Photographer's Note

Fedje is a relatively important island at the Norwegian coast. It is perhaps mostly known for the submarine laying right off the island. The submarine sank during the WW2 while carrying huge amounts of quicksilver. This quicksilver is threatening to pollute the water if it leaks out. This will damage the animal life of the entire coast of Western Norway. The government has two options: Either lift the submarine out of the water, or cover it. Since the submarine was discovered in 2003, the government has been delaying a decision numerous times. It was first decided that they would cover it, then lift it, then now they want to cover it again. It has been outraging to follow this case as a coastal citizen. To cover it wouldn't fix everything. The whole coast wants to lift it, but as long as nothing happens the chances for leaks increase.

Anyway, the traffic central overlooking the ship traffic in Western Norway is at Fedje and this lighthouse is making sure the ships find their way around the island. Fedje is one of the windiest places in Norway and is located right at the start of the open sea, so these aren't the most peaceful waters. Here from a late evening 5 years ago.

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Additional Photos by Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 53 N: 654] (3326)
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