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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Sunday's peace shattered by the sound of ripping chainsaws at work cutting up a boat in the harbour.


No Sunday in service for Quaker THV Patricia...



the entire length of Penzance's promenade is now out of bounds to the public...


Tom keeping an eye on one of five coasters in the Bay...


hardy souls gig rowers...


it says so here...


in Newlyn Harbour looking across the gaps...


as the Penlee lifeboat Ivan Ellen makes her way...


from a run out...




 to the Runnelstone buoy...


powering her way to the harbour...


and the quay...


 to take fuel while the deepest cuts are applied to the hull...



 of the Wayfinder from above...



and below...


right through the hull...


the stem that has seen thousands of seas in her day...


a job that needs doing while the tide is out...


so the guys can easily cut right down to the keel...



just trawled up by local beam trawler Elizabeth N...


this sizeable gun is thought to have been of the kind mounted on the stern of merchant ships during WW1


seen here upside down...


the two lugs that it would have sat in the cradle clearly visible...


with the heavy breech lock and door closed tight shut...


skipper Jed points out to a local naval historian where the gun was hitched afast to the chain mat of the trawl...


the gun was ripped from is mount due to the encounter with the heavy trawl...


some 27 and a half miles 156ยบ from Newlyn - the spot now accurately recorded on the boat's chart plotter...


the boat is one of three on the Nowell fleet...


after refuelling the Ivan Ellen heads back to her berth...


on the pontoons.