Mom and kids. Ok, so it has nothing to do with the fish market. But I love spiders...
On Sunday morning I went out with my friend Michael the Bushman and his lovely consort Hui-chen to visit the Yung-an Fish Market in Hsinchu. We had viewed it from the north and the south, now it was time for it a visit. UPDATE: Michael, whose blog on it is here, tells me that market is actually in Taoyuan.
As always, we wound our way through the community of Hukou and the fields around it to reach the ocean.
As you enter the winding road that goes around the fish market, old fishing craft lay scattered by the side of the road.
The famous bridge that leaps over the channel leading into the harbor, offering excellent views. The port is being developed for tourism like so many places in Taiwan these days, a consequence of central government policies that are sending more money out to local governments for leisure development...
What do you do if your boat is in this mess and you need it?
Here's the most interesting thing we saw in the harbor. This crane on a barge, tooling round the port.
First he loaded up on extra labor and gasoline.
Then he propelled himself into the channel, using the shovel to push himself through the water like a man "poling" a canoe.
He headed out to the mouth, where he spent the day dredging.
There's always construction somewhere.
Inside the market, they were busy setting up.
Seafood in front of a restaurant.
Outside the harsh early morning sun was giving way to better light.
The boxes contain birds, probably pigeons for eating.
Auctioning off fish.
Removing the meat...
Hui-chen and Michael decide on tuna for their seafood hot pot stock.
A panoramic view of the port (original at Flickr).
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