http://ertzgaard.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/logo_ertzgaard_paa_nett.png 0 0 Geir http://ertzgaard.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/logo_ertzgaard_paa_nett.png Geir2011-08-20 08:45:512017-02-24 22:33:16In honor of lighthouses
There are more than 200 lighthouses along the 25 148 kilometers (15626 miles) long Norwegian Coastline (83 000 km’s including islands). The first was built at Lindesnes in 1655, and the final automatization of the lighthouses was completed in 1992. There is drama connected with the lighthouses, built on treacherous rocks and dangerous islets along the storm ridden coast, the lighthouse guardians spent isolated lives either alone or with their families for months and years. In the early 1800’s pirates rode the waves with government consent, threatening busy merchant ships sailing the Continent and the British Isles. They’ve seen the ocean wrecking fishing weasels, and have been indispensable for making trade possible. Each of lighthouse has it’s own signature flashing routine to differentiate one lighthouse from another. Ignored for everything except their aesthetical beauty, if one were to write a Norwegian Adventure tale in the Wilbur Smith mode, you don’t have to go further than the lighthouses of the Norwegian coastline.