This trip was wet, full of historical past and hearty food, and introduced us to considered one of my favorite countries (Slovenia).
The weather is pleasant, principally sunny, the flowers are spectacular of their variety of colours and sizes. Mosquitoes not too bad in the present day. First, Roma and Sasha excavate small trenches on the lower seaside ridges. As we work toward the back of the coastal plain, the trenches exhibit older and older volcanic ash layers, and a few ‘candidate’ (potential, up for evaluation) tsunami deposits. Before we attain the excessive terrace, we bushwhack by shrubs, jump over bumpy patterned floor, and traverse a spongy marsh. We gather a pot of water from a slough, as there will likely be none up on the terrace. Alongside the terrace entrance I can see 5 or 6 bear trails-locations the grass has been flattened, recently. We climb the slope and cross an open discipline to the edge of a birch grove, selecting the positioning for a 3-m-deep excavation (shurf), which Roma lays out.
In fact, FISH and other seafood products, of which salmon is the most common. Prices for this stuff have risen as Kamchatka exports extra to other parts of Asia, as well as back to western Russia. Proper now I have some regionally produced pelmyeni (ravioli-like) in my freezer which are stuffed with salmon and calmari. All kinds of smoked salmon and other dried fish. I do know all the Russian phrases for salmon (losos), higher than I do know the US phrases – chavuicha (king), nyerka (the other red one), keta (chum?), gorbusha (pink, humpy),.. For those who like crimson caviar (kryasni ikra), which I do, that’s very obtainable. Fish is best purchased in particular fish markets, not at the supermarket.
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