WELL THEN. What a way to end a journey following the fish workers than aboard a fishing boat that brought the fish to harbour?! and not just any boat, but the only working Smack (type of boat) in operation. well thats just what happened when Nora, Tina and I arrived in our final FINAL destination of LOWESTOFT.
so lucky to get a grand tour of the 100 year old Excelsior from Alice Jan and Leon in Lowestoft. An Audio below of us knocking about on the boat, chatting about herring workers and getting shown the ropes with expert guidance.
I also got given these wonderful ceremonious hand crafted herring, made by Jan and this Herring worker painted egg, crafted by Alice.
sublime ending to this trip. my gratitude for the time, generous ity, knowledge and encouragement from folks today and all the days is really hard to put into words. We have learnt so much, and met so many incredible folks on this journey- that is definitely just the start of many ways to unearth and celebrate the struggle of the herring workers. watch this space...
but If you are looking for me and can't find me, I'll probably have joined the Excelsior crew... <3
The Excelsior : Lowestoft
.Leon taking up through how the fish are caught and netted.
More on the Excelsior Here: http://www.theexcelsiortrust.co.uk/our-ship/excelsior-lt472www.theexcelsiortrust.co.uk/our-ship/excelsior-lt472