Clever Solution for Fishing Boats in Icod de Los Vinos

The rugged volcanic coast of Northern Tenerife can be tough. There are only a few places for the local fishermen to secure their boats in bad weather. In the old days, they pulled the boats up on the beach. But when the tourists arrived, the beaches became more valuable as playgrounds and the fishermen had to be inventive to survive. 

My husband and I have slowly started to explore the surroundings of our new home. Yesterday, we walked down to the beach of San Marcos. It is located in a small natural bay; a 35-minute walk from where we live in the center of Icod de Los Vinos. It’s also the docking site for the local fishermen and I discovered something I have never seen before.

© Photos by Eldar Einarson

 

Walking down to the beach

Walking down to the beach

 

The fishing wharf of San Marcos in the background

The fishing wharf of San Marcos in the background

 

Not one fishing boat on the beach area

Not one fishing boat on the beach area

 

When the fishing boats arrive, they are efficiently lifted up by a crane and parked on a wharf. What a clever solution; the locals and the tourists can have the beach for themselves, and the fishermen avoid much toil

When the fishing boats arrive, they are efficiently lifted by a crane and parked on a wharf. What a clever solution; the locals and the tourists can have the beach for themselves, and the fishermen avoid much toil

 

The next boat in line

The next boat in line

 

Up it goes

Up it goes

 

Some of the many local fishing boats

Some of the many local fishing boats

 

Lots of nice motifs

Lots of nice motifs

 

Watching the activities

Watching the activities

 

Working place and playground

Working place and playground

 

More fish coming

More fish coming

 

Bad weather, no problem

Bad weather, no problem

 

Waiting for the wagon

Waiting for the wagon

 

Almost there

Almost there

 

Docking on wheels

Docking on wheels

 

The supply of fresh fish here is impeccable and I salute this very clever solution

The supply of fresh fish here is impeccable and I salute this very clever solution :)

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