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The Lilly Oak on the slip…

The fishing vessel Lilly Oak sits on her cradle on the slip at MacDuff Harbour, Scotland. The slip is a long sloping concrete ramp (image coming soon) used to haul boats out of the water for repair and repainting. The cradle that supports the ships runs on railway lines on the slip.

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The Lilly Oak on the slip - Richard Broom Photography
The Lilly Oak on the slip – Richard Broom Photography

5 Responses to “The Lilly Oak on the slip…”

  1. John

    She looks ready for some fresh paint. I’d love to see this harbour in person. 😎

  2. Richard Broom Photography

    The Lilly Oak is one of the deep draft trawlers they use up here in Scotland. The fill the hold with ice before leaving and then, as they catch fish, the pack it in ice before landing it back at MacDuff Harbour. The fishermen are impressive, especially considering how rough the sea can become around Scotland. These tiny trawlers bob around like corks on the North Sea. Rather them than me!!

  3. John

    The deep draft I get, but no way would I survive out there either Richard. I’d be puking over the side all the time. 😎

  4. Richard Broom Photography

    I think I would be the same. I watch the trawlers leaving MacDuff and, the moment they leave harbour, they’re bouncing around all over the place. Rather them than me!

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