Norway 2014

In October of 2014 I voyaged again to Norway, calling at several places with whale and whaling related collections in particular Bergen, Honningsvag and Tromso, As often happens it is the unexpected things that often inspire me the most.  The seal skulls at Tromso (sealing was an important part of arctic whaling) and the rock carvings at Alta of ships and fish.

Four Tromso Seals

Grey, Harbour, Bearded and Hooded Seal Skulls

As I usually travel in the summer, it also reminded me of the power of the seas, as we were stuck in the Irish sea until the weather improved taking shelter in the lee of the Isle of Man and although we set sail form Bristol we eventually ended up in Liverpool!