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Clever Solution for Fishing Boats in Icod de Los Vinos

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The rugged volcanic coast of Northern Tenerife can be tough. There are only a few places for the local fishermen to secure their boats during 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 inline
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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