David’s Wet Dream

Jeg vet jeg blir en skuffelse for min venn, David, som mer enn alt ønsket seg noe helt spektakulært fra en av våre største og villeste elver nå i vårflommen, men – det har jeg dsessverre ingen mulighet til å skaffe deg. For det første har ikke smeltingen kommet skikkelig i gang der oppe i høyfjellet selv om det nok sildrer og renner friskt her nede i lavlandet. For det andre er det ganske langt å kjøre for en gammel mann og – når den ene elva etter den andre går over sine flommål – både foran og bak meg – så er sjansene gode til å bli fanget i en eller annen oversvømmelse grunnet manglende folkevett.
Isteden har jeg tatt et bilde av en meget lokal bekk som vanligvis ikke ser slik ut på dette stedet. Og så får du heller bruke din forestillingsevne og tenke deg at dette lille stryket er i målestokk 1:1000?   Uansett er det jo ‘vått’?!  🙂
I know that I’ll become a great disappointment to my friend, David, with this picture!
He wanted most of all a raging river, foaming with wild strength, from one of our largest and wildest rivers now in the melting season of spring.
But,  David,  the melting hasn’t really started up in the high mountains as of yet, even if our local creeks are running freely at the time. Secondly it’s going to be a rather long drive for an old man and – when one river after another suddenly rises above any expectations roads may suddenly be closed, bridges destroyed and – it may be easy to get trapped in a flood one can’t get out of. So I think I’ll play it reasonably safe and remain at home.
Instead I’ve taken a picture of a very local creek which don’t look anything like what’s usual! Please use your imagination and think that this picture is in a scale of 1:1000?
And after all it’s pretty wet?!  🙂

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10 Responses to David’s Wet Dream

  1. Well it is a beautiful picture none the less Svein, and you do right in playing it safe away from any flood water..
    I remember when we travelled to the Mountains in Austria, how fast and furious some of the rivers ran.. That was in the end of May.. oh it has to be in the late 90’s now…

  2. Discretion better than foolish valour……leave it a week or so and I bet you will still be able to bring us some dramatic waters 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Well, now the I’ve bought myself a new phone I’m always packing a camera of som sort.
      I kind of wish that I’d waited another week, though. Naturally Huawei opened about yet another mobile camera with 40 mpx, but at least I got the one with 20 mpx and artificial intelligence (where my own won’t suffice 🙂 )

      • As they say…who needs a camera? 🙂

        • Seenorway says:

          ell, with the mobile cameras ranging fro 2-8 mpx I know I did, but now giant steps seems to have been taken? So when I wanted a back-up ‘pocket camera’ I got myself a new phone:
          Huawei Mate 1o Pro. From now on I’ll shoot a couple of pictures with my phone as well – just for future comparison.

          • On our Scottish trip I did just that…I posted to Facebook and Blog from Phone images so that I didn’t have to download and process the camera images till we got back home. I don’t think anyone noticed any difference so It cannot have been that bad

  3. Seenorway says:

    In this particular spot in this local creek of mine there is on a daily basis a mere trickle of water running by. That if it’s not raining in which case it’s abou 1/10 of this picture. But if a small locval creek may swell to these volumes now, just try to imagine what a river – half a mile across – running out of a mountain area would look like in a forthnight from now? It looks like we’ll be taking a beating. Our northern railway is hanging in the air over a distance of 35-45 meters. The ground has all but disappeared in a slide! And I think we’ll be seeing more of this as the weeks go by.

  4. -Eugenia says:

    I can imagine one has to cautious when the snow starts to melt. You don’t want to be out and around when rivers are cresting. The pic of the local creek will suffice for me.

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