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Har­stad – 01st Novem­ber 2017

The histo­ry of the area goes back thousands of years, and it has got many chap­ters, most of them rather unplea­sant. We had a look at some of that during the morning’s excur­si­on to the Tron­de­nes pen­in­su­la.

The Adolf gun (they real­ly use that term in public) was part of Hitler’s for­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of the Atlan­tic coast. The sheer dimen­si­ons and the tech­no­lo­gy of this lar­ge can­non are as impres­si­ve as its back­ground: peop­le do obvious­ly not save any effort or money when it comes to des­troy­ing some­thing. If they only put a frac­tion of that effort and money into making things bet­ter … well. At least, the Adolf gun was never fired in anger, only for tes­ting and prac­ti­sing.

Near­by Tron­de­nes Muse­um took us through cen­tu­ries of local histo­ry. Stone age hun­ters and fishers, vikings, ear­ly Chris­ti­ans, stock­fi­sh tra­de and so on.

Gal­le­ry – Har­stad – 01st Novem­ber 2017

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

Direct­ly upon lea­ving, the sails went up. Soon we thought we might have to take them down again after no time, as we were almost sta­tio­na­ry in the straits nor­the­ast of Har­stad. But then, the wind came back, more sails went up, and we got a lovely and exci­ting bit of sai­ling, I mean real sai­ling, up to a good 10 knots. A quick turn – the coast just did not want to move, so we had to – and final­ly the wind died down again and the took the sails down. Just in time for the bridge at Risøy­sund, which is always good for an inte­res­ting pas­sa­ge (bridge height 30 metres, height of Antigua’s main mast: 31 meters. So that works!).

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