Wintering in a fishing port has offered plenty of opportunity to appreciate what goes on behind the scenes…
We often walk down to the neighbouring port of Javea where the fleet comes in late afternoon, trailed by excited flocks of gulls. It’s amazing the number of people (many of them retired fishermen) who turn up to welcome the catch, compare each boat’s haul, and study the numbers, quality and variety of fish available. As the last boat come in the fish market springs into action, echoing with the sound of bidding.
In Moraira, where we stay, the fleet is smaller, both in boat size and numbers, and the fleet comes in during the morning, though further down the coast in Calpe the boats return mid to late afternoon.
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