The Harbour


At the very beginning of the harbour is a slightly sunken boat, it would be completely sunk if the water was deeper but at that end of the harbour it’s only a meter or two deep. The boats lying at an angle and the water is flooded part of the deck; it’s a medium sized fishing boat painted in red, yellow and light blue in a few places. There is a rotting wooden deck and a cabin, in the rotting deck is a hatch leading down into the bottom of the boat, it’s open and the insulation on the door of the hatch is exposed and half of it missing.  There are a few white painted ladders for reaching various parts of the boat, they are all rusty. It’s moored to the harbour pier with blue rope.

There’s some sort of barrier by the edge of the water near the boat, I’m not sure if it had anything to do with the boat though, maybe to stop people trying to board it from the roof of the cabin? It’s quite low down so the roof of the cabin is about the same level as the harbour pier. The other boats all have their decks about this level or a bit lower, basically at the normal hight to board.
I sort of wanted to climb on and explore the boat but it looked slippery and I didn’t know how rotten the deck was or if it would hold my weight at all. Going below deck could have been entirely under the water too and it was quite a cold winters day. It was would have been harder to get to the boat with the barrier there: I guess it was doing it’s job ok.
Opposite the boat was a stack of lobster pots and in front of them loads  of dead, clear, jelly like worms. They are probably used for catching fish. I accidentally stood on a few while looking at the boat, they looked disgusting and were even worse feeling to step on the kind of thing nightmares are made of. I walked up to the end of the pier where there were two men fishing then back down again, past the sunk boat and discarded worms and back off towards the town.
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