Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Too Rough For The Fishermen To Leave The Bay..

This was taken in our garden at twenty to six yesterday evening.  Small fishing boats trying to make a living during the remnants of Storm Brendan.

StormBrendan brought the cold with him from Canada.  I went to the veg plot in the countryside next to the sea to pick a leek and some Brussel sprouts.  My poor fingers felt like ice and I was soon back in the kitchen, washing my poor fingers and getting warm from the solid fuel range.  I hate to think how cold those Fishermen are?

The chicken casserole cooked in a cup of red wine went down very well.  I raised my glass after and said:

"Here's to the Fishermen!"


28 comments:

  1. Here's to you and the fishermen!
    Not easy to work in the freezing cold, presumably for their winches and whatnot too.
    Great scene with those lights in the distance

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    1. You know how brave they are Linda. Especially living on your island. I take my hat off to the brave fishermen.

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  2. Here’s to the fishermen from me too Dave.

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  3. Amen to that. It can't be an easy life.

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    1. They are incredibly brave Jaycee and sometimes they don't catch anything. I couldn't do it.

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  4. We're on the same lattitude to you, with not a lot of land in between, so what you get, we get a while later, so I was thinking of you as the winds were howling yesterday. I've not been out to check the garden yet (L-shaped, I can only see some of it from the house), but I expect there'll be some branches down. How does your poly-tunnel hold up in such weather?

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    1. Thanks for thinking of us the veg artist, I think it's with us have a windbreak gale fabric door on the front and windbreak mesh nailed to the wind frame at the back. That let's the wind blow through plus the heavy wet soil in the trenches holds down the plastic. I will take an up to date picture of the tunnel on the blog.

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  5. Winter in the Middle of UK is fair. Not a sign of snow or anything else to make us believe in winter. It's uncanny, that's for sure. I feel sorry for those fishermen.

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  6. Hi Valerie. Yes the fishermen are incredible brave souls. It was bitter cold here yesterday. The seasons do seem to be very mixed up recently. We don't want snow like we got in 2010.

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  7. When I was a small girl in the land-locked Midlands my favourite school assembly hymn was the one that starts "When lamps are lighted in the town, the boats sail out to sea." Many years later I am still in awe of those who go to sea to fish and the brave souls who volunteer for the RNLI. My conscience will never let me pass one of their collecting tins without popping something in it.

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  8. Thanks for that Tracy. The RNLI are incredibly brave souls like the Fishermen. Thanks.

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  9. Last year I saw a good film about a choir of singing fishermen! I think it was set in Cornwall. They are all brave souls. I went out from Fleetwood on my own and only fishing trip in slightly rough sea. I was glad to get back on dry land I can tell you.

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    1. Ooops - obviously not 'on my own' but on my 'one and only' fishing trip!

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  10. Hi Gwil. We once came over here from Holyhead one Christmas. It was that rough nuns were knelt praying. When they start praying you worry. You are a long way from sea where you live.

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    1. If you ever see a nun on an aeroplane, which I have more than once, they always sit saying the Rosary quietly.

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    2. Hi Rachel, Nuns are ok with me. They're definitely not the praying ones that worry me before or during my flight. I find nuns on planes reassuring.

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  11. Yeah? Gosh it's one way of passing time when your flying. I am always looking at my watch.

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    1. One time on a flight something was ticking in a luggage locker. Another time an Arab with 7 steak knives was pulled out the queue in front of me. In Ireland you look at your watch. Here I look at the watch of the guy next to me.

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    2. Hi Gwil. I once was on a flight to the Algarve and the cockpit door opened and a pilot walked to the back of the plane to the toilets. I wondered how the door was allowed to be opened and who was flying the plane? It was a very long ten minutes wait for the pilot to return. Your flight stories sound very scary.

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    3. They're not all scary. One time we landed in Liverpool and three police boarded the plane and too a male passenger away. An intercom announcement by one of the stewards informed us he'd been smoking in the rear toilet.

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    4. It wasn't our pilot was it?๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. You have a view of the sea - how wonderful!

    With regard to your cold fingers, you may not be aware of a new-fangled invention that came on the market not so long ago - gloves! And you can get grippy gloves too!

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  13. Yes we can see the bay YP. Gloves aren't very tactile for picking one's home grown sprouts. Thanks for the gloves tip. G-l-o-v-e-s. I think I will remember that word๐Ÿ˜€

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  14. A dangerous job, that, and I don't mean gardening.

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  15. Hi Joanne. It's easy to hurt yourself gardening but it's not so dangerous has being a fisherman. Thanks

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  16. I have used Dr Aziba herbal Medicine cure remedy for 2 WEEKS now. So far, it has cured my HERPES, eliminated my COLD SORE, improved energy and metabolism, in the morning I feel recharged and I no longer feel sleepy after a meal. As for the scent, it does smell like motor oil but I chase it down with 100% Herbal medicine from Dr Aziba. twice a day AFTER a meal. I also experienced vivid dreams for about 5 days now it’s diminishing to during the first 2 or 3 hours of sleep . contact Dr Aziba: EMAIL: priestazibasolutioncenter@gmail.com or whatsapp +2348100368288 and He also have herbs medicine.
    Some other areas of your health you may need Dr Aziba help to get cured.
    {1}Diabetes
    {2}HPV
    {3}ALS
    {4}Herpes
    Contact
    Dr via Email: Priestazibasolutioncenter@gmail.com
    WhatsApp : +2348100368288

    ReplyDelete

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