Three Brothers and Sea Urchins

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July 15th 2012
Published: October 24th 2012
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It's yellow looks like snotty tofu mixed in light red liquid and lies there lifeless in the divers hands.

It's caviar from Sea Urchin.

"It's really very good for you" the diver reassures us with confidence. Having had a stab at massive hairy black spiders in Cambodia about 5 years earlier I figure this can't be worse.

I try the caviar and its surprisingly tasty.

As I'm wolfing down my 4th piece I hear someone say its not too good to eat more then 2 pieces. I put the last piece in my mouth and decide to explore around the boat.

Today we have decided to take a boat around the bay of Petropavlovsk and check out the three brothers.

It's a beautiful day for it, the sun is shining and the visibility is great - over 100 meters. Passing by the three brothers I'm reminded of the three sisters in Australia. These guys are chilling in the Bay and loom over us impressively as we cruise up to them.

The boat anchors on the opposite side of the Bay and we take turns fishing whilst waiting our turn to ride on the inflatable motorized raft. We're one of the last groups to get to ride on the raft.

As me and mum finish boarding, Tanya from Moscow gets on board. The boat men are impressed, she's managed to wear heels and a short skirt on a very windy day. She proves to be a lot of fun, getting nervous each time we cruise through a cave and telling us stories about how her chubster self made it up Avachinsky volcano. After mum hears this story she decides she will also ascend Avachinsky if we visit.

The final stop on the raft is the breeding ground of seagulls, all stooping and looking squabbish on top of a rock which bursts high and mighty in the middle of the bay.

Lunch is freshly caught fish in a soup (Уха) - not by any of the passengers, rather the captain is the only one who successfully manages to fish for the day. The boat glides away from the sunset as we finish our tour and head back to Petropavlvsk.

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