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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Drawn to the light - Monday morning in Mount's Bay.


Bumper start to the week for the fish market at Newlyn...


with the Scottish prawn boats like the Solstice helping to increase landings of John Dory...


though local John Dory specialist Roger took his biggest ever trip of lemon soles out of the water over the weekend...


haddocks figure in landings by all boats these days...


while these bass are sure to make a shilling or two...


head-on monks identify the boat that caught them as being from north of the border...


first landings of hake this week down to the Ajax...


and the Karen of Ladram...


with some of the 6+ kilo fish way too big for the box...


eyes down for the next sale...


5 links of chain make up the beam trawler's mat...


what a start to the week...


for any of the boats in Mount's Bay...


while some wait for their sailing orders like the Belgian beam trawler, Ruben...


and tug, Duke of Normandy...


the skipper and crew of the William Samson Stevenson must be polishing their wellies and ironing their oilskins in anticipation of the day she is set to sail, can't be far off now...


on her way to get ice, Millenia...


while it looks like the Crystal Sea has some more work to do on her trawl...


another Falmouth boat to visit the port, the Copious...


with her novel arrangement of her two net drums...


more and more yachts make the choice to stopover in Newlyn these days...


no prizes for guessing the nationality of this boat...


every fisherman gets to enjoy days like this as part of the job, compensating in some way for all the other days when you wish it was like this...


one of the country's finest contemporary artists, Ken Howard is out to capture the fabulous light this morning in a small study contrĂ© jour - and, as befitting the Royal Academy's Professor of Perspective, he employs the use of a steel rule to sketch in charcoal the basic structure of the scene in front of him. looking towards Penzance wet dock and the harbour gaps.