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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wednesday morning in Newlyn.


Coming up through the Bay, the beam trawler Billy Rowney heads for home...


as the sun breaks through the heavy clouds of showers...


on a very quiet Wednesday morning market...


with not much more than a dozen boxes for sale...


a reminder of the MLS or minimum landing size that all fishermen have to adhere to...


the Billy Rowney...


heads in through the gaps...


while on the Filadelfia, skipper Don...


and son tidy up the boat after landing...


leaving the rest of the crew to escort their trip to the market fridge...


heavy chain...


means beam trawler gear, numbered with the boat they belong to...


and it is the first job to be done when the boat gets in, overhauling the chain mat and trawl net...


the St Georges should see her gear go back aboard today after her MCA inspection yesterday...


netter Gary M bound away...


while aboard the Twilight old skills will be used - blocks of bitumen will be melted on the gas ring and used to seal the caulking between the deck timbers - even a steel boat has a deck made up of wood...


that looks like one familiar name seeking work in the port, must have been too windy on the wind farm...


for sale, Treeve hulled punt...


taking up the last few inches of rock off Wherrytown, a heron surveys the morning scene in the Bay...


along with a few hundred gulls...


and a beach washed by a gentle swell.