25 August 2014

balancing forces

I stand besides T. in Ísafjörður and we both observe and photograph this scene.

Some years ago T. was captain on the predecessor of the little red push-boat on the picture. But that was a tow-boat, and a smaller one than the current. T. illustrated with his whole body how his little boat leant over to the side when they towed and turned cruice-ships around their own axis.

Today Björn is captain on the pushboat. His wife is boatswain and Sigmundur is First Officer. T. and Björn salut each other with at "good job"-shout when the work is done and the little tug goes into the harbour again.

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