British fishing vessels have a name and a registration number. BF = Banff, Scotland and the registration number 9.
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One of the older style of trawler (not many left now)
MacDuff Harbour during the night
These great big lumps of metal are towed behind trawlers. Their aquadynamic shape help to keep the ‘mouth’ of the trawl net open (a bit like wings flying through the water) and the hapless fish are caught in the net, never to escape.
The Bulbous Forefoot or, Bulbous Bow, greatly increases fuel efficiency and the fins help with stability. More about this technology (an American invention) here. The ‘snoot’ shown below belongs to a trawler but most ships are built with bulbous bows these days.
A spot of fisheye lens action at Banff Harbour
We often walk along the beach from Banff to Whitehills (good place to buy fresh fish) and, on the way, we pass the old Roman Well (and I thought the Roman’s didn’t get this far north). It has been there since Roman times (AD 43 to AD 47) and so it was built around 2,000 years ago. They build things to last in Scotland!!! More about this small but nonetheless interesting building here.
I walked to Whitehills and back today and realised it is a 6 mile round-trip. Oh so very healthy!
It’s all down hill from here…
The view from our house…
And in mono…
A visitor to the MacDuff Harbour
The sun rising over MacDuff early this morning