Our trip to Grimsby on Thursday June 25th was a resounding success. We learnt a lot about the fishing fleet that was based there and how the Icelandic cod war put it out of business by extending the fishing limit to 200 miles. Some of our group went on board a trawler and saw how the fishermen lived and worked for two weeks at a time, with two days off on shore while the fish was being unloaded if they were lucky enough to have a good catch. The museum itself replicated life on board a trawler, with lifelike displays and models. It was extremely well done.
From Grimsby we went on to Cleethorpes for the afternoon and enjoyed walking along the seafront. There was a little road train that connected with a small stem train, complete with whistles and soot smuts; and of course, no visit to Cleethorpes would be complete without the obligatory fish and chips. A fabulous day out and blessed with lovely summer weather.