Archive for ‘May, 2020’
The Nimble Departs
The Action End…
The action end of a modern trawler…
The Friendly Isle Departs
The Friendly Isle departs Macduff Harbour
The Nimble Fisherman
The Harbour Entrance (Banff, Scotland)
The Sun Worshipper
The Lover’s Leap
The Bollard and the Knots
The Sunset From Portsoy
If you look carefully, you can see, on the horizon, the mountains on the other side of the Moray Firth – and the odd boat! Read about Portsoy here.
The Empty Harbour
It’s all very quiet at Macduff Harbour today…
The Tiny Boat
The Disappointed Dog
Katy learns that time and tide waits for no man (or dog).
The Crazy Creel
Another bad symmetry attack I’m afraid…
The Colourful Creels
I’m trying to break my seriously bad monochrome habit!
One of my favourite work boats…
The Question of Trust
Question: Can we trust the British Government?
Answer: Absolutely not.
The Monochromatic Mess of Creels…
The Voe Jarl at dawn this morning
The Shekinah at dawn this morning
The Shekhina, sitting on the bottom at MacDuff Harbour leans over in the early morning sunshine.
The Voe Jarl Returns…
We thought the Voe Jarl had left for foreign shores but, here she is, back in MacDuff again
The Car Park
The Mess of Creels
The Importance of Chained-up Bollards
Very important to keep chains tightly wrapped around your bollards…
The Lady Painter
The Little Orange Chap…
This interesting little boat came into MacDuff Harbour this morning…
The Happy Crewman
The Chance Inward Bound For MacDuff
Or, as we used to say in the days when merchant ships carried Radio Officers – QTP MacDuff (in Morse code of course).
The Stormy Skies Over MacDuff Harbour
The Tiny Boat
The Whistling Balls
Katy’s favourite balls, wonderfully coloured and they whistle as they fly through the air.
…and a bit of sanity returns to this blog (for the moment at least)
The Flaming Pear Madness..
Flaming Pair plus polar distortion (Photoshop) plus symmetry. Lockdown madness or perhaps the product of an idle mind…
The Hole Series (13) – the seriously weird metallic orifices…
Symmetry plus Flaming Pear plus Photoshop!
The Beat-up Bearing
The Back of the Boat
The Strange Gizmo
The Grumpy Sea Chicken
The Hole Series (12) – the big hole…
The bigger the better!
The Lonely Boat
High and dry……
The clear need for new and better leaders in the UK…
The Conservative Party – a bunch of lying crooks…
The Hole Series (11) – hole inserted in a hole…
You can beat a spot of insertion…
The Hole Series (10) – the well-lubricated hole…
It’s good to keep your hole well-lubricated.
The Hole Series (9) – an abundance of holes…
All quiet and peaceful at MacDuff…
The Hole Series (8) – the dirty disgusting little hole…oh YUK!
The Other Rusty Gizmo
The UK Conservative Party Engine
Clapped out. Beyond Repair. Surplus to Requirements. Time expired. Of no use. Ready to be scrapped. Broken. Good for nothing. Completely fucked!
The Still Life Image
It makes a change from a bowl of fruit, surely?
The Little Boat
The Hole Series (7) – the new wood in the hole…
The Ebonnie (a long way from home)
The worn out 13 Amp sockets…
At this stage, I think this double 13 Amp socket might be classified as slightly dangerous (sorry Americans, our mains electricity sockets are very different to yours).
The Rusty Gizmo
I have no idea what it is but it has seen better days (a bit like me really!)
The Thin Edge of the Wedge
The Hole Series (6) – the new and not yet installed deadlight…
(AKA a port hole)
The New Starboard Winch
The very strange twin-bodied snake…
The Rusty Chain
The High Rollers
In case you are wondering, these ‘wheels’ stop a fishing boat’s trawl net getting caught on rocks on the sea bed.
The Chance Heads Out…
Now a nice home for insects and, unfortunately for the insects, a feeding station for woodpeckers…
The Ex-Tree – Richard Broom Photography
Water from the stream always tastes better…
The Hole Series (5) – the black hole
The British Conservative Party
Rotten to the core and completely stumped…
The Hole Series (4) – the ruptured hole…
The Hole Series (3): the hmmmm hole…
The Hole Series (2): the hairy hole…
The Hole Series (1): the puckered hole…
The Storm Over Banff…
The Snow Storm in May…
Snow in May? Who would have believed it?
The fish in there somewhere…
Another symmetry attack…
The Nimrod Returns
The Rusty Crank hit by Symmetry!
My earlier post gets the treatment!
The Lifting Tackle
The Crane Operator
Cranes, these days, controlled from a radio-control box. Clever stuff!
The Rusty Crank
Don’t forget to lubricate your parts…
The Blob Metal Thing…
Just fooling around with symmetry as my night-shift at the harbour is coming to an end. I’ll be resting in the arms of Morpheus for a few hours this afternoon.
The Hole Maker
It’s my hole and I’ll dig if I want to!
The Tagliatelle Seaweed Monster
…a bit of fun with symmetry.
The Penis Plant
Well, you do have to admit….
It must be Spring in the UK..
The Houses on the Clifftop
The Rock Pool Diaries (5): The rock pools at low water…
Probably the best time to visit the beach. When the tide is out, all is revealed!
The Rock Pool Diaries (4) – The spinach seaweed…
Again, this seaweed probably has a proper name…but it looks like spinach to me!
The Rock Pool Diaries (3) – The tagliatelle seaweed…
It probably has a proper name but it looks like tagliatelle to me!
The Walk on the Beach
The Rock Pool Diaries (2) – The colourful rocks…
Colorful if you’re in the US! Rocks in the bottom of rock pools here in Banff, Scotland. Wonderful colours and plenty of sea snails hiding between the rocks.
The Rock Pool Diaries (1) – The Moonscape!
It looks like the surface of the moon but I think (but don’t know) that these little critters who live on the rocks down on the beach are barnacles. Somebody will, I’m sure, correct me if I am wrong.
The Rock Pool Day
I have a 100mm lens that I hardly ever use but I took it for a spin on the beach today and took photographs in the rock pools when the tide was out. And so, get ready for the rock pool and dog series!
A great home for spiders…