Around and About - Peter Russell


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The Whaler's retreat

In the latter half of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries, Norway was one of the largest whaling nations on earth. Many of those who worked in this industry came from the island of Veierland, about 90 minutes south of Oslo. According to my best childhood friend, whose mother grew up on the island, and whose father was a harpooner, this house was built by a whaler who had spent 5 years in Antarctica hunting whales. When he came back home, he said he would never go back and built this house with absolutely no view of the sea ...

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