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    Aalesund as you don't normally see it: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11324394.ece

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      While we wait for more personal pictures from Sterkoder, here is today's crop from smp.no.: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11326515.ece

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        I mention the skijump competition in Brosundet in post #781. Here is some pictures to prove it: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11328717.ece
        For some reason they did not show any pictures of those who jumped naked this year. Why???

        Here is a video shot by Drone: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11329222.ece
        Some cut from the skijumping, but still no naked jumpers.

        More pictures of the activity: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11329061.ece

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          And then it is all over for this time. They have left from Aalesund as they arrived, in cold wet and miserable weather: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11330502.ece
          Next port: Kristiansand.

          Pictures from sea level: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11330344.ece
          Last edited by ombugge; July 18th, 2015, 17:44.

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          These two pictures probably describe the conditions during Tall Ship Race in Aalesund in 2015 better than most.
          Besides they are very good pictures of reflections:





          Both from smp.no. Photographer; Geir Einarsen.

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            I'm told by Facebook that if I insert a link to an album on my FB page, everyone can see the pictures, even if they don't have a FB account...., so therefore, here are my pictures from Tall Ships Race 2015 in Ålesund:

            https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=7f29415cab
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              Yes, that works - and they're superb photos.
              Cheers,

              Mark.

              www.pologlover.co.uk

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                Thanks Mark! :-)
                Just finished repacking my suitcase and rechargeing my camera batteries...., Paris..., here I (we) come!!! :-) :-D
                (No pc brought, so pictures will not be available other than iPhone-to-Facebook until last days of July)
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  Yes I can see the pictures without having to join Facebook. Thanks.
                  It may not be too long before you can see the Tall Ships back in Aalesund: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11336183.ece

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                    Aalesund in the 1950s was a town of about 10,000 population, but during the herring season there could be as many fishermen and workers in town.
                    It was also complete prohibition against legal sale of alcohol, which opened a wide market for sale of illicit home brew and moonshine, or anything else containing alcohol.
                    It was said that a fisherman stopped one of the town originals to enquire where he could buy some.
                    - "Do you see that yellow house with a tower and a cross on top over there"??
                    - "Yes"
                    - "That is Bedehuset. (Prayer house). There you don't get any".

                    I grew up in Aalesund during those years and remember it well, but let me shear some videos found on smp.no lately:
                    http://www.smp.no/storfiskarar/article11298873.ece

                    I was one of the "Sildeguttane" at the time:
                    http://www.smp.no/storfiskarar/article11299020.ece

                    The fishing boats and the technology in use was not up to today's standard:
                    http://www.smp.no/storfiskarar/article11301694.ece

                    I this last one we see the use of what was known as "hjelparar", which was boats without their own means of catching. They were called in to assist to keep the seiners from drifting over their own nets, or towards shore. They were also used to take part of the catch when there were more herring in the net than the seiner could load herself. They received a shear of the catch for their service:
                    http://www.smp.no/storfiskarar/article11299007.ece

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                      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                      And here is a timelaps video of this years "Slinningsbaal": http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...le11225625.ece
                      Looks windy and cloudy.

                      There are other places in the world where they light up big bone fires made mainly of pallets: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleventh_Night

                      But to build one in the middle of a housing estate may not be the smartest you can do:


                      They also burn old tires, which must be giving off a lot of black and toxic smoke:
                      http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne...-30982204.html

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                        The history of Klippfisk production in the "good old days" when the salted fish was spread out on the rocks to be dried by wind and sun to become "Bacalao", mainly for the Brasil, Portugal and Spanish market.

                        The back breaking work was mainly done by women and older children, while the menfolks were out fishing: http://www.smp.no/storfiskarar/article11301829.ece

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                          All you need to know about Aalesund as a tourist: http://www.vg.no/forbruker/reise/rei...en/a/23477953/

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                            More attraction for you on your next visit to Fjellstua: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/alesundogo...k-11707642.ece

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                              Another foreigner's view of Aalesund: http://trippingblonde.com/alesund/
                              Lots of pictures to.

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