Verdens ende (Vestfold)

Nei, du får ingen ny dato for jordens undergang eller andre “dommedagsprofetier”!  Bare ‘lille gamle meg’ som har besøkt søndre Tjøme og “Verdens ende” med sitt kamera til felles glede for alle.

No, you won’t get another date for a coming ‘dooms day’ or other dark prophecies. It’s only ‘little old me’ with my camera who has visited southern Tjøme, and what’s called ‘the ends of Earth’, for our common enjoyment.
Det første jeg la merke til er den voldsomme forskjellen i flora sammenlignet med innlandet. Man skulle jo nesten ikke tro at noe kunne trives på en karrig biotop, i hovedsak bestående av granitt, rullestein og grus, men her vokser og gror det!

The first noticable thing, is the enormous difference in flora compared to what I found in the inland regions. It’s nearly unthinkable that anything would thrive in a biotope for the mostly consisting of  Granite, rocks and gravel, but growing it does! And how!

– mens landskapet ellers har sterke likhetstrekk med det man finner på Sørlandet

Otherwise the landscape has strong similarities to what one might find in the coastal regions further south –

Og utenfor klippene ligger havet med sine stadig skiftende farger og bølger…
Outside the barren rocks lies the ocean with its ever shifting colors and waves –

Noen ganger  var det tilsynelatende ingen grenser for naturens skjønnhet –

At times there seemed to be no end to the beauty of the nature –

Og hevet man blikket aldri så bitte litt grann, var det vanskelig ikke å komme i “feriestemning” – selv for en pensjonist som meg…
Rising my gaze a fraction, it wasn’t very hard to get into ‘holliday mode’ even for a pensioner like myself –

For de som tenker seg granitt som noe utrolig hardt og solid, har jeg en liten overraskelse:
Her ser det ut til at granitten for noen milliarder år siden fløt som et tynnere lag på toppen av helt andre steinslag og steinmasser. Det virket som granitten her varierte fra 5-15 cm i tykkelse –
For those of you that think of Granite as something exeptional hard an solid, I have a small surprise! Studying the image above, it seems that Granite some billion years ago, was floating a top of other rock layers of a quite different type? The Granite layer itself seemed to vary from only 2 to 7 inches in thickness . . .


Men havets evige bølger vil over tid forme selv granitten –

But the ever lasting waves from the ocean will in time form even the Granite formations -‘

På innsiden – i små sprekker og lommer mellom fjellrabbene fant jeg en mykere side av naturen –

On the inside of the rocks,  among cracks and crevises I found another and softer side of nature –

Noen ganger ble vannpyttene så store at de faktisk dannet et slags “våtmarksområde” for fuglene i området
At times the ponds throughout the area could have a size bringing my thoughts to a wet land area for birds –
Stadig snublet jeg over små idyller i naturen –

All the time I stumbled across new wonders in this exiting place –
Men – grunnet sol og vind – man blir både tørst og sulten når man vandrer slik jeg gjør her. Og ryktene vil ha det til at det skal finnes en restaurant her ute i ødemarken . . .

But – due to the sun and winds – one becomes both thursty and hungry walking the fields like I do now. And there  is a rumour about some restaurant to be found in these desolate areas . . .

Gjennom en liten overgrodd kløft kom jeg plutselig i  en strand-idyll bedre enn det meste – Verdens ende!
Through a small and partly overgrown ravine, I suddenly emerged into summer paradise exceeding most expectations – ‘The End of Earth’

For de som ikke måtte vite det fra før, så har “Verdens ende” en all deles utmerket havn dersom du velger å besøke stedet med egen båt. Og det er kort vei til restauranten på toppen av fjellet dersom man ikke selv evner å trylle frem noen kulinariske lekkerbiskner

To those whom have no prior knowledge of the area, the Ends of Earth prides itself in having an excellent harbour (in case you plan to visit the area with your own boat). And there is a reasonably short walk to the top of the ‘mountain’ where it in fact is an excellent small restaurant which serves good food when needed.

Og siden sulten hadde pepet i tarmene en god stund, valgte jeg å besøke dette etablissementet der oppe på toppen med sin vidunderlige utsikt over omgivelsene.
Det var da dagens artige episode startet:

And since I’d been hungry for quite a while, I chose to visit this establishment with its wonderful view of the surroundings.
Thats’s when the fun of the day started –

Jeg tok et raskt overblikk over menyen som hang på veggen godt synlig ved siden av bestillingsdisken, tok så peiling på en mann i 40-årene med hvit skjorte der bak disken. Antagelig hovmesteren…

I studied the menue which was hanging clearly visible on the on the wall by the reception desk, focusing on a man in his fourthies behind the desk, wearing a white shirt and possibly being the head waiter . . .

‘Jeg tar gjerne en gravlaks og en flaske lettøl?’
“Æh, – hva skal du ha, sa du?”

“En gravlaks med peppersaus!  Slik det står på menyen!”
“Øh, hvilken meny? Hvor har du sett dette?”
Jeg kaster et raskt blikk på veggen for å forsikre meg om at det ikke er jeg som er gal.
Jeg satte en brun pekefinger på oppslaget og leste:
“Dagens anbefaling: Laksesmørbrød med peppersaus!
Har dere ikke dette?”
Mannen kom helt frem bak disken og presset nesen mot oppslaget.

‘I’ll have a ‘gravelax’ (Norw. speciality: Raw salomon marinated in salt, sugar and dill) with pepper sauce and a bottle of non alcoholic beer, please?’
‘Eh, what did you say you wanted, sir?’
I’d like a ‘gravelax’ with pepper sauce, like it says in the menue, and a bottel of non alcoholic beer, please?’
‘Eh, what menue, sir. Where have you seen this’?
I took a quick glance at the wall, just to ensure that I wasn’t the one who had lost my mind in the sun. Putting my finger on the first line in the menue, I read:
‘Recommended today: Salomon sandwich with pepper sauce! Don’t you have this?’
The man came forward from behind his desk and pressed his nose up against the menue –

“Æh, – hm. Dagens anbefaling også ja. Hm! Ja, et øyeblikk.”
Han vinket febrilsk og en søt servitrise fra Danmark kom ilende til assistanse.

“Hvordan virker dette kassaapparatet?”
Hun slo smilende inn min bestilling.

“Også var det en lettøl”,  forsøkte jeg…
Mannen så fortvilet på meg.
“Vi har bare Aass?”
“Ja, det går greit så lenge det er uten alkohol. Jeg kjører!”

Sexsymbolet fra Danmark snudde seg kjapt.
“Han skal ha en Munkholm!”
“Åh, ja visst!”

‘ Even the recommendation of the day, yes, I see – eh,  just a moment . . .
He waived desperately to a sweet looking waitress from Denmark who immediately rushed to his assistance.

‘How does this cash register work?’
Smiling sweetly, she entered my order.
‘And then there was the non alcoholic beer’ I reminded him –
‘We only have Aass beer’, he said hopefully.
‘I don’t mind as long as it’s non alcoholic’, I explained. ‘I’m driving!’

“He wants a Munkholm”, said the ‘sexsymbol from Denmark’
‘Oh, yes, of course!’

Men så begynte det å rette seg. Maten kom på bordet på under 5 minutter og det samme gjorde en duggkald Munkholm. Solen skinte og alt var deilig. Også maten. Utenfor sto det karakteristiske “vippefyret” i silhouett mot synsranden

But now things started in the right direction. The food was on the table inside 5 minutes and also a nicely chilled Munkholm. The sun shone brightly from a blue heaven and everything was as pleasant as a summer day by the sea can possibly be.
On the outside I could inspect the old and very special lighthouse from the very old times –
Og før jeg forlater dere for denne gang, legger jeg ut noen skikkelige “feriebilder” med glatte svaberg og glitrende sjø slik at dere kommer i god ekte “sørlandsferie-modus”

Before I leave you hanging, I’ll publish a few pictures which are special for this part of the contry. Glittering sea and warm granite rocks which will most likely put you in a ‘holliday mode’


(Compliments of SRB )

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22 Responses to Verdens ende (Vestfold)

  1. Sharon says:

    What an absolute feast for my eyes! Thank you for sharing these photos, I have looked at these photos over and over, my eyes cannot drink in enough of the beauty of them. I wish I knew how to download these photos as I would love to make prints of these, especially 5, 9 and 15. I love the ocean … you are talented with the camera Oscar. Why did you leave such a place of beauty? When I win the lottery Tjome will definately be on ‘bucket list’!

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Sharon,
      So I’ve hit the target with you this time? How nice! It gives me inspiration to make yet another trip to the island of Tjøme, possibly late may this year.
      And I’ll look forward to catch new small marvels to show you. You may not use these pictures commercially, but feel free to make as many prints you want for your own walls.
      I don’t mind! And please be back for more. By the way, there are already approximately 2500 pictures in here. Take a digital trip!

  2. Breathtakingly Beautiful🙂 Such is Mother Earth.. xox

  3. RoSy says:

    So much beauty…

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you, Rosy –
      Willing to make an experiment? How about looking up SeeNorway on Facebook?
      Please copy the introduction to ‘The end of Earth’ and post it on your own FB-pages?
      How do you think all your friends would react to it?

  4. Ja kjenner meg igjen der ute på verdens ende, vakkert med alle de strandnellikkene og blomstene der. Kunne godt tenkt meg ett bloggtreff der igjen..😉
    men siden bloghog startet har jeg ikke hørt ett ymt om bloggtreff, synd..
    Koselig å se de fine bildene dine, skal ta meg en dag og titte over bloggen din her.:)
    Klem.!

    • Seenorway says:

      Hei Jorunn,
      Det var lenge siden. Går det bra med deg? Nei, jeg tror liksom ikke Bloghog er stor nok til at det blir mange nok som tar seg tid til slikt treff, men det var vel ett i Stavanger en gang fort lenge siden? Som du ser, er min nye blogg en internasjonal sådan. Og etter at jeg åpnet en FB-profil for litt ekstra markedsføring så logger jeg nå fra 600-1000 besøk pr dag. Da er jeg omtrent der jeg skal være. (Har faktisk vært helt oppe i 3000, men det er mer sjeldent!)
      Men jeg tror jeg har funnet nøkkelen til hvordfan man kan drive dette med en viss fremgang. Du må barfe surfe så mye du vil! Hadde vært veldig hyggelig!

  5. Patrizia M. says:

    Bellissima serie di foto, è un’immersione totale nella natura e nella sua bellezza.
    Ciao, Patrizia

  6. kalabalu says:

    where the flowers blooms
    no darkness looms
    and when you zoom
    you capture moments that fill your room
    of color, freshness, solid feel
    all outside and real

  7. kelihasablog says:

    Beautiful photos!😀

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you Kelihasablog,
      I was pretty happy with them myself, but for some reason very few ‘Likes’ even if I have given everybody a double chance to see them. Must consider my efforts here for a while . . .

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  9. kalabalu says:

    End of the world begins the journey , we are about to see :)) See Norway with me :))

    • Seenorway says:

      Yes, it’s Dec. 21st today, isn’t it🙂 In France there seemes to be hundres of people awaiting a ‘rescue UFO’ to appear out of a local mountain to take them away!And I think there was a similar story 25-30 years back when a religious congregation of some sort were waiting for another UFO. The ended up performing collectiv suicide as I recall.
      Our world is a crazy one! And it’s time people believed in themselves and their own abilities to survive rather than a lot of bullshit from religious leaders. I’m going nowhere! And I’ll sure as hell be talking to you tomorrow!🙂

  10. vestlending says:

    Ah, deilig å få føle sommeren’s milde vindpust leke med håret, kjenne lukten av hav, høre humlen surre, bølgene skvulpe! bildene her sammen med din fantastiske beskrivelse fikk meg til å leve meg rett tilbake til sommerens herlige favntak! mange takk! ser med lengsel frem til neste reportasje!

    • Seenorway says:

      Ja, tusen takk! Jeg har jo litt materiell å ta av. Det er mer et spørsmål om tid, for det er jo i disse dager også en del andre småting som må finne sin løsning. Neste reportasje kommer antagelig fra Solvorn i Luster (Sogn) Og så får vi vel se hvor mange som etter hvert oppdager denne bloggen samt i hvilken grad det kan være attraktivt å få publisert noen bilder fra sitt hjemsted?

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