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Boathouses in Breiviksunde

Breiviksundet

24.06.2018 - 15:33

Goltasund bridge and Goltasundet

Goltasundet

16.06.2018 - 17:34

For generations the land-seine was the most important tool for catching herring and mackerel, and therefore a suitable casting bay was worth its weight in gold. Goltasundet (the Golta sound) on Golta was such a place. Here the herring often drifted in and fantastic casts might be made here.

The Salting shed at Trælevika.

Trellevik

16.06.2018 - 17:35

Toftestallen

Toftestallen

18.03.2018 - 08:09

The large coastal waves that crash down on the islands west in the sea gather their energy from storms and winds all the way out in the North Atlantic Ocean. The most common place of origin is nonetheless the North Sea. When these waves break over the skerries and islets along the shore, or on the rocky outermost islands, their energy is released. This takes the form of turbulence in the water and sea spray up on land. Can the enormous energy contained in the waves be exploited?

This little mountain in the picture sticks up because the layers are tilted on their sides.

Toftøyna

27.03.2019 - 15:07

The saw tooth pattern is clearly visible from Skora Mountain southwards toward Tellnes and Skogsvågen.

Haganes

12.06.2018 - 19:59

The gneiss landscape west and north of Bergen viewed in profile can remind us of a saw blade of the kind that has long, slanted sides that get broken off shorter transverse sides. It has taken several hundred million years to file this saw blade, an enduring interplay between various geological processes.

Curvy scours in the bedrock (

Golta- Gneiss

16.06.2018 - 17:33

Over thousands of years, autumn storms and strong land-driving winds have cleaned the bare rocks of Golta. The waves can beat far in over land and make it dangerous to walk along the shoreline. When the storms have calmed, the results of their work comes into view.

Stone quarry in Kollevågen, 1922

Hanøy

12.06.2018 - 16:56

Frøland power station and lake Frøland.

Frøland

18.03.2018 - 08:03

Much rain, a steep drop and nearness to Bergen meant that the power-making potential of the Samnanger water system was exploited early. Samnanger was thus one of the first power-producing municipalities in western Norway. With its subsequent expansion and new power stations, about 400 gigawatts of electricity per hour were produced on average each year. This is enough to meet the energy needs of 25,000 households.

Hjelmevågen, Øygarden

Hjelmo

16.06.2018 - 18:29

On the farm Hjelmo, furthest north in Øygarden, in the innermost part of a long bay, there is a fine boatshed collection with a church beside it. From times immemorial this has probably been the fish-shed location for these farm units and this was also the landing place for the churchgoers.

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