mandag 30. mai 2016

On the other side of The Sea

We took off from Peterhead yesterday around midnight. In the thickest possible cotton-like fog I think I have ever seen. Even by Peterhead standards it was rather extreme, which should say a lot.
Lovely weather all day today though, and we passed the borderline between the UK and the norwegian sector around lunchtime. We still got a few hours to go, but will ease off on the use of power quite soon to adjust for going in to the harbour around Haugesund tomorrow morning around 07.00 in the morning.
I will then have a million things to look after, but I think I got some kind of control. At least as for yet. Things will change in that respect, I know.

At the northern tip of Harøya, Norway. Need to pass this place to get to my paradise, Ona. It's located way out at sea behind these boat houses. Snapped using a Mamiya RZ medium format camera with what I think was the 250mm lens attached. I think this was on Fomapan 100 film.

Anyway, as we are going to adjust the clock one hour forward some time during the night and at the same time start way too early tomorrow morning I should really throw myself to bed soon. 
I was working way too many hours yesterday. Finished around 01 am, so that's a few hours when starting the day around 07 in the morning. Well, it's not like that every day, luckily! 

3 kommentarer:

  1. I like that is so different to what we have here in Ulster. Wooden houses on stilt-things would not last very long here on the North Coast of Ireland. Our winter storms would soon demolish them. But these structures survive in Norway? Is it sheltered there, perhaps?

  2. Oh yes, Michael. This is very different to over there for sure!
    I will try, but I'm not sure if I can do this the right way. The place is sheltered for sure, but it's still very close to one of the worst parts of the norwegian coastline when it comes to weather and such. But I think we got a different coast than you got over there. We have these small but still effective skerries out there, protecting the coast itself from the extreme waves and weather. The wind is not that bad. Or it's bad for sure, but its steady out here and that's one of the clues I think. Buildings inland are somehow a lot more prone to get blown to the ground than these out here on these islands for some reason. That reason seems to be the mountains, and the wind hitting them and coming back from strange directions at times.
    Out here the wind is steady, and pushing on the wooden things in a sort of predictable manners. They will move, for sure, but they are flexible sort of things and will take a lot more battering than you would imagine. What could kill them is the sea. The sea will get crushed by them skerries out there before it get all the way in to this area. You would need to see a map of the area, I guess. And you would absolutely need to pay me a visit, and I will show you in real life.
    We got some pretty bad weather at times, but still we got these old sea houses been around for a few hundred years.
    Then there's the fact that we have been building stuff out of trees for thousands of years, just because it's a bit more convenient for us than building out of stone. Come over, and I will give you a tour...! :)))

  3. That's interesting Roy - and sounds like you have it right, about those Skerries and all. I'm looking at a world map, on the wall just behind this computer. If you take a line from the mid Americas and head for Norway you cut through Ireland and Scotland on the way, so maybe we take the sting out of the storms for you guys :))

    Either way, if some of those sea houses have lasted that length of time you guys certainly know how to build.

    I would love to visit your land! And get the tour. I will work on that, Roy - and maybe a camera or two will come along as well haha.


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