Posts from the ‘fishing’ category
The Shekinah at dawn this morning
The Shekhina, sitting on the bottom at MacDuff Harbour leans over in the early morning sunshine.
The Mess of Creels
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 Back of the Boat
The Lonely Boat
High and dry……
All quiet and peaceful at MacDuff…
The Other Rusty Gizmo
The Little Boat
The Ebonnie (a long way from home)
The Hole Series (6) – the new and not yet installed deadlight…
(AKA a port hole)
The New Starboard Winch
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…
The Storm Over Banff…
The Snow Storm in May…
Snow in May? Who would have believed it?
The Nimrod Returns
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 Fisher Boys and the Serenity cosy on up…
The Ocean Challenge
The Strange Orifice
There’s something fishy about this machine…
One of the smaller fishing boats in the harbour…
The Low Rollers
I’m sure they’re used for something…
We all need something to stop us drifting away…
The Ceol Na Mara
The Ball Trap
Even more balls!
Lean on somebody when the tide is out…
The Crushed Balls
The Odd Balls
They come in all shapes and sizes y’know…
The Trapped Ball
Can be painful…
The Ball Bag
Continuing with the ball theme…
The Pair of Balls…
A fine pair of balls…
The Ocean Way
The Painters and Decorators
The Fish Eyes
The ‘not quite the ticket image…’
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!
The Ocean Bounty around sunset…
The Fisher Boys at rest…
The Just Reward Snuggles Up…
The Harbour in Lockdown
Because the fish markets are closed due to the lock-down, the fishing boats are all stuck in the harbour waiting for this dreadful virus to leave us be. And so, its a beautiful day but all quiet in MacDuff Harbour today.
The Seaker Tucked Away…
Please see last post
The Shed on Legs and Wheels
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.
Please see the next post
The Wrong Side of the Tracks
Where I have spent most of my life!!!
The Sunny Day
I’ve gone a bit arty-farty today…
The Harbour at Dawn
The Bunillidh’s bridge windows…
Not something you see every day…
The Ocean Bounty
The trawler at rest…
The Nets and the Steps
The back end of the boat…
The Sea Cat
The Island Junior
I’ve taken photographs of the Seaker before but this one from the top of the harbour wall (a sheer drop down into the sea – EEK!)
The Other Wonky Ladder + Foot and Hand Holes
I’m guessing that the wonky ladder came later. The foot and hand holes next to the ladder were probably there before the ladder was installed. Must have been hard work chiselling out the holes. I believe the blocks are made of granite…
The Big Red Trawler
You’ll have to take my word for it that BF515 (BF for home port Banff, Scotland) is red (and white) but she is, and she’s being fitted out in MacDuff Harbour. In this image, it is low water and Big Red is resting on the harbour bottom.
The Courage (2)
We all need courage at the moment…..
That’s Banff, Scotland over in the far distance…
The Little Critters
Vegetarians step away from the blog! Just help land 9 boxes of these little critters from a trawler that arrived at MacDuff Harbour about an hour ago. Until I started this job (harbour night-watchman), I had no idea it was possible to catch prawns this size in the waters off the coast of Scotland.
The Cluster of Trawlers
The Courage (1)
The BF9 – A Banff, Scotland Based Fishing Vessel
British fishing vessels have a name and a registration number. BF = Banff, Scotland and the registration number 9.
The Inner Harbour
The Crystal Sea
See a larger version of the image here.
The MacDuff Harbour Slip at Night
One of the older style of trawler (not many left now)
The Inner Harbour, MacDuff
The Doors (or Otter Boards)
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
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
The Eternal Light
The Mess of Creels
And in mono…
The Rois Mhairi
A visitor to the MacDuff Harbour
The fish(ing boat) out of water
The Beached Trawler at Night
The Just Reward
One of my favourite boats often found in MacDuff Harbour