Norwegian Gold

Nothing could have prepared me for my time in Norway. Even while I was there the immensity of the collective experiences seemed to elude me amid the extraordinary moments, the waiting between them and even the, albeit very brief, miserable ones. With more than thirty hours of travel on my own from Adelaide to Tromsø […]

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Dream Boat

Floating here seams so surreal. A contradiction of serene calm and the frantic busyness of a fishing vessel eager to depart with the spoils of their morning’s work. Just moments before the sea was alive with gulls in the air, with orca stealing from the nets and with humpback whales cruising, waiting for a catch […]

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Beauty in the Gloom

The classic orca images we see in posters of large dorsal finned animals cruising in pods through misty fjords are almost a clichéd view of the majesty of the orca. They are however just a surface glimpse, the tip of the orca, of their amazing lives below the surface. Here in Skjervøy in November there […]

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It’s All About The Fish

When we arrived in Skjervøy we realised for certain that it’s all about the fish and not the orca. This little Norwegian town with it’s spectacular backdrop of snow capped peaks is all about fishing. When we arrived in port we were struck with the scale of the fishing support infrastructure for such a tiny […]

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Breakfast Gatecrashers

Out before sunrise we headed east then south from Skjervøy in search of orca and hopefully to observe their hunting prowess on the migrating herring. The orca hunt herring by corralling them into a tighter and tighter swimming mass until the herring school forms a dense ball that the orca force to the surface. At […]

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