never hit anything.

It's actually a ferry, it travels the same route every other day.

So it crashes into the same island every other day?  That doesn't seem wise.


I think you may underestimate exactly how
Much vodka the Finns like to drink.
 
2020-09-20 5:42:34 PM  

Gyrfalcon: markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.

Or at least remember it gets kind of shallow right there?


Which really takes skill to run aground in a Fjord.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tur​k​u,+­F­inl­and­/[nospam-﹫-backwards]06*0680301,19.9357716,11.9​9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x468c7584818edbbb:​0x400b551554bc200!8m2!3d60.4518126!4d2​2.2666303
The dashes are the ferry routes.
 
2020-09-20 5:43:10 PM  
It's a ferry, not a cruise ship.
 
2020-09-20 5:44:39 PM  
And now, trip is Finnish.
 
2020-09-20 5:49:11 PM  

janzee: [Fark user image 425x311]


Midävidu?
 
2020-09-20 5:56:02 PM  

aseras: Gyrfalcon: markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.

Or at least remember it gets kind of shallow right there?

Which really takes skill to run aground in a Fjord.


Maybe it was a Fjord Fairlane.
 
2020-09-20 5:56:42 PM  
So much for sea level rising
 
2020-09-20 6:01:35 PM  

bobbyjoebobby: So much for sea level rising


Maybe the ground is rising even faster.
 
2020-09-20 6:07:30 PM  
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2020-09-20 6:10:50 PM  
> A Finnish passenger cruise ship ran aground off the island of Aland

Which Åland island?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%85l​a​nd_Islands
The Åland archipelago includes nearly three hundred habitable islands, of which about eighty are inhabited; the remainder are merely some 6,200 skerries and desolate rocks.[12]

The biggest one is called  Fasta Åland , not just Åland.

The islands are in red here
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also check out the wiki link for the weird political situation there. The islands are an autonomous part of Finland set up by the League of Nations where the only official language is Swedish.
 
2020-09-20 6:15:29 PM  

Ken S.: The real news in America should be that other countries are doing so well with Covid-19 that their people feel comfortable being on cruise ships.


Got news for you. Plenty of Americans would go.
 
2020-09-20 6:18:58 PM  

HairBolus: > A Finnish passenger cruise ship ran aground off the island of Aland

Which Åland island?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%85la​nd_Islands
The Åland archipelago includes nearly three hundred habitable islands, of which about eighty are inhabited; the remainder are merely some 6,200 skerries and desolate rocks.[12]

The biggest one is called  Fasta Åland , not just Åland.

The islands are in red here
[Fark user image image 600x366]

also check out the wiki link for the weird political situation there. The islands are an autonomous part of Finland set up by the League of Nations where the only official language is Swedish.


You could've saved yourself that whole rant by just reading onto the second paragraph.

The ship was headed towards Stockholm from Turku in Finland and ran aground about 12:50am local time on Sunday (21:50 GMT, Saturday) outside the city of Mariehamn

Google Maps even shows you a dotted line for the ferry route.
 
2020-09-20 6:24:30 PM  

aseras: Gyrfalcon: markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.

Or at least remember it gets kind of shallow right there?

Which really takes skill to run aground in a Fjord.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Turk​u,+Finland/[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]06[* image 7x13]0680301,19.9357716,11.99z/data=!4​m5!3m4!1s0x468c7584818edbbb:0x400b5515​54bc200!8m2!3d60.4518126!4d22.2666303
The dashes are the ferry routes.


It's wild that Turku is even able to be a port in the first place, as the end of Finland appears to have exploded, and visiting Turku is damn near like flying through a debris field.

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2020-09-20 6:32:19 PM  

Ken S.: The real news in America should be that other countries are doing so well with Covid-19 that their people feel comfortable being on cruise ships.


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2020-09-20 6:40:32 PM  
Was there last year; great scenery; I highly recommend a visit if you get a chance.

/maybe avoid that particular ship, though...
 
2020-09-20 7:11:35 PM  

HairBolus: > A Finnish passenger cruise ship ran aground off the island of Aland

Which Åland island?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%85la​nd_Islands
The Åland archipelago includes nearly three hundred habitable islands, of which about eighty are inhabited; the remainder are merely some 6,200 skerries and desolate rocks.[12]

The biggest one is called  Fasta Åland , not just Åland.

The islands are in red here
[Fark user image image 600x366]

also check out the wiki link for the weird political situation there. The islands are an autonomous part of Finland set up by the League of Nations where the only official language is Swedish.


IIRC that's partly because the Russkis hung onto them for 50 years after the war and only gave them back under conditions.
 
2020-09-20 7:12:37 PM  

BigNumber12: You could've saved yourself that whole rant by just reading onto the second paragraph.

The ship was headed towards Stockholm from Turku in Finland and ran aground about 12:50am local time on Sunday (21:50 GMT, Saturday) outside the city of Mariehamn

Google Maps even shows you a dotted line for the ferry route.


If you check an actual Swedish-Finnish source rather than rely on reportage from the Mid East
https://svenska.yle.fi/artikel/2020/0​9​/20/viking-amorella-har-gatt-pa-grund-​utanfor-aland-rederiet-laget-ar-stabil​t-inga

you find that the ship Amorella ran aground between Lumparland and Föglö, on Hjulgrund, over 20 km from Mariehamn and on a different island on a lesser ferry route. (Hjulgrund  must be uninhabited)

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2020-09-20 7:14:53 PM  

Medic Zero: HairBolus: > A Finnish passenger cruise ship ran aground off the island of Aland

Which Åland island?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%85la​nd_Islands
The Åland archipelago includes nearly three hundred habitable islands, of which about eighty are inhabited; the remainder are merely some 6,200 skerries and desolate rocks.[12]

The biggest one is called  Fasta Åland , not just Åland.

The islands are in red here
[Fark user image image 600x366]

also check out the wiki link for the weird political situation there. The islands are an autonomous part of Finland set up by the League of Nations where the only official language is Swedish.

IIRC that's partly because the Russkis hung onto them for 50 years after the war and only gave them back under conditions.


Or maybe I'm totally wrong. Just read the link, it doesn't mention a soviet occupation.
 
2020-09-20 7:20:03 PM  

HairBolus: BigNumber12: You could've saved yourself that whole rant by just reading onto the second paragraph.

The ship was headed towards Stockholm from Turku in Finland and ran aground about 12:50am local time on Sunday (21:50 GMT, Saturday) outside the city of Mariehamn

Google Maps even shows you a dotted line for the ferry route.

If you check an actual Swedish-Finnish source rather than rely on reportage from the Mid East
https://svenska.yle.fi/artikel/2020/09​/20/viking-amorella-har-gatt-pa-grund-​utanfor-aland-rederiet-laget-ar-stabil​t-inga

you find that the ship Amorella ran aground between Lumparland and Föglö, on Hjulgrund, over 20 km from Mariehamn and on a different island on a lesser ferry route. (Hjulgrund  must be uninhabited)

[Fark user image image 850x501]


Damn it, Qatar!
 
2020-09-20 7:23:44 PM  

PunGent: Was there last year; great scenery; I highly recommend a visit if you get a chance.

/maybe avoid that particular ship, though...


Monty Python - Finland (Official Lyric Video)
Youtube baHsoEAAMZU
 
2020-09-20 8:14:02 PM  

BigNumber12: aseras: Gyrfalcon: markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.

Or at least remember it gets kind of shallow right there?

Which really takes skill to run aground in a Fjord.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Turk​u,+Finland/[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]06[* image 7x13]0680301,19.9357716,11.99z/data=!4​m5!3m4!1s0x468c7584818edbbb:0x400b5515​54bc200!8m2!3d60.4518126!4d22.2666303
The dashes are the ferry routes.

It's wild that Turku is even able to be a port in the first place, as the end of Finland appears to have exploded, and visiting Turku is damn near like flying through a debris field.

[Fark user image 850x457]


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2020-09-20 8:20:53 PM  

Thudfark: janzee: [Fark user image 425x311]

Midävidu?


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2020-09-20 8:48:32 PM  
[FUNNY] Finnish man scares a bear away by shouting PERKELE [2017]
Youtube z7_pVrIshxA
 
2020-09-20 8:59:37 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: BigNumber12: aseras: Gyrfalcon: markie_farkie: The Amorella also ran aground in the same area in 2013, according to Finnish and Swedish media reports.

Call me crazy, but just maaaayyyybe, they should consider NOT going to that same area any more?  I know it sounds completely unfathomable.

Or at least remember it gets kind of shallow right there?

Which really takes skill to run aground in a Fjord.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Turk​u,+Finland/[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]06[* image 7x13]0680301,19.9357716,11.99z/data=!4​m5!3m4!1s0x468c7584818edbbb:0x400b5515​54bc200!8m2!3d60.4518126!4d22.2666303
The dashes are the ferry routes.

It's wild that Turku is even able to be a port in the first place, as the end of Finland appears to have exploded, and visiting Turku is damn near like flying through a debris field.

[Fark user image 850x457]

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In the fragile reality of the Discworld, and with the gods who like to play games, a million-to-one chance succeeds nine times out of ten.

Traditionally, one has to say "it's a million-to-one chance, but it might just work!" to invoke this rule. It also has to be exactly a million to one - none of this fiddly "995,351 to 1" business, or whatever other number you might end up with. So while the list of things that people have accomplished with million to one chances is quite impressive, the list of things they have failed to accomplish with odds a few percentage points off in either direction is probably a lot longer and involves a lot more fatalities.
The deity of the Million-to-one chance (and all the other ones as well) is The Lady. Just... don't invoke her directly.
 
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