I just wanted to share with you some photos I captured on my mobile from the beautiful eye opening fish markets in Cuitadella and Mao', in Menorca.
In the UK, we are conservative, we follow laws, wear gloves, hair nets and the rest of it. This way of handling fish just isn't seen in the UK, not with 'Health and Safety' and all that nonsense. The fish markets here are a way of life. Full of locals having their favourite catch filleted and cleaned. I felt so comfortable and wanted to jump behind the counter if only for a few minutes. These fish mongers are incredibly knowledgeable and could turn their hand to any sea creature given. The noise and energy was immense and I became some what completely overwhelmed. I stood, stared and tried my best to absorb every action........I think I may have made the fishmongers a little uncomfortable but to be honest, I was in absolute ore of them working.
From fresh tuna to monk-fish, octopus, eel, catfish, swordfish, sardines, squid, prawns and some ugly looking creatures I had never seen, nor would I choose to eat!! I loved every single minute, wish I could jump on that infamous 'Magic carpet', and be back in the somewhat fragrant market again.