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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Saturday bathes in the sun



Dutch beam trawler Calypso takes time out for some serious gear maintenance...


 after landing on Saturday morning...



with a good view from the wheelhouse, the footropes need cutting away from the trawl...


using oxyacetylene...


it's all hands on deck for the work...


just what beam trawlers fear most, a collapsed derrick - testament to the strain under which these boats operate when at sea...


the derrick will have a new mid-section welded in place after the damaged piece has been cut out...


lights on in the gloom...


at this time of year the boats get to dry out on the hard by the fish market... 


and scrub off the weed that has built up over the winter months...


and always time for a tea break in the morning sun...


market bound...


with good fishing from the grounds at the moment...


though over the weekend most of the netting fleet are back in port...


just one of the Billy Rowney's beast  collection...


that decorate her topsides...


latest addition to the fleet, the multi-purpose isnhore boat Serene Dawn looks superb after her refit...


while the netter gets a makeover for the start of the season...


it won't be long before the sailing season gets underway as the weather becomes more predictable...


though for the potters there is a still a huge number of pots to be found, brought ashore and unraveled, repaired or replaced...


over in Penzance the latest Scillonian Sowennna 111...


with the addition of a trawl gantry...


the boat has a good sized working deck for such a compact boat...


complimentary colour schemes on the quay in Penzance Dock...


you have been told!