Bevvy of blue Belgian beamers
Z402 Nooitegedachte, Z525 Sylvia Mary Z474 Hessel Sr waiting for their transport to arrive so that they can send their fish back to Belgium....and, of course, that means the boys get to go through the gear while they are waiting....there's some heavy weight scalloping here - 17 dredges a side on the Troon registered, TN37 Philomena....down by the market, local beamer Elizabeth N gets her gear in shape for the next trip, today's forecast is giving the wind around NW 7-9 decreasing 5-7 later.
Fish, fuel and a few mackerel
More images make their way on to company vehicles....the Chloe T makes her way back to the quay after landing against the market....and, unusually for a beamer, has a bass in her landing....a shot of mackerel from a punt, a bit thin on the ground, and a bit thin!expensive commodity delivers to a thirsty beamer fleet....good to see the yella wellies out in force to brighten up the auction sale......the Algrie waits to pick up her boxes.....a sight never seen before - ice on the gurnards, fast making a name for themselves........as another wagon load of black (well, red) gold from Mr Bennets makes its way down the quaycatch a cuppa in the cafe if you can.
Under a heavy sky tonight
a hard life takes its toll on the boats.....and the gear too....Nova Spero after her latest trip....TO60 after a day on the pots.....latest show at Badcock's Gallery, 'Boats' from Jeremy le Grice....and some interesting 3D works in the window display
Sowenna through the gaps
Sowenna makes her way through the gaps and heads for Penzance Dock....these pots have seen better days......there's some serious net making over on the new Quay....as Roger binds over some re-enforcement on the fishing line......when an ever-generous Edwin turns up with a fresh brew.....Dave Rhodda makes the final incisions across the stern section of the JTS.......
and cleaves the entire section in two.....but not before revealing the naked pate of his workmate....it's that time of year again as the fleet gets ready for the summer season, busy scrubbing the waterline is Mr Treloar, skipper of the Dignity from St Ives.