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The Old Railway Track…

Until Dr Beeching came along, Banff was connected to the rest of the United Kingdom by a railway line. The railway line to Banff finally closed in 1968. A pity. Given the general state of the roads in the UK (overcrowded and often in disrepair) and the need for us to reach climate targets, perhaps greater use of modern railway trains might have helped us in the longer term. But then, UK governments (especially the so-called Government we have in place now), can’t seem to plan beyond the end of the next week, let alone a year or more’s time. Long term planning? Forget it!!!

Where there were once railway tracks, there are now walking/jogging paths. Every cloud has a silver lining…

The Old Railway Track...
The Old Railway Track – Richard Broom Photography

The Coastal Defences (2)

It takes more a little more than a King Canute type approach to hold back the tides and the sometime furious seas here in Banff, Scotland. Ironically, we have a number of politicians about us these days who think they have supernatural powers – but, it turns out, like Canute – they do not!! It is quiet clear (especially from the image below) that, thankfully, our coastal defences are more effective and in much better shape than the grubby crop of duplicitous politicians we have to put up with these days…

The Coastal Defences (2) - Richard Broom Photography
The Coastal Defences (2) – Richard Broom Photography

The Empty Harbour

Here is a very rare site in Holland, a marina without any boats.

The reason is the marina here at Hemmeland (Monnickendam) is being dredged to make the water deeper for the boats that are normally here.  All the boats that are normally parked here have been moved out of the way so the dredger can do its work.

The Empty Harbour

The Empty Harbour

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