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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Newlyn, back to normal after the Fish Festival.




It's business as usual as the boats ready themselves for sea...


the Bonnie Grace gets to make a landing mid-afternoon...


and the Emily Rose comes in to take ice - click here and you can see the second of two blog posts from another sea-going student aboard the Emily...


time for the Twlihgt III to make her landing at the fish market...


as Jeremy slips into harbour workboat mode with the Danmar to shift the Ros na Rioch up ahead so that she can dry out at low water and have her hull inspected...


these pots, retrieved by the crabber Emma Louise have been down, lost on the seabed, for several years judging by the amount of growth on them, probably from those infamous 2014 Valentine's day storm that caused so much damage to the coastline and to fishing gear...


a closer look reveals that lost pots do not contribute in any way to 'ghost fishing' - post need bait to attract fish...



 - no bait- no fish! - the bottom of the pots here are spotless...


Emma slips past the Twilight III...


to take ice...



signs that the end of the sailing season are coming to a close - empty marina berths for the first time in months...


classic lines, classic boat...


the serious side of scallop dredging as practised...


by the Albion DS10 one of the UK's biggest scallopers...


ex-trawler skipper Brian, Parkinson's notwithstanding, keeps on fishing...


the end of the refit is in sight as two new sets of beam trawl are rigged in-situ aboard the Cornishman...


the Hope boat safely moored against the quay and a list given her so that she leans into - and not away from - the quay when the tide drops and she dries out... 


a distant view shows just how big the Albion is...


at the same time the netter, Ajax is fighting to get in the slip cradle with a strong beam-on wind ...


the sweeping lines of a classic yacht...


contrast with the slightly more practical scalloper, Albion...


skipper Barry Ede heads for home after another day on the mackerel.