You can’t beat having your bottom scraped…
The Voe Jarl is back in the harbour at Macduff
The Voe Jarl Returns – Richard Broom Photography
A cross between a barge, a tug and a dive-support vessel. The C-Fenna is currently helping to connect offshore wind turbine cables to a shore station close to Banff, Scotland. The wind turbine are way out there in the Moray Firth.
We thought the Voe Jarl had left for foreign shores but, here she is, back in MacDuff again
All quiet and peaceful at MacDuff…
I have no idea what it is but it has seen better days (a bit like me really!)
(AKA a port hole)
In case you are wondering, these ‘wheels’ stop a fishing boat’s trawl net getting caught on rocks on the sea bed.
Cranes, these days, controlled from a radio-control box. Clever stuff!
Don’t forget to lubricate your parts…
After this posting, there was some debate about where the front wheels for this crane truck were. This image solves the mystery. The front wheels are set back and, in front of the front wheel assembly, there are the extendable jacks which keep the truck from tipping over when the crane part of the truck is lifting heavy weights.
I’m sure they’re used for something…
We all need something to stop us drifting away…
Continuing with the ball theme…
Do you ever take a photograph which is terrible, breaks all the rules, and yet you still like it? Here’s an image, shot into sun, badly composed, loads of lens flare, cluttered, lots of grain and probably not entirely in focus but, who cares. There’s no such thing as a bad image!! Maybe this will be the moneymaker!
I can’t remember the last time I used one of these (and this one looks as though it hasn’t been used in a while…)
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Doesn’t everyone want a mobile shed? This shed is high above the slipway (next post) at MacDuff Harbour and it is where the chap who controls the winches stands when the pull a boat up the slipway.
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Electricity…we really do take it for granted these days but, distributing electricity to all parts is a complex business…
Every home should have one!
In today’s plastic and electronic world, we often seem to lose sight of how important engineering skills are to us. And, we especially lose sight of how important solid engineering training is. We certainly don’t always seem to make things like we used to. Perhaps it is because our politicians mostly read PPE at Oxford or are former lawyers. They wouldn’t know a spanner if it hit them on the head! That leads me to ask the question…what exactly are our politicians good for? Answer (as in the song): ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
The radiator grille must have been inspired by honeycomb made by bees?
Another boat on the slip at MacDuff Harbour.
For pipe lovers everywhere…
Not only a big lens but a lens with a duvet!
Sparks flying. Video 1 minute 34 secs.
Every home should have one
A thing of beauty is a joy forever (sorry Mr Keats)…
What our greedy, unthinking, uncaring politicians are doing a great deal of in recent times!
Our boat (home) when it was just a few bits of steel on the factory floor.
The Big Wheel in Dam Square, central Amsterdam today…
Not sure but I think the brass pipes probably carry coolant to/from the engine…
The Enigma coding machine from World War 2.
The innards of an aircraft engine. Kind of like human innards. There’s something very artistic about engines. Where would we be without heat engines?
They just don’t make them like they used to….
Just can’t get enough gears these days…
People seem to have lost their way today. This will get you home. Steady as she goes!
This is not exactly what I was expecting when I opened my Dubai hotel bedroom curtains this morning. Nothing if not different!
Arrived in Dubai 3am. First images (taken using iPhone + a bit of Instagram magic):