Hello again Ellen & hi to Mary to!
Ellen; Sounds like the right fish.. Must be a dentist dream-customer
but as you say its lovely food.
Why Norwegians are drown to "off-piste" cruising can probably be explained, we are born in a quiet & safe part of the world so we probably don't know what "danger" is.. Blue eyes & blond hair can be another explanation..
To Mary: had to go back to work for 2 weeks, stupid enough to take with me my Mobil phone.. :-P Back on sea next Saturday, going to pick up my boat in Stavanger area 'cus we lent the boat away to a friend & his bellowed. Then it is 3 new weeks on keel, first place to visit is Preikestolen ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preikestolen
) so to the west to some island called Kvitsøy if the weather is with us. Next step probably a bit north to Espevær and so to a place called Rosendal & Baroniet. But the wind & weather will decide in the end, that is the lovely thing with sailing.
Mink whales can swim in the sea for me, lovely meat but we don't need to hunt them for business. Personally I'm more concerned about the industrial fisheries - we are emptying the oceans for fish and consequently food for birds and other prey. But this is not the right place & time for such a discussion, but it is an important issue for all of us.
Best regards to both of you!