Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

More Celtic visitors.


Amaven Uno, another visiting Spanish flag stern trawler is in Newlyn this morning...



while another Scottish prawn boat moored on the end of the Marwy Williams pier - her namesake fished her 30 years ago along with the Loranthus, Wavecrest and Bounteous - they made two pair teams that fished for winter mackerel landing in Penzance dock...


as can be seen from this photo, with the fully laden Loranthus laying outside the Bounteous having her mackerel pumped ashore - most likely for fishmeal - sadly, the Bounteous was lost one night when she capsized while hauling her midwater trawl full of mackerel...



the inshore trawler Immy heads up the harbour...


these days, all Waterdance vessels have access to their own fuel supply...


not the best shot in the early morning sun of the Spanish stern trawler's stern...


looking for'ard along her trawl deck, you can clearly see a spare set of doors port side...


because these boats work in very deep water well west of the Western Approaches on or near the edge of the Continetal shelf on huge banks like the Gran Sole and Porcupine they use very long comination bridles that are held on separate winch drums...


these boats are built with flared bows to deflect the heavy seas they undoubtedly encounter during storms - they seldom if ever take shelter from all but the most severe winter storms...


and carry huge quantities of spare gear so that they are not forced to return to a port in the event of lost or damaged trawl net, wires or warps...


won't be long before Francesca joins the rest of the Rowse girls at sea...


time for a fresh coat of anti-fouling and varnish for the Britannia V now up on the slip...


yet more construction work near the Canner's slip, yet another exciting development taking place in the harbour...


if only they could talk, the Shiralee would have a few tales to tell of her many years at sea...


as would this retired trawler skipper if and when prompted...


lost in his world of headlines, footropes and meshes...


young Nigel has taken the chance of a fresh breeze to clean off...


less than six months growth of weed on his punt - despite the fact that the water temperature is still a measly and very unseasonable 11.5° - some way off the magic 13° that many creatures under the sea seem to respond too ...


and he's not the only one, Lewis with his Victoria Anne  has a similar task to complete - weed growth can slow a boat by up to two knots and makes for increased fuel consumption so best avoided!