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Rising Land

The High Coast, Sweden’s middle-northernrocky coastline, with quaint harbours surrounded by steep mountains: bays and inlets, islands and canals, everything framed by forested mountains. Never really standing still, constantly climbing, 8 to 9 millimeters per year. So why all these steep cliffs bordering on the sea, why this High Coast?

They say that in the olden times, prediluvian times, the ice-shield over Scandinavia had its three kilometer centre right there, over today’s Angermannia -and when the ice melted and the shield disappeared, the recoiling crust shot high, giving birth to these steep mountains, these coastal inclines and promonontries. This Rapid rate of elevation, unique to Earth, quietly stay the region. And you could say: when the ice melted over Scandinavia, when this ice-shield finally gave away there was the Deluge, the flood, drenching the last remains of glacier Atlantis and opened passage to the hearts of men.

The ice-shield over Angermannia, all the remaining ice in the world melted away suddenly, in one stroke, at some moment, say about 10 000 B.C., resulting in the Deluge. And the traces of that flood can be seen everywhere, just look around, see the lakes, see the sights, ask any geologist: ”a drainage pattern from the last ice age” the will call it.

Makes you wonder…

Would it be wonderous to live in these Titanic surroundings, among these steep cliffs by the sea. The High Coast. Some go and see it, surely all the tourist attractions: Skule Mountains, Nordingrå, Skule Forest, Trysunda Island…

And people live in this landscape, they live this imagery myth — the myth of the ice age, the coming myth of wonder and glory of stars; some embody these mythical days, and are legends living in a legendery landscape just waiting for the next star to burn.