Lazy Days Before The Storm

It seems almost idyllic here with the orca in the waters off Skjervøy. The weather has been kind to us but that will not last for much longer. The mountains which create the deep fjords provide protection from the winds by limiting their fetch and keeping the seas calm. Still there are limits and a […]

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Beauty Below Me

Most times we entered the water with these beautiful animals they would simply dive down leaving us with a just tantalising glimpse as they disappeared into the depths. Even when they stayed close to us for a while out of curiosity the low light and the poor visibility meant that our human eyes were much […]

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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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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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