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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Saturday and the jobs to do are never far away.


Loading the Cornishman with new gear...


while the Billy Rowney gets new warps...


on the way in...


enough to keep the guts busy all day...


nylon twine is spliced into the lay of the wire...


every twenty five fathoms a different number of marks so that the man on the winch knows how much warp has been paid out...


while the boys on the Olivia Belle have at least days work ahead of them mending the trawl...


trawler and netter - just two examples of the modern fleet that works from Newlyn...


the Olivia Belle from Bideford...


and Newlyn's own Stelissa...


while the new fleet colours stand out on the Stevenson fleet...


their shore staff are kept busy on a derrick repair...


not quite Banksy...


time for a quick paint job on the sardine boat Mayflower...


showing off her bulbous front end, no sign of any other painters though......



work is about to begin...


on making good the Jubilee Pool...


its that time of year when the yachts turn up in numbers...
  

and the paint brushes are never still, not the normal place for single yellow lines though...


with a steady hand and a good supply of masking tape to make life easier...


last of the big beam trawlers to grace the dry dock for a while.