By the Sea

1 Sep

Fishing Boats Docked

The village right up the road from ours is called Kalk Bay.  It is, primarily, a fishing village.  Each morning the boats go out. Each evening they return with the day’s catch. Dana and I went down to the docks to watch the boats come in and unload.

The Day’s Catch

The boats are unloaded by hand. Each boat’s crew of two or three throw the fish on the dock on a tarp. The tarp is hauled away to the head of the dock.

Slinging A Fish

We watched the fisherman carry whole fish around to restaurants on the dock and load it into pick-ups.  Some of the fish are filleted right there.

On the dock filleting fish

Stacking Fillets

There is a lot of visiting and joking around as the fishermen, all men that I could see, socialize and drink beer.

End of the Day

We ate our fresh fish, prawns and chips at a dockside restaurant called, “Kalky’s.” Delicious.

4 Responses to “By the Sea”

  1. Maryl September 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    The photos remind me of the fishing villages that we saw on our trip to Maine. We didn’t take any photos so it was nice to have a beautiful reminder for us and a visual of what you are seeing all the time. Are there certain fish that are specific to So. Africa that we probably don’t get in the US? There’s nothing like fresh-caught fish for dinner. Even being close to Lake Michigan, all of our fish is flash frozen when caught.

    • Jill September 5, 2012 at 2:16 am #

      Hi Maryl: I wish we knew more about the local fish. Two that come to mind are hake, yellowtail and snoek but I think we have both of those in the states. They do have rock lobster here so there are some similarities with Maine. They are trapped on the Atlantic side of the peninsula.J

  2. Dede September 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Wow. So… which National Geographic photographer did you hire to take pictures for you? They are fabulous. I can smell the fish, hear the gulls.
    Jill I will write later. I miss you.
    Big hug.

    • Jill September 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      Dana took all of the pictures with our new SONY camera. I agree. I think they are great!

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