We all need courage at the moment…..
That’s Banff, Scotland over in the far distance…
…closed of course…
I have a soft spot for the Voe Jarl – something of a cross between a tug and a workboat. The Voe Jarl arrived in MacDuff Harbour tonight. MacDuff Harbour and the town of MacDuff are extraordinarily quiet at the moment with all pubs and restaurants closed because of the virus. Let’s hope we get back to normal soon.
British fishing vessels have a name and a registration number. BF = Banff, Scotland and the registration number 9.
See a larger version of the image here.
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.
The view from our house…
A street in MacDuff, Scotland
A visitor to the MacDuff Harbour