Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Stadskipstunnel - animasjonsfilm av Nordwest3D

Hi! Just wanted to share a little movie about the tunnell that might be built here- it's a ship's tunnell, it's been planned for decades, but nothing has happened so far... It'll be built on our land...if you look closely, you will see the yellow seahouse!
Have fun:-)

Bare et lite innlegg i "kampen" om Stad Skipstunnel...hvis den kommer, så vil innslaget ligge borti sommerfjøsbeitet vårt. Følg med, så ser dere den gule sjøbuda vår!
Kos dere:-)


Terry said...

That is so amazing! I imagine it would take a very long time to build it if they ever did get around to starting it.

Ruth said...

For et prosjekt! Jeg har ikke hørt om det før, men det må jo bli et digert prosjekt.

Hyggelig å "se" deg igjen foresten. Jeg har tankt på deg.

ED BULEY said...

I like your site. Thanks! Here is a true story in return.

The cattle truck showed up an hour late but at least it did finally arrive. We grabbed a long strong rope, some feed and a four-wheel drive Ford Tractor that had a bucket loader on the front of it.. The man in the truck followed us over to the other barn which was across the road from the main barnyard.

The bull that we were after was almost as big as the tractor but he was white with some light brown spots and the tractor was blue. Many men have been mauled and even killed while trying to remove a bull from a pasture but this bull was good natured and like all cattle, loves feed.

Coaxing cattle with feed is an old trick and more often than not it serves the purpose perfectly. I've seen whole herds of heifers chase a quad down the road when a man sat on the back with a five gallon bucket of feed for them follow.

But, we weren't driving cattle this time, so we tried to lasso the bull and separate him from the heifers. The man who brought the truck was following the bull around a feed trough that was out in the middle of the pasture while trying to toss the looped end of the rope over the big bulls massive head. The first attempt failed because the rope only grabbed one-half of the bulls head so we had to wait for the beast to shake it off before we could try again.

The idea was to lasso the bull but to let the rope go once we did. Once the rope was finally around the bulls neck, the plan was to recapture the loose end of the tether and tie it to back end of the tractor while the bull was being preoccupied with the feed. It would have worked if the rope had fell just right on the first try but since it didn't the bull was spooked and wouldn't come close enough for us to try it again.

One has to be calm and quiet around cattle because they can spook easy. Seeing that we had no chance of capturing the bull under the circumstances we decided to relocate the feed trough and get a longer rope. We moved the trough from the pasture up to the lower level of the old barn and started shaking the feed bucket again. The cattle answered the dinner call and as fortune would have it the bull went into the barn behind a heifer whereupon we closed the two in by shutting a metal gate.

Once inside the barn, the bull was preoccupied with eating feed so we were able to lasso him correctly this time. The bull was tied close to the back end of the tractor and then led to the cattle truck which was parked down by the road. I held the tether tight while another fellow operated the tractor. I rode on the tractor by standing on a running board and secured the animal by wrapping the rope around a solid bar that was attached to the tractor.

The bull came quietly but at one point it seemed like the bulls massive head was going to get jammed in between the back tire and the tractor's frame so we halted and readjusted the rope. The ramp up into the cattle truck was already down and the side gates had been attached so we pulled the bull up to the ramp, loosed the rope and prodded the bull up into the truck.

Well that was one down and another to go. The second bull was back in the main barnyard. So we repeated the process again, over there. The second bull was younger but he seemed to be more dangerous which is unusual because generally it's the other way around.

I was the youngest of our crew of four. George was the oldest at 88 years old, his brother Bob is 84 and John is about 70 years old. I am 55. Bob has breathing problems and he can't walk around to good so he operates the tractor. Bob has poor circulation also. I took my glove off and held his frozen left hand in mine for a moment so that it would warm back up. I overlooked the snot that had been wiped off onto the wrist and grabbed it anyway.

We all know how cold noses can run in the winter time. It was zero today.

aimee said...

That was very interesting! Thank you for sharing.
I have never heard of a ship's tunnel before but it makes sense given the dangers of the area. The Pacific NW too is known as a dangerous area for ships due to storms, sandbars, etc.
Will the tunnel take only part of your land?

Houseelf said...

Hia Marit, wow that is some major engineering project! Will it make your quiet home a lot busier with boats or will the entrance be some distance from you?

YarnThrower said...

I watched the video - That is incredible! I've never heard of a ship's tunnel...

Caroline said...

Hi Merit! What an amazing plan. Were they saying that cruise ships would be through it. I just can't quite imagine it. Would you want them digging up your land? What would your sheep think, ha, ha?

Sylvia said...

Kjære deg
Jeg visste ikke at du hadde mistet pappan din. Sender deg en varm klem.

Moogsmum said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like a huge project that could have a massive effect on your land. Let's hope it takes a while longer for them to actually do it!

Joyce across the Pond said...

My goodness that is just amazing! What a time saver when it is your lifetime? Having been to Norway I fully realise how great this would be.

Rani said...

That is incredible. Really remarkable. I am also curious what you think. I mean, on one hand it sounds like this will really make a difference for the shipping economy, but on the other, changes your sleepy little valley quite a bit.

Thank you for posting it. I have relatives that will find this all fascinating.

Anonymous said...

That looks amazing! Maybe one day, it will become a reality. :) What would you think about that?

Keep well :)

Heidelweiss said...

Crazy. It looks amazing. I, too, am wondering what your feelings are on it. Your land is so beautiful now; do you think it will take anything away from that? Will it be beneficial in any way? Our previous house will be torn down in a few years for road construction. It makes little difference to me because I don't live there anymore but I know many of the people in that area are furious. However, we do live in a city and things are growing. We can't expect things to stay the same forever. Anyway, I hope all is well in your part of the world :).

Jane/WTKnits said...

Hi Marit! Came by from CaffeineGirl. I used to live on the west coast of Norway so have really enjoyed looking at your pictures. Savner Norge veldig mye av og til!
So sorry for your loss. Take care.
Klem fra Jane

Ragnhild said...

Ja, dette har de snakket om i årevis - kanskje allerede da de dro båtene over land? ;) En stor forbedring for skipstrafikken! Det blir litt av en trafikk forbi vinduene dine dersom dette realiseres en dag... Stor klem vestover

aimee said...

Was just thinking about you and wanted to stop by and say that.