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Location: Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

I'm married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, My wife of 47 years is Sue and we are the same age. My two children are Pamela (blogging occasionly under Pam-bigbustybikerbaby.blogspot.com and Roy,who was recently Paralysed from the waist down due to an Absys on his Spine. My 4 grandchildren are (oldest first) Gavin, Hayley, Thomas,and Zoe. Sue and I are both retired and we're disabled too, her with a badly Arthritic back and spine, me with lung (COPD) and Heart problems.I have always loved Fishing (all sorts) Sue started fishing with me about 8 years ago, now she really enjoys it too. We both love m'cycles and m'cycling, Sue owns and rides her own bike which is a Custom 1981 250 Honda.I own a 1979 Honda CX500. We are both members of this motorcycle club ( view or join our club on http://www.cx-gl.org.uk/) or see my blog post Dec 2007 blog "Getting old, never", of course we're badly resticted now due to our illness, only riding in really good weather.Just over three years ago we lost our best friend and Baby Mojo the border Collie, Gone but never forgotten. Please feel free to use any of our photo's but do let me know you have used them, thank you.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

FISHERMEN .

This morning when eventually I had shaken myself and had my morning "fix" of oxygen, Sue and I decided to go for a walk. Well it was Murky, Drizzly and not that nice, but off we went, after a short walk into the town centre and on toward the sea front the sky started to clear a little. We then saw a trawler negotiating the narrow river mouth channel on his way to unloading his catch. I then thought it could be a blog in the making.By the time we had traversed the point and made our way to the river beach the trawler had docked on the fish Quay. I should probably tell you now we have three of these little trawlers based here in Teignmouth, this one TH117 had just been out since early morning fishing for Sprats. As a by the way I will just mention this little bit of useless information, trawlers are registered in their home ports and carry the first and last letters of their port town ie Teignmouth is TH, Brixham is BM, and so on.So the deck hands soon had the boxes lined up in the hold, the stacker truck bringing all they needed. Within 20-25 the little boat had unloaded its fishy contents of 90% Sprats, with just a spattering of other fish and a couple of crabs etc.The fish market lorry was expected to arrive and whisk off its contents any minute, is that fresh or what?.
Apologies for the picture quality, but it was very dull and dismal. Half an hour later the sun came out !!, so it was off to our favourite sea front cafe for a mug of tea and watch the world go by.
Above, this picture shows the local trawler alongside our little fish quay, the stacker truck bringing more boxes for filling.
Here lies the Trawler at the fish quay about to start unloading its nearly full hold of fish.
Above, The main deckhand preparing the boxes ready to receive todays catch of Sprats.
Above, The deck hand loads the boxes onto the winch, then up they come.
Above swinging full boxes out of the hold onto the fish Quay, quite a nice catch for a days work.
Above a box of Sprats, straight from the trawler couldn't be much fresher, at this stage a bit of local knowledge and a pound buys a bucket full, done in a tomato sauce what a treat.

Joke of the day.
The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she'd just gotten married -- for the fourth time.

The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation.

"Oh, He's a funeral director," she answered.

"Interesting, " the newsman thought. He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.

She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she'd first married a banker when she was in her early 20s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40s, later on a preacher when in her 60s, and now she was in her 80s, a funeral director.

The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.

She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go."



10 Comments:

Blogger Gina E. said...

LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! (referring to the joke) Found you on Jen and Cazz's chronicles, Bob..guess I have another blog to add to my favorites list. Want to show you to my husband Ken. He is 65, a motorcyclist of long standing (since he was 19), ex bus driver, who had to quit that job due to lung and heart disease caused by smoking (sound familiar?). Finally, believe it or not, he also loves fishing. But he doesn't do blogging - only has one use for his laptop, and that is sourcing music and movies.
Cheers,
Gina in Oz.

3:23 pm  
Blogger Rob Hopcott said...

Loved the joke and the fish definitely look good enough to eat.

Sadly, although I'm on the Bristol Channel at Minehead, we don't have the same level of sea fishing locally to watch being landed.

4:05 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

Lovely photos of the fishing boat coming in. Didn't you buy any fish from them?

The joke made me groan!

9:14 pm  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

That was a real groaner of a joke.... but maybe we could use it in our annual variety show!!
Nice pictures of the trawler unloading the sprats. I hope you bought some and had them for tea.

12:12 am  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Bob Great Pics of all that fish were you able to buy them fresh from the Trawler.fresh fish Yummy.. Hahaha had a good laugh at the joke..
I see Gina has popped into say hi.. Ive have just posted a couple of your jokes.. Take care Keep the jokes comming...Jen

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