Surge

The past few weeks have been stormy. Even for coastal Norway, it has been exceptional. Gale warnings have been almost the norm. I noticed last night however, there was a surge warning in place for this morning. For the whole coastline south of Stad Peninsula, the tide was to be 60 cm higher than usual. So at high tide this morning, I made my way to the beach.

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First view of the waves.
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Looking back towards the village. The tide was so high the path was disappearing and waves were entering the lagoon.
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The bridge was also under water.
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Rounding the corner, the wind was quite refreshing.

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The sky was sullen.

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In summer, these fishermen’s huts are a favourite destination for barbecues.
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There were seabirds gliding over the water.
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This isn’t well focused, but I was fascinated by the way these birds seemed to be flitting along in the trough between the waves.
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Last year, this piece of art appeared. Remarkably, it is still standing. Usually, it is quite a way above the waterline.

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