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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cultural diversity in Cornwall.

Cornwall is a decidedley Celtic country sic with a unique identity framed by its own parliament, read Our Future is History for the bigger picture...



so at this time of year Newlyn, like every other part of the county, opens its arms and welcomes a new flock of visitors, or trippers as they are sometimes referred to - 'emmets' is the local term for anyone who lives, but does not hail, from Cornwall - the first of today's visitors is the scalloper, Providing Star one of several 'foreign' boats in the harbour today...



along with the Plymouth based ex-French stern trawler, Nicola Anne...



seen here bow on...



and a closer look at her twin-rig trawl setup...



ahead of her is Equinox BM100  like several Newlyn boats, a member of the Waterdance fleet...



astern of her is the Bridlington registered prawn trawler, Asteria II...




landing her catch to waiting Scottish transport...



she too works a twin-rig trawl system for langoustine...



and boxes her catch fresh, some of the larger visiting Scots have the fishroom capacity to freeze their catch at sea - like most of the visiting Scottish boats, her crew are from much further far away than the land of Lochs and brochs...



all in a day's work, there's plenty of grit-blasting to do on the port's new arrival, Apollo before she can be painted...



up on the slip, the IFCA fisheries protection vessel, St Piran gets on with the business of cleaning and anti-fouling her hull..