As I walked my little Pom dog today I noticed that there was a great amount of traffic going down one of the little side roads towards the little fishing boat harbor. I have been down this little road just a short distance when I saw some fishermen building a new boat. I have never been all the way down the road onto the pier. There didn’t seem to be much reason for all of them arriving. They just seemed to be standing around and mulling about.
I reached the turn-around point and looked out toward the sea, there coming around the great new pier was the fishing fleet.
I made my way back to the little road and walked down to the pier. I walked through the courtyard and down towards the fleet. The ground is littered with fish, crab, and shrimp “parts”. It is obvious that this place sees lots of those kinds of things just discarded and left behind.
The fleet is in and it is obviously shrimp season. Not the shrimp that we like to eat here in China, but the little shrimp that we like to call “Alien”.
They fleet has caught thousands of pounds of little aliens.
The big refrigerator truck is filled with drums of water that the disks of aliens are dropped into to be shipped all over the rest of China.
Our friend here is all in a panic because his comrade has stuffed one of the little “aliens” down his shirt.
As I return down the beach I notice that the power plant looks nice from this angle with the tide out.
It is also rather interesting to see the other version of our local fishermen.
They are actually growing some clam-ish version of a shell fish. They have withdrawn the “nets” so that they can fill them again with additional feed for the growing bigger.
Oh, and that isn’t too bad a sunset for my little beach chateau either.