Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Tide clock

In some communities there are special ways of measuring time.  When it comes to fishing it is the tide that really matters as that determines when the boats can leave and re-enter port.  This photo was taken at Newlyn which is one of the largest fishing ports in England.  It was originally a small traditional fishing village and in the late nineteenth century was home of the Newlyn School of Painters http://www.penleehouse.org.uk/newlyn-school.html who painted the villagers and their daily life.