March 27: Bugøynes harbor
One of our goals in Bugøynes was to try out king crab. We went from pillar to post trying to locate king crab meat to buy.
We headed down to the harbor, further east on the mainland, on our quest. This, meanwhile, is the road out to the rest of the world, toward the west.
View back toward the village.
Fish racks + fish.
The harbor jetties and Vadsø beyond, and a glacier beyond that.
A zoom thereof.
These are almost like land art. I mean sea art.
A motley crue of cool ships were at the harbor.
Including these rather adorable stubby ones.
Possibly the largest quonset hut I've seen.
The space between the quonset hut and the cliff nearby.
Seafood => seagulls.
Inside the fish factory. We succeeded in procuring crab meat there.
Along the east side of the isthmus. We took a shortcut across this way to get back.
Back across the harbor to the dockyard.
We also got a treat: a tour of the crab research facility, led by the two Russian scientists working there. They were investigating what factors affect the growth and health of the crabs, for cultivation purposes.
This is the largest crab there, who I think they said has been in films, so he's used to handling. We all got to hold him. He's a big guy.
Tank o' crabs.
A larger view of the tank room. Most all of the tanks contained crabs, of various sizes/ages.
An amusing temporary way over a fence.
The crab meat, back in our kitchen.