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Newlyn Fish Market - Arrivals & Departures

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Valentines Day storm damage to Penzance promenade, dock wall and Jubilee Pool


Newlyn's big beam trawlers make their way out to sea past the severely damaged Jubilee pool...



seafront cottages begin the process of mopping up...


police have the seafront road still closed off to traffic...


with the promenade ripped to pieces in some places...


and the shelters blasted through...


even the seats couldn't hold up in the storm...


as the seas piled the flagstones inland...


the biggest stones in the seafront have been ripped away...


Cornwall Council is now handing out free sandbags...


the beach at Wherry Town is moving ever landward...


you won't catch to much here Mario...


work in progress on `Newlyn Green...


a little sea water won't keep the Tolcarne Inn from providing fresh Newlyn fish for its customers...


the message is clear! - time to head back to sea...


 even the gigs get to row again...



unlike the Children's Friend still resting on the bottom...


that is one big ground sea running into the Bay...


patch that gap...


 the queue for ice continues for the boats getting ready to make the most of a short break in the weather...

the meccano kit ice works is taking shape...


drastic measure to keep the cellar of the Swordy dry ready for next weekend's titanic England vs Ireland rugby match at Twickenham with local boy @Nowelssy15 playing...


despite last nights little dampening, Newlyn is #openforbusiness as usual...


seaweed pickings on the prom...


the scale of the damage...


can be seen along the seafront...


being relayed back to base...


with hundreds coming to see the damage over the half term break...


another heavy shower pass across the Bay...


there's some work to be done to keep the pool in one piece...


what does it take to stop heavy seas...


even the boats inside Penzance Dock are not protected - and this is by the small piece of 'beach' in front of the harbour wall that many people think need preserving - maybe now they see that the time has come to move into the future and prevent further damage inside the harbour and potentially even loss of life as people have to man their boats in such conditions...


for the first time in its history Penzance Harbour wall has been breached...


causing severe damage to the boats supposedly protected by it...


luckily this 'body' was a shop mannequin used by the Bag ' Rags to promote their tshirt sales!...


the seas were heavy enough to rip the old granite stones from the dockside...


and the adjoining harbour wall by the Jubilee Pool.