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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The eclipse - as it was in Newlyn followed by the mid-week market on Wednesday morning.


There was an eerie atmosphere as a heavy sea fog rolled across the Bay, leaving a solitary seagull wondering what Tom was looking at...



as most of Newlyn harbour disappeared...



the Ajax has her bottom pressure washed prior to being anti-fouled and re-anoded...



nice little quest for the youngsters who visit the @NewlynFish Festival on Monday...



later in the day a new venture begins, a regular visitor down on the prawns over the last few years, the Asteria will be doing the same for new owners based in the south west...



heading back to sea, the William Samson Stevenson...



seems there's plenty of mackerel arrived in the Bay over the big spring tide...


looking very spruce, the Imogen III is back from a serious refit and ready to rock and roll again...




she's not the only one with a fresh coat of paint as the resident crew on the Joy of Ladram...



and the Karen of Ladram demonstrating the pride they have in what is essentially their second homes, give the boats fresh coats of paint topsides...





they are not the only ones aloft of course a man not afraid to show off his tatts...



the delivery crew are only stopping over before sailing for bRixham when they will return home to await the launch of the Asteria's  replacement due to be launched next month...



a better view of the Brit after her refit and able to show off what must now be one of only a handful of varnished hulls of any size left in the entire country...



big ships need big men to manage the running gear...



it's now Wednesday morning - and at first light and the new Lidl store, rumoured to be the fith biggest in the UK is almost set to open...



as summer draws to a close, pink has been a popular hue in the dawn palettes of recent weeks...



three beam trawlers this morning and the invisible netter, Charisma...



landed plenty of good haddock...



lemon sole...



monk tails...



Dover sole...



plaice...



a handful of John Dory...



box of black bream...



and a few bass...



along with a big shot of hake taken well into the big jumping tide...



which included a few 7+ kilo hake...



this has become part of the name of this elasmobranch fish...



el congero...



and there are signs that a few mackerel have been hooked in the bay...



but not by this huge scalloper, the Olivia Jean one of Nicholson's Troon registered fleet...



new lifesavers in the harbour...



first it's the oxyacetylene...



then the anglegrinder...



that keeps the big scalloper at sea...



classic boat classic lines...




two shades of orange...




and a hauler ready to go...



15 Cornish balls...



if you don't want to get clamped, get a quay pass for your motor...



fish arrives from all over the UK by road...



V8 fish lorry powerhouse...



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the morning ritual as the Coop delivery lorry angles his way in.