Wednesday, 25 March 2015

More from Lofoten Islands - Mountains, Ice, Sea and Fish. Lots of fish.

A few more shots from Lofoten, showing Spring in Northern Norway.  We totally lucked-out with the weather, seeing not only an incredible display of the aurora borealis, but during the days had cloud free skies.  The wind was icy though and lots of places smelt of fish.  A lot.

The sea was so clear - there seems to be no sediment around, giving glimpses of deep green water at the edge of the fjords.

And so to the fish.  The temperature and humidity here (i.e. zero for both mainly) means than drying fish in early spring enables the massive catches of cod to be preserved and exported.  Massive triangular hanging racks are everywhere, laden with cod; their heads removed and stored in bunches on the lower racks.  It is big business and an ancient business.  And it smells.

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