Her, ytterst i havgapet, har et par familier funnet levemåten i generasjoner. Fiske, med litt jordbruk i tillegg, har vært tilstrekkelig. Her har barn vokst opp, rop og barnelatter har fylt hverdagene. I uværsdagene med kuling og sludd har huset gitt ly og trygghet.
I dag er stedet fraflyttet og har vært det lenge. De gode fiskeriene som ga levemåten er borte. Sjøen var tildligere riksvegen som bandt sammen. Nå skiller den.
De aller fleste mennesker bor nå i grender, tettsteder og byer. Få der kan forestille seg hvordan det var å vokse opp å leve slik. For dem som bodde der, var det slik verden var.
Det var landet innenfor som var eksotisk.
Så nå står de få bygningene igjen og minner om en tid som var og som aldri kommer tilbake. Det kan være godt for oss andre å bli minnet på spennvidden i den menneskelig tilværelsen.
Here, on some skerries at the outer edge of the archipelago of the western coast of Norway, a few families have found a way of life for generations. Fishing, supplemented with some farming, has been adequate. Children grow up, their shouts and laughter filled the every day life. In bad weather days with gale force winds and sleet, the house provided shelter and safety.
Today the place is abandoned and has been so for a long time. The good fishing that gave a way of life is gone. The sea that was earlier the main road that bound together. Now it parts.
Most people now live in villages, towns and cities. Getting there can imagine what it was like to grow up to live like that. For those who lived there, it was the way the world was.It was in the country that was exotic.
So now is the few buildings left and Here, the outer edge, a few families have found the way of life for generations. Fishing, with some farming in addition, has been inadequate. Here, children grow up, shouts and laughter of children filled every day. In bad weather days with gale force winds and sleet, the house has provided shelter and safety.
Today is the place abandoned and has been for a long time. The good fishing that gave a way of life is gone. The sea was earlier the main road that bound together. Now it sets apart.
Most people now live in villages, towns and cities. Few there can imagine what it was like to grow up to live like that. For those who lived there, it was the way the world was.It was mainland that was exotic.
So, now are the few buildings left and reminiscent of a time that was and never come back. It may be good for us to be reminded of the scope of human existence i our own country.
1996. Seterøya i Harøyfjorden, Møre og Romsdal.
Minolta MD. Tokina 3,5/ 35-105mm.