An industrious Mũi Né morning

The night fishermen were back.

Leaving their motorised boats moored safely offshore, they rowed towards the beach in their circular woven bamboo tubs and deposited their catch with their waiting colleagues, who had waded into the sea to help carry the fish to the beach.

A typical early morning in Vietnam


Sorting the previous night’s catch

Baskets and scales were set out at the shoreline.  Much of the haul was sorted on site, with  fish, crabs, shrimp and more being weighed, bagged and loaded onto motorbikes to be taken back to town.

Other groups of people spread out tarpaulins on the beach and displayed their catch for people to buy as soon as the fish were unloaded.   You can’t get any fresher than that!

A close-up of a woven bamboo boat

We stood by, watching and photographing, trying to be as inconspicuous as possible, but nobody paid us any mind unless we were too slow to jump out of the way of the motorbikes whizzing away.

A definite hard morning‘s work…

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