Sunday, July 26, 2009


A whirlpool at the Maelstraum; incredible current, depth, etc.

The seagulls feasted by the hundreds

It's evidently a great fishing hole

This guy was catching them two at a time, no kidding

Another sleek Norwegian bridge over it all

Just short of Bodo is the Saltstraumen Maelstraum. The fiord narrows to just 150 meters, and the tide rushes in and out 4 times daily, reaching 28 knots, 87 gazillion gallons or so. The current, whirlpools, etc., are impressive, as are the fisher-persons and sea gulls that gather for the fish feast. The whole area is dominated by a another huge, sleek, high Norwegian bridge.

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