Fisher with traditional fishing boat in summer day. Llaüt.  Mercifully, and despite the appalling weather conditions that day, signal reception held-up and the patron saint of Catalan fishermen responded to the prayer with a message to remove the sinking boat’s rudder. Our stalwart mariner, by now up to his plums in freezing briny, just managed to complete this task before his stricken vessel disappeared beneath the surface. Miraculously the howling wind turned around and clinging to the wooden rudder for buoyancy Josep was blown back towards the harbour where eager hands dragged him safely ashore. A poor fisherman with no insurance, Josep could ill-afford the cost of building a new boat with which to continue his livelihood. On the bright side however, at least he didn’t have to buy a new rudder.