Fishy scales

Drøbak Aquarium

The rain continued today so where better place to go than an aquarium? This one is down on the east side of Oslofjord at Drøbak and contains examples of many of its residents (the fjord that is, not Drøbak). It’s not all that large but it kept Emma amused for a while even if only climbing up and down the ramps and stairs! The building also lays claim to being the world’s only lutefisk (dried cod tenderized in lye) museum which mercifully seemed to be largely tongue-in-cheek. It wasn’t really the weather for heading out to Oscarsborg festning which guards the narrows of the fjord. Instead, we settling for a short walk around the town (undoubtedly more picturesque on a sunny day) including an obligatory stop at the Christmas tack shop (otherwise known as Julehuset) and a very nice lunch at the bakery.

5 Responses to “Fishy scales”

  1. Joe Chacko says:

    I have heard tales of the adventure in blandness that is lutefisk. Have you tried it?

  2. Dave says:

    I have to confess that I’m not a big fan of seafood in general (although it can’t always be avoided here in Norway) so lutefisk has not been high up my list of food stuffs to try. Give me pølse and waffles any day!

  3. Neil says:

    Dave,
    you will have to bring some back some lutefisk for me to try (and to feed
    to Ella and Isabel if necessary).

    cheers,
    Neil

  4. Dave says:

    Do you think we’d get it through customs?!

  5. Neil says:

    well you could always threaten to leave it with the customs official if they objected!

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