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Good Morning Everyone,

This is a close up of the gangway, down to the boats moored at the port of Paimpol.

I just loved the the repeating uprights and the strength in the barriers, guiding inwards; it was a definite change from photographing just the boats.

Paimpol has a long history as a fishing port and it is reputed that the fishermen from this port set out to fish for cod in the waters of the Canadian Grand Banks and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, even before the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus!

Nowadays, Paimpol is famous for its regatta.The regatta is biennial and runs for a week in July. In 2017 it started with two days of racing at Dartmouth followed by the Classic Channel Race which was in two legs – the first from Dartmouth to St Peter Port and the second from St Peter Port to Paimpol in Brittany. In Brittany there was the Round Île de Bréhat Race followed by a night in the port of Lezardrieux, and then a grand parade of sail into Paimpol harbour on Bastille Day where the regatta was a central part of the town’s celebrations.

After I had posted this. I thought it might have been interesting as a b&w shot but it was too late to post it, so here it is as a w/s.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day, Bev :-)

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