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Salthouse Beach Fishing Fleet 1/7

Every day is a boat day this week. Salthouse is a village, with a population of just over 196, in Norfolk. At its foreshore is a high shingle bank on which enthusiasts gather to fish from the shore but it also has an industrious offshore fleet whose boats are pulled up clear of the sea after each trip.

 

Salthouse Beach Fishing Fleet 1/7

Every day is a boat day this week. Salthouse is a village, with a population of just over 196, in Norfolk. At its foreshore is a high shingle bank on which enthusiasts gather to fish from the shore but it also has an industrious offshore fleet whose boats are pulled up clear of the sea after each trip.

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jan 2017, 00:16
This is great, Brian...wonderful Big Boys Toys image!
Brian Walbey: Big boys toys all week from this place Ray.
Nice find! This would be a fun job!
Brian Walbey: A fun job between spring and autumn but definitely not in winter with the storms they get along that coast.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 30 Jan 2017, 04:11
Bizarre comme engin pour tracter un bateau.
Brian Walbey: This is the onyl way to get the boats in and out of the water from these high shungle bankc.
Definitely not something I see every day, Brian!
Brian Walbey: I guess you wouldn't on the Hollandshire coast Ginnie, this part of the Norfolk coast is all high shingle banks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Jan 2017, 07:02
Without this sturdy looking tractor they wouldn't be able to fish at all
Brian Walbey: Definitely not Chris, it is a bit like how they get the boats in and out at Beer and Hastings and other such places.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 30 Jan 2017, 07:39
Quite a workhorse, Brian - the tractor
Brian Walbey: It needs to be, that shingle bank is quite steep.
Shows the effect of salt sea air on metal Brian!
Brian Walbey: I guess they stand out there 365 days a year, there is no cover of any sort there from the elements.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Jan 2017, 09:22
I love these old tractors, slowly losing the battle against the salt.
Brian Walbey: Some are in better condition than others as you will see this week, I wonder just what their working lifespan is.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 30 Jan 2017, 09:27
These rusty tractors are all along the East Anglian coast ...as are the boats and the shingle ridges
Brian Walbey: Indeed Richard, down in Suffolk and I recall seeing them at Sheringham a few years ago.
How different customs and practices are just across the pond!
Brian Walbey: This part of the coast is all quite high shingle banks and this is the only way to get the boats in and out.
Packed with colour the corrosive action of the sea water is all too evident with all this rust
Brian Walbey: It must have been in use there a long time to be rusty like that.
I'm amazed that that tractor is still running! It looks ancient!
Brian Walbey: It must have been in use there a long time to be rusty like that.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Jan 2017, 18:01
These look just like models! The tractor is a lesson in what happens when you don't hose down the tracks especially after being in salt water! It probably starts at the first press of a button, though.
Brian Walbey: It must have been in use there a long time to be rusty like that.
they have to get a good catch to pay for trailering their boat after each trip Brian...
love the rust on the old bulldozer....petersmile
Brian Walbey: It must have been in use there a long time to be rusty like that. I have no idea what financial arrangements there are for then using the beach like this.

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