Thursday, 21 June 2012

Meifjord Visit

We arrived here to visit Roald and Grete Somby two days ago and have been gloriously fed and entertained ever since. The Sombys spend some weeks every summer here on Sørøya Island in the place where Roald grew up.

Roald and Grete took us out on their boat to collect the salmon from their fish quota (purchased by Roald’s father many years ago). Fishing has been regulated here for many years. They can fish from Monday night at 6 until Thursday at 6. They check their nets at least 2-3 times per day. On Larry’s trip out to the nets, a number of fish (including an 8.6 kg salmon) were caught. Our freezer is now well-stocked with salt salmon, smoked salmon and freshly frozen salmon steaks. Delicious!

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