Red Boat, Schull
is the principal fishing village on the Mizen peninsular. It lies
on the south side, at the head of a sheltered natural harbour.
There is a small fleet of trawlers, and a number of smaller vessels
engaged in crab and lobster fishing. A packing station sends
fresh fish on ice to Cork airport to be flown to Europe's capital
cities. If you ordered a plate of mussels in Paris or Madrid,
they probably came from here. Schull is also a famous sailing
centre, and visitors can also scuba dive, go kayaking, go sea fishing,
and engage in all kinds of similar activities.
I found this beautiful old wooden boat drawn up on the slipway.
It seems to be floating in the air, without visible support. Many
such boats have been abandoned, to rot away in damp, silty
corners. Happily, this one is still working, and is a tribute to
its owner, to local boatbuilders, and good practical design.
Camera Nikon 300s.
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