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.