Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Norway was an amazing place to visit, with all the natural beauty and fascinating history. But the Fish Market was a huge highlight for us. The market was settled right at the wharf, and everything fresh off the boat. You could order your food from the vendors, have it prepared for you as you waited, and you could grab a beer and consume it all at a picnic table nearby. We all could have eaten like this for every meal. On top of a billion different kinds of fish, there were live crabs, shrimp, king crab legs as long as my arm, lobster, smoked and fresh salmon, even whale (which, thanks, I did not try but my husband and son did...the vendors are happy to slice you off a sample).
We had a lunch here once and for a brief period of time, magically, no one spoke. We just reveled in our delicious seafood, cracking shells and having juice drip down our arms. I didn't ask how much it cost. I didn't want to know.