Not only was Cork host to the Dutch Submarine “Dolphin” during ‘Rebel Week’, but to underline international links further there was a Japanese fishing vessel tied up along the same quay (Horgan’s). Some of the expressions on the faces of the crew drew me in, but I was wary of not insulting them by simply snapping away.
So I sought permission and the mood changed completely; big grins took over faces and hands came aloft to wave. Not exactly the natural shot I was looking for. One of the crew, however, continued to look a bit pensive, or was it just that he was missing home, being so far away? I’ll never know, but the lines on his face were captivating. So here is the Japanese ship in Cork City along with some of the crew.