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Friday, 6 September 2019

The run and the pond

The lobster boats approached the port from the various fishing grounds. 





They slowed as they approached the run which led into the boat pond, a sheltered area. Boats lined up in the run waiting their turn with the buyer in the refrigerator truck who was ready to weigh the lobster and take it to market. 





Along the run, people watched as the fishers waited their turn with the buyer. Feathered spectators included huge seagulls who looked like they benefitted from the catch as well. 





They eyed the activity with practised patience, knowing that eventually some fishers would drop offal overboard for them. 


Between arrivals, my husband and I walked along the run and around the boat pond. This workplace is busy as the sign indicates.





Nets from the crab fishery are stored while lobster is pursued. 





We walked over the trail to the beach which stretches along both sides of the pond beyond the dunes. Few people were there this morning. The focus is on the work and it will be for the remainder of the season.



24 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a lovely way to spend time Marie.. I wouldn't mind bringing along a deck chair, a flask of coffee and just watch the proceedings ☺ Happy weekend to you both ✨

DJan said...

I know you will be enjoying lobster again soon. I have learned so much about fishing for lobster and crab from your posts, Marie. And about PEI. :-)

Angela said...

Ohh Lobsters are so expensive here in ND. That is the problem being landlocked. It must be fascinating to see the boats coming in. I would surely love to see. Thanks for sharing this.

Elephant's Child said...

LOVE that sign.
And your window into a world I will not see. Thank you.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Ah, wonderful work....I could watch it all day long!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is a different world from where I live. It is fascinating.

Mage said...

I'm amazed at how narrow the run is. Wonderful pictures,.

bill burke said...

Great report on everday life in PEI. I could sit and watch the activity all day too. That's one of the reasons I try to get to our pier every morning. They are the only people up and working in town at 9ish in the morning. The town doesn't function until 10.
Have a wonderful weekend, Marie.

William Kendall said...

I do like that sign!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

It's interesting and fun to see an authentic working area like this with a fresh catch being brought in.

Joanne Noragon said...

A world apart from me. Even "work" has become foreign.

Rose said...

I would love to be there to watch the goings on...

baili said...

your walks are always intriguing and fascinating dear Marie

sign sound interesting

bird image is lovely
happy lovely days to you my friend!

Anvilcloud said...

Nice vignette

Natalia said...

Grear sign😉 I love those photos, how I wish to get by the water anytime soon☺

Shammickite said...

That's a great sign, I must remember not to park there if I ever come to visit! And stay safe today, bad weather is coming.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

My fingers are crossed for you all Marie as Dorian heads your way. The lobster info was interesting but I backed up to your other post and I love the lighthouse and had no idea that Cicadas were so large. They certainly can make noise but I've never actually seen one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thinking of you at this stormy time Marie, thank goodness you aren't getting the full brunt of the storm ✨

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Lobsters are yummy. Love the scenes and views, great shot of the gull! Have a happy day and a great new week!

photowannabe said...

Love these shots of the everyday work of the lobster fishing.
I especially like that sign...don't be the 21st !!
Lobster is a real favorite of mine.

Lea said...

Great photos, and I love the sign!

Stewart M said...

I like that sign! I may adapt it for my office door!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Debbie said...

oooooh that sign, now that's a good one!! love me some lobster, i had lobster sliders yesterday and they were so good!!!

as i glance up...i see everyone loved the sign!!!

Jenn said...

Great sign!