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This is the north eastern edge of the big island of Senja. Here are a few scattered villages around the edge of the island and wonderful large areas of untouched nature and beauty. Senja is really a pearl not to be missed. You will need anything from 1 to 4 days to visit it. At the northern side is Gryllefjord and Torsken where you can take the ferry across to Andøya/ Andenes to continue your trip southward towards Lofoten.

Varkala, the place to go when you are tired of the heat and the crowds. It's still hot, but yet quiet and refreshing. The many dozens of fishing boats pass along the littoral amidst dolphins and sea gulls. The winds make it more comfortable climatically than most of India. But, be careful: when going swimming you will probably like me feel your feet being pulled away under you due to the extreme sea current. Never let little kids or poor swimmers out here on their own.

Før nyskolen sto ferdig her i 1954 var det brakkene som dominerte. Nederst sto huset til Emma og Emanuel og foran dem var brakken vår. Øverst oppe sto brakken til Hans Stenhaug som også hadde stall og garasje. Fiskehjellene står her ennå i 1954, men forsvant fort. I dag ville de vært plassert midt inne i skolegården og brakka vår under den østre delen av selve skolebygningen. Fotoet er avfotografert og eies av Ruth Arnesen. Vises med tillatelse av Bjørunn Arnesen.

Utsikt på tvers av Tanafjorden fra Molvik i Berlevåg kommune. Dvs sett gjennom sterke telelinse.

A paradise from the 50s? Your own brook with trouts and fantastic opportunities for fish in the very strong current between this island and the main land on the other side.! And twice each year the reindeer herds would be swimming across the sound, just here. But time has passed, the cottage is somewhat too well worn and I suppose the reindeer will be using the bridge close by these days?

Venezia, Venice, is an undending stream of surprises. That is why it is worth visiting, probably the one place in Europe where you will make the most unexpected discoveries in the shortest time. Here one of the picturesque kiosks, just north of Campo Santa Margharita, which is another remarkable place to visit. Have a look at the famous wood carver who works in one of the little shops here, Loris Marazzi.

Today Saragammen is an idyllic place, as it also was in the 50s and 60s when we would be leaving this beach to go fishing in our dinghy. But back around 1900 when my grandmother grew up here, and had to take the icy paths all through winter to get to school, life was harsh.

Fishing racks for drying fish during cold winter months. Before refrigeration become common, around 1950, this was one of three ways to conserve fish in northern Norway. You would string up to fish together during February -April while the temperature was below zero. Then in June, we the kids of 7 - 17 would take the dried fish down. The other two usual ways to conserve fish was by smoking it in or salting it. Today the products are considered delicacies.

Great shot! Greetings from Germany, Lothar



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