January 4, 2011

[MyWorld] Bringing in the Catch

In my [personal] world it is a rare occasion that I get up early; I am a confirmed night owl and subjected to a fair amount of [deserved] teasing about it from my friends.

But when I do get up at the crack of dawn, if it's not to catch an early plane, it's typically for something exciting. On our trip to Mindoro some months ago, I was roused from bed to go see the fishermen come in with their catches of the day. I'm so very glad I did.  Here is some of what I saw (all images can be enlarged).





Mindoro, 2010

I am linking to My World Tuesday and Ruby Tuesday.

23 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I love those boats with the outriggers. Do they really use those small nets to catch the fish? I can't see anything that looks familiar, like the equipment on a trawler or seiner.
What kind of fish are those (with the long fins on their sides)?
Fabulous post, Francisca, but has me bursting with questions.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love the boats, too! How fun to watch bringing in the catch for the day! Great captures as always, Francisca! And always fun to visit your world each week! Hope your new year is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

Yep, I sure am glad you got up to see this. And you remembered your camera too! :))

Kim, USA said...

Oh my Francisca another photo that reminds me of my native country. Yup that is what we see early in the morning almost all the shores of the Philippines. The fish is called yellow fin tuna love it!! Happy New Year!
RT-Cloche

Photo Cache said...

i like the bancas. i would also wake up to see that sight.

happy new year.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of shots. I love fishing.

eileeninmd said...

Great collection of photos, you do get to see some fantastic scenes on yoru trips.

Indrani said...

Looks like you too got a good catch. :)

A Very Happy New Year to you!

Regina said...

Great captures.
Happy New Year!

James said...

Great shots! The sunlight is so nice!

Gaelyn said...

Looks like some fine eating and certainly worth getting up for. I'm not particularly an early riser myself.

Luna Miranda said...

early morning shots are always the best. beautiful scenes here--grilled fish for lunch?:p

Kristin said...

Wonderful set of photos of the world you have there.

Liz said...

Wonderful shots!

Happy RT!

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Pie said...

Beautiful pictures!

VP said...

Love the boats and the catch! Many of our fishermen would be envious.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's worth getting up early to see Francisca! Thanks for sharing. When we stayed on the Texas gulf coast we were within a short walk of where the shrimp boats came in -- it was great fun to watch (and buy direct from the boat).

tapirgal said...

This was worth getting up for. I especially like the image of the boy. The net in his other hand also has the shape of a fish!

Dina said...

How exciting to see.
And such a little boy starting at such an early age.

Jacob said...

It is almost always a worthwhile venture to get up early. Unless, of course, you're too tired or hung over or whatever...

You did good! Great photos of the boats, the men (and boys) and the fish! I love early morning, but usually don't get up myself. Your pics are so good I think I can smell that rather misty air and the fish and I can hear the sounds of creaking boats and humans talking...

Kaori said...

Very cool how they hold the fish by the tails! You can tell they're very used to it. I'm a late sleeper like you, especially in the cold winter, but I'm glad you woke up early for these photos! ;D

JM said...

Wonderful series. The fish is almost as big as the cute little boy. :-)

Evelyn said...

That first shot is beautiful. Love all the faces and fishes they caught.