The fishing trawler “Christina E” made an appearance in Village Bay yesterday. What a sight - it really was huge (length - 80.4 m, width - 16.6 m, steel hull weight - 1825 tons)!
The boat had left Bergen 5 days previously and some of the 26 crew members came ashore for a few hours to stretch their legs. It was actually quite strange to see so many people wandering around the Village again!
They told us that the 'Christina E' is a dual purpose boat designed for trawling but also for scientific expeditions for the oil and gas industry. And that's what they were doing - investigating the seabed (not here I should add). The boat left as darkness fell.
(should of used a tripod!)
I wonder whether they will be the last visitors of the year?