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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Shades of Christmas past, tiz the eve of Christmas Eve in Newlyn - and a small Spanish invasion.


Two Rowse crabbers between trips...



and the Spanish UK-flagged stern trawler, Udra is landing...


the roof is currently being replaced down the end of the North pier...


with the entire Newlyn fleet now berthed at high water


she has been fishing on the Great ole Banks south of Ireland...



and normally lands into Castletownbeare...


but today is making one of her mandatory UK landings...


a condition...


of her Flag of Convenience...


which has seen so many UK licences...


used in that way...


with very little...


by way of economic benefit to the Uk economy as the fish is all save for a token dozen or so boxes all sent back to Spain for their markets......



another crabber gets the now familiar Rowse colours painted... 



back in Newlyn town there's a new shop opened in time for the Christmas break...


a mix of delicatessen, cafe and shop where you can hear old vinyl (LPs) records played on a turntable through Wharefdale speakers and a Leak amplifier - all very retro - there's even a kids' corner stocked with games and other forms of amusement.