Catch du Jour.

While in Gustavia I met fisherman Peter Laurent.  The following day Laurent kindly allowed me to join him on the morning lobster run.

Gustavian fisherman Peter Laurent navigates his boat 8 miles out to sea. ©Eli Reichman, 2011. All Rights Reserved.

With 200 lobster traps scattered throughout the sea, Laurent heads out at 5:30am checking 30-50 traps twice a week. ©Eli Reichman, 2011. All Rights Reserved.

A blowfish was caught in one of the traps. ©Eli Reichman, 2011. All Rights Reserved.

The island of St. Barts is a distant memory as Laurent spends hours pulling, baiting and resetting his traps. ©Eli Reichman, 2011. All Rights Reserved.

The mornings catch is watered down before heading back to port. ©Eli Reichman, 2011. All Rights Reserved.

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13 thoughts on “Catch du Jour.

  1. Great colour in your images. The blow fish does not look impressed! I love the simplicity of the wave pic: very elegant motion, the cloud is just right and the mountain in the far distance. Perfect.

  2. Looks like GOOD EATS Eli!! Thanks for including me on your list. Keep em coming.

    Lisa

  3. Looks Like a great time! Blow fish does not look happy with you though :-) Glad you had a great time… Thanks for sharing, as always.

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