Here are some pictures from a phototrip to Julshamna in Møre og Romsdal county
We have had lots of nice weather this summer. We even set some record high temperatures. After a few days of rain, the sun came out and my son and I decided to grab our photogear and go out to the coast to visit the little inlet Julshamna in the municipality of Fræna, Møre og Romsdal county. This is about a one hour drive from where we live east of the town Molde. This is on one of the most dreaded stretches of the Norwegian coast.
Julshamna may be translated to Julsharbour.
Coming to Julshamna a summer evening, with a beautiful sunset and just a light breeze, tells little about the life of the people, who through the centuries, lived here. Not much of the old community is left.
From a search in the National library I learn that Julshamna was marked on old Norwegian maps. This means it was a place where boats landed. There must have been a store there at some time, as one person I found was titled “Store clerk in Julshamna”. I find mentioned that in the winter of 1800, a fishing crew got bad weather on their way home and was able to make it to Julshamna. By the time the reached land, one of the crewmembers had died. The captain of the crew was Ole(Olle) Osnes.
Knowing how bad the weather on the coast can get, we easily understand that many times the life must have been pretty rough here.
From late 1800’s to well after the second world war, passenger-, and cargosteamers trafficing the coast called at Julshamna. As the inlet is too small and shallow, the steamers did not dock, but were serviced by smaller boats bringing passengers and cargo to and from the anchored wessel. This could be a daunting task a dark and windy winterday.
It looks like some work has been done in later years to shelter the harbour from the ocean by heightening the jetties around it. Today the harbour is used to moore leisure boats.
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I guess this post ends my “summervacation” from blogging. I will now try to post about genealogy. If you have ideas to topics I might cover, please don’t hesitate to contact me. It may also be things that I have written that you would like me to elaborate on. I am always hapåpy to hear from you!