lørdag 4. mai 2013

Cods, seagull eggs and king crabs!

Today (02.05) was another great day out on Barents Sea with our guests from Russia!

Because there were some rough wind during last night we went out first at noon today when the sea had calmed down. Today we went out with two Dolmoys, our 23 feet boats. We had good fishing during the whole day and the last hour we went close to the coast scouting for seals when heading back to Mehamn.
On our way out on Barents Sea. 
Successful day!


Today (03.05) we went out with three boats on Barents Sea with our Russian guests, not to fish but to go on seagull egg safari. After 45 minutes of driving we arrived to the island Koi where we would spend the day. And what a day, it was the first day of spring and we felt the heat from the sun for the first time here this year! When we arrived we got introduced to Martin, Arne and Rikken. Martin owns Koi Island and therefore all rights of picking seagull eggs. We started a bonfire then got instructions about how to find the egg and what egg to take and which we shouldn’t take. The seagulls lays maximum three eggs at the same time in their nests. However when finding a nest with three eggs we should leave be because they are usually bad (started growing).  After instruction we all spread out in smaller groups across the island to start the search for eggs. There was nests with eggs everywhere and after only one hour all of us where back at the camp site with hundreds of eggs. Martin put some of the eggs in a pan and put it on the fire. 15 minutes later the buffet we had set up was completed with seagull eggs and the feeding frenzy started! After some relaxing we went out again to explore the island further for a couple of hours. It was time to head back to Mehamn but on the way back we took up our two king crab cages we put out the day before. In one of them was two big king crabs and in the other two small.
(Seagal egg safari is possible from 1st to about 17th of May!)
Anchored up at Koi Island
Instructions is given out
Three eggs in one nest, this we left untouched

Many places can be good for a nests, here an old car wheel!
Not all eggs have the same colors
Ready to boil!

Great panorama on Koi Island 

Old damaged fisherman boat 
King crab,even more delicious!

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