Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stopping in Port Orford

We wanted to check out a few places that looked interesting, but were rushing, on our way to somewhere else.

On our way back from Harris Beach we stopped in Port Orford. Port Orford has a unique way of harboring their fishing fleet. Every evening, because they don't have a protected harbor, they use large hosts to store their vessels on shore.

There are usually lots of sea birds around, waiting for the tasty scraps.

Lifting another vessel for the evening

A fisherman is sorting these great looking Black Cod. They catch quite a variety of fish here, and sell much of their catch overseas, mainly to Japan and Asia. Since they have smaller vessels, they have done some specialization for their markets.

Sorting Black Cod by weight