Photographer's Note

May 6, 2009
Sete 340301 34200
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.400 3.683 74 m

Fluctuat nec mergitur.

Any reference of the boat name to the sympathetic pseudonym "cricri" on TE, may be only fortuitous coincidence... :)

One sight.
Other sight. April 30th, 2009.

This boat moored at "Quai des Moulins" of Sète, quay of the Mills, is like a cork stopper. She is tossed by the waves, but is not sunk.

This Latin phrase, "Fluctuat nec mergitur" is the motto of Paris, France.

... Ses fluctuat nec mergitur, C'était pas d'la littérature...

Sete is a French commune of the department of Herault and Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 43 400 Sétois and Sétoises distributed on 24 km², is 1792 hab/km².

It is the town of artists like Paul Valéry, Georges Brassens, Manitas de Plata, Jean Vilar, the brothers Di Rosa.

The city was founded in 1673, after the beginning of the construction of the port in 1666 during the reign of Louis XIV.

It is the 1st fishing port of the French Mediterranean. Fishing setoise is made of artisanal flotillas, made up of family armaments. Fishing is day labourer (left the boats 3 hours, return towards 16-18 hours), during 220-230 days of fishing per annum, for an average tonnage of 8 000 to 10 000 tons (2/3 blue fish, 1/3 white fish). The setoise fleet includes:
- 34 general-purpose trawlers from 18 to 25 meters.
- 17 tuna boats senneurs from 25 to 45 meters.
- about thirty small boats practising traditional fishing.
- the production of oysters and moulds is mainly concentrated on banks of pond of Thau.

My images of Sete

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