Peaceful and prestine?

Veien inn til den lille bygda ‘Veitastrondi’ i Luster kommune kan se stille og fredelig ut, men – her er det grunnlag for å tenke seg om. Veien er smal, stikker av og till inn i selve fjellet, gjennom svarte tunneler samtidig som denne bygda stadig mister  sitt veisamband grunnet snøras eller steinsprang!  Så bor det heller ikke så veldig mange her inne!
Studer bildet. Fredelig og urørt natur? Men – stein vokser ikke opp av bakken. Stein kommer tvert imot oppe fra fjellet som ruver over veien. Og det er ikke ‘småstein’ akkurat.
Like foran oss ligger det steiner større enn hus! Men – de faller altså ikke hver dag!  🙂
The road leading to the small settlement named ‘Veitastrondi’ in the municipality of ‘Luster’, may look peaceful and pristine but – there are good reasons to contemplate whether to drive on. The road is narrow, dips into the mountain through dark tunnels, and frequently through the years blocked by snow slides or falling rocks. And it not ‘pebbles’ – really! Not that many live inside this valley!
Please study this picture for a second. Rocks don’t grow out of the ground! They tend to fall from above, broken loose from the mountain walls towering above the road! Some of them as large as a house! But then they don’t fall every day! Just once in a while! 🙂
If you want to see more from the valley and ‘the settlement of Veitastrond’, we published a full photo report including 48 ‘full screen pictures’ back in 2012, and you may see it all behind this link:  https://seenorway.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/veitastrond/

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'See Norway' vil i fremtid befatte seg med å vise bildereportasjer fra byer, kommuner og tettsteder rundt i Norge. 'See Norway' will take pride in showing you picture reports from communities and settlements throughout Norway. Contact: post@roby.no
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9 Responses to Peaceful and prestine?

  1. -Eugenia says:

    Whoa, those rocks look pretty treacherous! I’ve some catching up to do reading posts of my favorite bloggers. Between eye appointments and appliance deliveries, I’m a little behind! 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      But I know you’re there and that’s the main thing! 🙂

      • -Eugenia says:

        Yes, I’m still plugging along. 🙂 I have the cataract procedure on my right eye in September. Even though I’m nervous, I am anxious to get it done.

        • Seenorway says:

          Aw, sorry to hear that you are not entirely well, and I’m not sure just what you will be doing, but I’vew heard that some of these operations wwon’t last for more than 2-4 months? But then again time moves forward. They nmight have found new methods today?
          Crossing my fingers for you! If I’m right, I have an inkling of the same, but too old to let it bother me any more . . .

          • -Eugenia says:

            The new methods (laser) are quite successful, however, also expensive. I found an excellent eye clinic, which explained the procedure from A to Z. They actually replace the cloudy lens in the eye with a new one. I feel I don’t have choice because my vision has become too blurry for driving.

            • Seenorway says:

              I misunderstood you! I thought you were talking about blockage of tear channels.
              Yes, I know that procedure. They make a small incision and suck the old lense out of your eye; then replacing it with an artificial one. And suddenly you may see like a hawk! 🙂 But I do believe you’ll still have to use glasses for that last meter (reading distance)
              Here in Norway we have a free health service, but in order to get this at an early stage, we’ll have to pay for it ouselves. Approximately
              $ 5000, but if our sight is impaired by as much as 75% our official health care will foot the bill!
              I’m told from my optician that the actual cost is less than 1000 dollars!

            • Seenorway says:

              Well, Franci –
              You seemed to have overlooked a ‘roadsign’ here also! 🙂 When you studied my ‘Beauty Spot’, you seem to have overlooked that it was supposed to take you on a trip? To give you something to remember me by? 🙂
              There was a link there, girl. And in capital letters too! 🙂

  2. Seenorway says:

    Yes, but in this case the mountain is to your right, the rock to your left and you and the road dead center! 🙂

    If anyone would like to see more from my trip through the valley and the settlement of Veitastrond, we published a full 48 pics
    photo-report back in 2012 which may be seen behind this link: https://seenorway.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/veitastrond/

  3. Wow falling rocks the size of a house. You’d sure want to be a good distance away from that

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