For the next few days, a North Sea fishing trawler will be in London – not to trawl the muddy waters for rare salmon and deprive the local cormorants of their lunch – but to let the general public have a closer look around the boat and see how it all works.
(lets face it, London’s riverside seagulls eat discarded burger and chips, not fish)
Due to arrive at Tower Bridge for a photo-opportunity at 1:30pm, it happened be going past my flat, so I was lazy and stayed at home and snapped the below photo of the trawler heading up to meet the rest of the media pack.
According to some PR blurb…
Jimmy Buchan, star of the TV series Trawlerman, will be sailing his North Sea Trawler, Amity II, up The Thames on Wednesday 1 June. His trip is to mark publication of ‘Trawlerman’ – his memoirs of being at the helm of Britain’s most dangerous job for over 30 years, raise awareness of the problems that the British fishing industry is facing and to raise funds for the Fishermen’s Mission.
I am not even going to try and pretend I know what the TV show is like, as I have never seen it – but the chance to go on board a North Sea fishing trawler at a time when it isn’t heaving around the choppy seas is going to draw me down to Tower Bridge sometime over the next few days to have a look (and sniff) around the boat.
Amity II will moor at St Katharine’s Pier (map link), by Tower Bridge, and leave for the return journey to Peterhead on Sunday 05th June.
The boat will be open to the public between Thursday 2 June and Saturday 4 June inclusive.