Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I is for Inspiration in ABC Wednesday

Or maybe the title should have been "I is for The lack of Inspiration" since I could not be inspired by my own pictures to find a title that covered the subject. However - here goes:

The pictures shows two of the veterans in the local traffic of the fjords between Bergen and the northern part of the county of Hordaland, Norway. The first one is the old steamer "D/S Oster" (mentioned here before). The ship is 100 years old this year and was a mainstay in the local traffic for many years. The other one is "M/S Bruvik", built in 1949 and serves now as a sightseeing ship. Many of my childhood memories are centred around these two ships as we travelled between Bergen and our summer cottage northeast of Bergen. The pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago when the ships were on their way to a yearly local festival at Modalen. They are here shown at the end of Osterfjorden.

The ships are here entering the tide current known as Mostraumen. It is about 600 meters long and 50 - 60 meters wide at it most narrow point.

And finally they are into the more open waters of Mofjorden - thr last 6.5 km long strech before Modalen itself.


Only, I lacked the Inspiration for a good title...


Today's post is part of the the third round of ABC Wednesday. The founder, Denise Nesbitt, has changed the rules to make the system more practical. There is now a no-comment blog where you can post a copy or short version of your post with a link-back to your original post for the full version and comments. Scanning through this no-comment blog will give you more Inspirational Is! She has also set up a new site where you can log on via Mr. Linky if you want to do that.

39 comments:

Louise said...

The title is as good as any. The pictures are by far wonderful enough to make up for any (perceived by you) inadequacies in the title!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Nostalgiske båter i praktfulle omgivelser. Flott :-)

Brian said...

We have used the same title this week, but two differnt subjects, lovely photos of ships and water at there best.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

what scenic beauty, unbeatable

ArneA said...

Er det dette som kalles antitestisk?
luring

John said...

Tre velkomponert bilder.
Det så veldig idyllisk ut også.

Abraham Lincoln said...

The scenes are just flat out beautiful.

I published a post about squirrels and other animals and some of the problems they have. I hope you can take the time to read it. That animals suffer and we do not seem to notice seems so sad. Look at my Dances on Sunshine

Granny Smith said...

Can there be any photo of Norway that is not inspiring? These are lovely photos. One might say inspired.

Reader Wil said...

You don't need a title RuneE, for these photos are so fantastically beautiful. They are breath taking. In Norway everything is great.

Reader Wil said...

I just saw your comment on my blog. Yes we Europeans have a lot to think about. We have caused a lot of trouble in the world in our colonies.
Waterfalls: yes the Norwegian falls are much higher and more impressive too. Norway is the most beautiful country I have seen and I was also in New Zealand.

Aileni said...

Your pictures show your wonderful scenery to good effect. Black and white would not do it justice.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I answered your comment on my blog under the post at Dances on Sunshine. However, I thought I woud see if you recall this incident?

You are right of course about Golf Courses.

Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s I got deeply involved in environmental issues and collected a lot of material about poisons and chemicals and there is a case where a golf course was sprayed one night and the next morning, a golfer was playing golf and his skin began falling off his body. I think it was in Chicago. He must have been very allergic to the toxins they used but still, who would ever imagine such a thing happening but it did.

I just wish we had computers and the Internet in thos days but none of us did.

photowannabe said...

For lacking inspiration I think you were inspired.
You live in such a beautiful land and I would love to travel on either of those ships.

Daniel J Santos said...

excellent, beautiful place and a excellent post.

leslie said...

You may have lacked inspiration for a title, but you have definitely inspired me to a desire to visit your native land! Well done with fantastic photos!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Again, the beauty of Norway is displayed in your photos!

babooshka said...

What a wonderful title. Your posts text and images are always inspiratinal, impressive and interesting.

shutter happy jenn said...

oh my goodness... so great pictures!

My "I" picture is posted here. Happy Wednesday!

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Beautiful photos.

Columbo said...

You post inspirational photos, and that's what it is all about. I love your site.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

YOU are the one who is an "I"nspiration, Rune! You take such lovely, lovely photographs. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Island Rambles Blog said...

These photos are as good as it gets for me...wonderful scenery and memories you have shared..thanks for explaining the ABC new system...I did my first ABC post today and I don't think I did it right as I am new to memes and it looks like there are two ABC sites to link to.

Bear Naked said...

Your post and your photos seem very "inspirational" to me.

Bear((( )))

raf said...

Stunning as always, Rune, your images of Norway's countryside. Of course, I'm always partial to the many shots you include of boats.

antigoni said...

Beautiful pictures and memories.

Barbara Martin said...

Awesome photographs of the ships and the background scenery! What a wonderful country you live in!

The title is just fine.

naturglede said...

Så flotte båter du viser idag. Inspirasjoner noe vi alle trenger så det var et fint valg for ABC.

PERBS said...

Since I am not really acquainted with your country, maybe I am wrong but maybe you could use Inside passage for the ships excursion? Anyway, the photos are very INSPIRATIONAL!

BTW, the three emails I mailed you this afternoon were all returned to me. I don't get it because I copied your addy and pasted it to all the same. sorry! At least you got one of them but I wanted you to see all three. sigh

evlahos said...

excellent shots. i really admire your land.

Blue said...

Imparting such fine photos is enough.

Ida said...

Flott serie! :)
Litt sånn "Brudeferden i Hardanger" aktig. ;)
Pittoresk...
"Oster" såg jeg ved kai i Bergen i helga, med alle bloggdamene på tur.

splummer said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!!! The trip was very inspiring to me!!! Take Care!!

Sherrie

Gordon said...

You've inspired me once again; the photos are superb!

mrsnesbitt said...

Loved the waving from the girls on the rock, true understanding of the significance of the people onboard the ship.

Tommy said...

great photos. I love taking boat rides. This boat almost looks to big for that small channel.

nonizamboni said...

A wonderful post in spite of your lack of 'inspiration.' Great photos of the ships and surrounding countryside. Thanks for sharing!

Dragonstar said...

An Interesting ans Informative post - and very decorative, as well!

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

The BC coast has a quite a few places where the tide rips through and the slack tide is when it is safe to travel by boat, one example is Skookumchuck Narrows, north from Vancouver.

Greyscale Territory said...

Those boats look so fascinating and the setting is glorious! Beautiful pics!