Oceanshore atmosphere, Johannes skree, Hernyken nature reserve


This soundscape was recorded on a mild and quiet afternoon in mid-June 2011 when I was out listening to, – and looking for Guillemots towards the westside of Hernyken and the boulder skree, Johannesura. This well-known skree is adorned by 2 large rock figures created by nature. Once upon a time, it might have been a  Seasámi / coastal peoples holy “seidi” rock; a place to make offerings. The stone figures have been named Johannes and Johanna (original name was Isak and ?) because they resemble an old troll couple. Also drawn by one of Norway’s most famous artists, Theodor S. Kittelsen in his publication/artist book ”Fra Lofoten – Billeder og Tekst” (From Lofoten-Images and text), published in 1891. Theodor Severin Kittelsen (1857-1914) lived on Skomvær Lighthousestaion and Røst, from the fall of 1887 to the spring of 1889 with his sister and brother-in-law, who was the lighthouse keeper’s assistant.