Shelter from the storm

Å to Nusfjord, Lofoten Islands. Day 33. 31st July 2013.

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On my second day in Lofoten, I travelled from Å to my next accommodation in Nusfjord.  This is a cemetery on the outskirts of Å.

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I think this must be Djupfjorden between Moskenes and Reine.  Pity about the power line, maybe, but it was there and I couldn’t be bothered removing it, even in post production.  Look how clear the water is, though.  It’s probably quite deep.

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This is Reine.

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Ten minutes north of Reine.

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I think this must be the strait between the islands of Moskenesøya and Flakstadøya, the southernmost large islands in the Lofoten archipelago.

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This and the next two images are on the side road into Nusfjord.

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When I arrived, I found my accommodation had been upgraded.  I was now in the centre of the village in a rorbu cabin large enough to sleep eight people.

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Nusfjord is a well-restored historical fishing village.

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Later in the evening, there was a drama developing involving this yacht with a lone French female sailor.

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A storm was blowing in and even in the protected waters of the fjord, the yacht was at risk in its outer mooring.

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People from other vessels assisted in moving the yacht from the original moorings,

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across the small harbour,

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and pulling in to dock on the other side.

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However, even here was not protected enough,

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so the yacht was pulled along the dock,

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taking care not to scrape along the dock,

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and up to a much larger vessel,

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squeezing carefully and delicately past,

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until the yacht was tied up alongside.

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‘Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
“Come in,” she said,
“I’ll give ya shelter from the storm”

4 comments on “Shelter from the storm

  1. Another awesome set of images. Surely you are aware of “Content Aware” in PS. Love the poem at the end.

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    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much Robert. I’m aware of content aware fill though I haven’t used it in any of these images. I suspect you are making an allusion that I’m missing.

      The “poem” is the opening verse of Shelter from the Storm, a track in Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks album from 1975.

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