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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.

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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.

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Highly rocky.

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View back toward the village.

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Fish racks + fish.

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The harbor jetties and Vadsø beyond, and a glacier beyond that.

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A zoom thereof.

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These are almost like land art. I mean sea art.

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A motley crue of cool ships were at the harbor.

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Including these rather adorable stubby ones.

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Possibly the largest quonset hut I've seen.

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The space between the quonset hut and the cliff nearby.

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QUONSET HUUUUUT

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Seafood => seagulls.

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Inside the fish factory. We succeeded in procuring crab meat there.

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Along the east side of the isthmus. We took a shortcut across this way to get back.

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Back across the harbor to the dockyard.

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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.

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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.

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Tank o' crabs.

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A larger view of the tank room. Most all of the tanks contained crabs, of various sizes/ages.

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An amusing temporary way over a fence.

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The crab meat, back in our kitchen.