Saturday, 14 April 2007

Another misty start

Todays word: ake - a groove worked on the stone of an old fashioned KILLICK, making a holdfast for its LUDRAS - last heard in Mousehole.
Another busy Saturday morning in Newlyn Mission......
Today's visitors include a group from Slowfood Cornwall and their sprogs enjoying a hearty fisherman's breakfast - not quite slowfood yet in the mission though!
Looking across the green algae revealed at low water to the boats landing on Saturday morning.
The Trewar' is now minus her fuel tanks.
Golden Fleece, one of the Falmouth scallop fleet currently woking from Newlyn comes alngside to land.
Yet another direct landing goes to waiting transport.
More ling on the ground than the boats have seen in years, both the Ben My Chree and the Golden Harvest had touched on these fine white fish.
Boxes go back aboard the Ben My Chree.
At the seame time, scallops from the Jacqueline Anne come ashore.
Big skate featured in the Ben My Chree's trip.
Golden Fleece landing gets under way.
Bags of scallops exit the fishroom.
Brittania V makes a late landing.
FalFish are taking plenty of scallops.

Friday, 13 April 2007

Busy market under a hazy sky

The best part of W&S beamer fleet is between trips.
Chris Morley RASsing - in Navy parlance, 'refuelling at sea' - Mr Morley now making way.

A fine trip of hake and turbot for top gillnetter Sowenna.
Auctioneer, Robin Turner holds court on the market floor - now doubt he will be in Twickenham this weekend as the Cornish Pirates and Mounts Bay feature in rugby finals.
A misty start to the day - Crystal Sea takes ice.
Brian takes over from chief box washer Lionel for the morning.
Boxes of fish wait to be picked up at the market doorway.
Still thin on the ground and mostly mediums - a punt's mornings mackerel catch awaits the sale.

Thursday, 12 April 2007

And the sun continues to shine...

Another serious yacht touches base in Newlyn
True British workmen still exist...
Down comes the Crossby's mast.
FalFish have invested in some attractive vinyl van decoration
The Trewar' minus her wheelhouse
On the slip the John Roberts
They don't make them like this any more - the Hatherleigh, built by Richards Iron Works, Lowestoft.1961 / 197gt - as the Suffolk Punch. The boat, now owned by Pindar Maritime as a promotional vessel has recently undergone a refit at A&P in Falmouth Docks. A&P Falmouth are keen to get other South West boat owners to have their vessels refitted in the massive dry docks - a single dock could fit at least three large beam trawlers if the owners could book together - potentially an economic solution.
Work continues breaking the Trewar.
Young Roger on the Padstow registered Nantewas about to leave on another trip.

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Last of the netters get away early Sunday morning

John Turtle's Ben Loyal steam away from the gaps past the Mount and MSC guardship, Anglian Princess.An early season yellow-welly gets busy with a mop - mind you, this is a serious ocean cruiser!

The smallest boat in the Stevenson fleet, the Cathryn puts fish ashore.