Some prefer crushed apples
Unusual visitor in the shape of a Hero.....looks like the rain just missed Marazion and the Mount......or maybe not.......testimony to the power of the sea, the hand rail, replaced after the Good Friday storm in 1962, needs straightening, not so long ago the promenade buttress was inspected from end to end and any gaps between the huge granite stones were re-pointed where needed....... women's work again it seems......not a lot doing on the western end of the market this morning.....one way of earning a living, acting as a guard ship on cable laying duty....... half the job done on Mr Praed's boat......off for breakfast......good sized red gurnards fetch a premium price thanks to TV chefs like Keith Floyd and Rick Stein......forthcoming attraction at the Star Inn on the 27th August, two-girl action......'es a secret cider drinker, so that's where Andrew hides his stash......not to be missed, this years Newlyn Fish Festival on August 31st brought to you courtesy of the Mission and a dedicated team of fish-loving people........not easy reversing out into the Coombe........and not easy trying to avoid one of those big black clouds.
All that's left of yet another piece of Newlyn's fishing history, the Roseland's ignomious exit from the harbour, bit by bit in skips.......full of fighting spirit on this punt.......sometimes it's all black and gray......hours of work on the huge chain mats, where the fuel goes dragging these along the sea bed......smart paint job on the Chloe T........with a good breeze in the bay the Thursday night club boats head for open waters in the Bay.....while aboard the Happy Return its all hands to man the fenders to keep her from the dockside.....get the sails up in the harbour.......the Achieve is looking very ship-shape........unusual looking steel hulled visitor.......the Olivia Jean takes ice at the end of another week on the scallops......apart from a little woodwork in the port quarter the artist's work is almost complete.....up on the hard while she has a small steering problem fixed, baby of the Stevenson's fleet, the Cathryn.
Mystery of the missing prop
It pays to use a name people are familiar with it seems......there's a little detective work to be done here in identifying the origins of this aeroplane propeller [thanks to Emma Rowse and skipper Mario of the crabber Dom Bosco, we now know that the prop is from a Lancaster bomber and is destined for an RAF museum - perhaps we will find out exactly which bomber and what happened to it?]......supplier of quality shellfish.......tied up and not looking too hopeful for the tuna boys, the Charisma from Padstow has already given up, taken the poles down and put the nets back aboard, looks like wreck netting will be the next move for the Nova......wonder how many guys would want for their birthday present to get to drive a digger at Digger Land?.......so just what pressy would Clive have wanted on his 43rd!
A little something to go with fish and other dishes
Jam from blackberries picked at Portherras Cove......plum from the garden for the chutney ......and the plum jam.
Here's your chance to buy a piece of Cornish fishing history.....celebrating her 90th birthday this year, the lugger Ocean Pride, in her day one of the oldest fishing boats in the Newlyn fleet .....here she is steaming off in a fresh southerly breeze for a day's handling, one of her gurdies is clearly visible on the port side.....just passing Mousehole with the Mes Filles/Castle Wraith/Heather Armorel? inside, note the straight stem of the Ocean Pride in comparison.......off the trees and showing her keel......part of the 100+ strong fleet of boats that worked the mackerel shoals in the Bay in the 1970s - this shot was taken from the deck of the Girl Freda, skipper Bob Cairns from Milford Haven.
Hake makes Monday's market quality from end-to-end.
The only Portuguese fishing boat in the harbour is currently undergoing some restorative work.....a selection of albacore tuna from the Ben Loyal's latest trip......the Ajax hit some big hake fishing this tide......as did the Carol H........at this time of year the insulated box scheme helps maintain the quality of inshore fish from boats like the Scorpio.....and top fish like these line caught bass.......gull's eye view of the Valhalla and her stern fish hopper under the gantry.....happy in his work, Cathryn skipper Edwin takes ice before heading out through the gaps.