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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Bank Holiday weekend in Mounts Bay and Newlyn


 


Last minute clean-up in progress just hours before...


people can take the plunge and dive in at the deep end...


of the newly re-furbished classic art-deco...


 Jubilee Pool overlooking Mounts Bay...



where you can enjoy pool-side drinks or a meal...


in a town whose two main religions, both in this shot, are both popular on a Sunday for locals and tourists alike...



heading out to sea ...



on a stunning morning...


while a handful of boats like the Reul na Mara... 


and the Aquarius have made it in...


 to land to the Real McKay over the weekend...


the inshore trawler New Venture about to fire up her main engine for another day at sea...


there's still plenty of heavy cloud with thunderstorms forecast for later...


as the boxes are swung ashore...


from the prawn trawler, Orion...


won't be long before the engine is back in place...


while the refurb and fish handling gear is nearly complete on the Billy Rowney...


good to see the youngsters making their presence felt in the port...


the new temp RNLI building is nicely decked out for the summer...


if this cuttlefish trap fishes successfully all hands will be interested in seeing how it will be hauled aboard...


a bonnie boat the Bonnie Grace...


just a few of the boats in for the weekend...


there's a new Maverick in town...


the Algrie  heads out through the gaps for another week at sea...



something to sketch of a morning...



before the light changes...


and it's not the only painting in progress...


you know it...


tying up a few loose ends...


she's looking good - it goes without saying that the boat named after the world renowned home of artists, Lamorna Cove will look painterly..


yet another visiting inshore trawler, Anne Louise from Falmouth...


there's probably not a codend in the world that doesn't have at least one dogfish in it...


some seriously heavy lower bridles these Scottish prawn trawlers work...


and just look at the weight of the footrope!...


it's all about the teamwork on a fishing boat... 


the main trawls are worked from twin net drums atop of the shelterdeck...


separated by the huge clump...


while this Scottish 20m trawler Orion built in 2000 draws 3.8 meters at the bow...


the 18m ex-French stern trawler (Kerose from Concarneau) , Aquarius draws a mere 2.2 metres, a sign of just how much boat designs have evolved with a much greater beam-to-length ratio than more traditional hulls.