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Obscura Day 2011 at the Saltstarumen Sound
In celebration of Obscura Day 2011, famed Finnish architect Sami Rintala and your humble photographer led a group of boys to the Saltstarumen Sound in northern Norway.
Located in Norland, the Saltstarumen Sound is the strongest tidal current in the world. Over 400 million metric tons of seawater slam through a three kilometer long and 150 meter wide strait at 73km/hour. And this happens every six hours! Large whirlpools form when the current is ats its most powerful. This is also one of the spots where very large fish can be caught. Saithe, cod, wolf-fish, rose-fish, coafish and halibut are to be had.
We six – a Canadian, an American (myself), three Finns, one Czech – braved cold, wind and rain to haul in seven good-sized saithe. A little beer and a nice fire served the perfect dinner.
Enjoy the shots!