Thursday, 18 July 2019

Harbour life 2


Fishing boats come in all shapes and sizes. Most of those in Bridlington harbour are small boats for catching shellfish, as the lobster pots piled up on the quayside suggest. It is, apparently, the largest shellfishing port in England. You can wander around the harbour and get very close to the action. There are pontoons for mooring leisure craft and a quay with warehousing, where the larger trawlers still berth.


The boats and floats make for colourful pictures, even on a dull day. 


'Svalbard' seemed unnaturally clean and neat ... perhaps they never use it?





Nowadays there are small motor craft and catamarans among the fleet, but at one time the local small boats were cobles: open sailboats with wooden hulls and flat bottoms, traditional to the north-east coast of England. Some have been preserved, like the 'Three Brothers' on the left of the picture below, built in 1912 and restored in 2013. 


8 comments:

  1. Interesting place for a photographer.

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  2. Beautiful and hardy craft, waiting to return to the sea!

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  3. It certainly looks like a busy harbour.

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  4. Nice photos. There's a lot to look at there.

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  5. It does look busy and very interesting too!

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  6. I find the yellow catamaran most interesting. Certainly they are very stable at sea and offer the fishermen a large, safe open working platform. The outboard motors are reliable, fast but exposed and fuel thirsty.

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  7. Great story telling photos with lots of colour and action. It sure gives the impression of a busy working harbour. I can almost smell the fish.

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  8. I like these boats, great that some of them have been restored.

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