Touring my local area of Rayong, Thailand, near the ocean, I came across a local fishing village. The people from this village were more than welcoming to me and my camera than the visit a couple of weeks ago to one of the main fishing ports in Thailand. As you can see from the following pictures.
The village, I call it a village, but in fact it is a stretch of beach, with a number of small buildings which accommodate the working. The boats are small but they are a vital part of the local economy and livelihood of the people who work the ocean.
The catch was considerably small compared to the bigger port, but I felt more at ease with the people here, working either bringing in the night’s catch from their boats or the women and men extracting the fish from the nets.
The area is well known for it’s crabs and the local seafood restaurants serve the local catch in their establishments.
I heard a number of people shouting out as a boat approach the shore. Turning round the local people were making their way towards the boat. The fisherman on this boat used rod and line to catch their fish. The fish caught varied compared to the net fishermen and when one of the guys pulled out the ray, my clicking finger started to work fast as they pulled the ray out of the boat. Although I have seen pictures, this is the first time I have seen the real deal.
I could have spent a lot more time taking pictures of these wonderful people, who as I have already stated made me very welcome and didn’t mind me taking pictures while they were working. I will be back, I had a great time.
Just leave you with one more picture. This is my favourite picture and what a cheeky face.
No there is one more and this one is the best. Same girl but what a smile.