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Ol' man river,
Dat ol' man river
He mus' know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin',
He jes' keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along.

Well, this river here is not the Mississippi, it’s not even the Elbe. It’s the Köla River (Kölaälven) coming from Norway and floating down to lake Hugn in Köla Parish.

Did you know that the word ‘älv’ (in Norway it’s ‘elv’) is an old Germanic word for ‘river’. It is in fact the same word as in ‘Elbe’ which simply means ‘river’.

This photo is from the bridge at Kronan, looking north. The river here is a very popular canoe trail for tourists. They start at Skillingsfors in Skillingmark and follow the river down to Hugn, and then they can continue further down to Arvika. At Koppom there’s a big waterfall with a necessary land transportation. However, at Koppom they can find both a café and a pizzeria. Big deal!

There are also a lot of perches in this river. They are what we call ‘Thousand brothers’, i.e. there are a lot of them but they are quite small. You can still eat them, they are delicious.

Hendrika, holmertz, snunney, molla, Buin, Clementi, jusninasirun, skoogmi, josien has marked this note useful

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Additional Photos by Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3633 W: 199 N: 5643] (38024)
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