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Breaking the waves

Fishing harbor Photo, Berlevag, Norway

Two immense breakwaters protect the fishing harbor of Berlevåg from the raging waters of the Arctic Sea. They were built using 'Tetrapods', funny-looking concrete blocks stacked together. The breakwaters are so important to Berlevåg's survival as a community that a single tetrapod is placed like a statue to mark the town limits.

The southernmost breakwater, the 'Revnesmolo' can be easily visited by car when you follow the road to the Berlevåg kay. Remember to breathe superficially, the seagulls have made the breakwaters their domain and the smell is overpowering...

The Harbor Museum has more information on Berlevåg as a fishing community and on the history of the struggle with the sea.

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