Thorup Strand - Fishing Village Without A Harbour
Thorup Strand is a small fishing village on the Northwestern coast of Jutland, at the North Sea, or the Northern Atlantic. What is unusual about this fishing village is the fact that although they have fishing boats, they have no harbour for them.
Instead they use a huge Caterpillar to drag the boats from the beach up in safety - on the sand.
Here you can clearly see how a rope is fastened to the front of the boat, in order to pull it out of and away from the sea.
This way of coming ashore obviously has consequences for the condition of the bottom of the boats.
Instead of a quay at a harbour, the fishers use a ladder to get onto and out of their boats.
Thorup Strand is one of the locations with rescue boats - small, agile unsinkable boats that come to the aid of fishing boats in distress. Such boats are fairly common along the Western coast of Jutland.