The Woods Today – Richard Broom Photography
I have no idea what this plant (weed?) is called but I call it the firework plant because it looks like a firework exploding in the sky..
A wonderful sunny afternoon in Banff, Aberdeenshire
You have to lift the weight and toss it over a high bar…
Reference my last post: and in case you were wondering, a caber is something like a telegraph pole that you have to pick up, carry and then throw into the air. Not something you should really try at home…
If you have ever wondered how to toss a caber, here’s a man who will show you how to do it.
We went to the Cornhill Highland Games today to watch highland games (tossing the caber, hammer throwing (I think that is what it is called), tug of war and so much more. We were also entertained by the very excellent Portsoy Pipe Band.
Here’s a bit of video showing the games…
Please see my previous post and then join me as I try to record the tranquil sounds of the River Deveron, near to Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It clearly isn’t my day for field recording! Today is a public holiday and I would expect any self-respecting farmers to take a day off. Not in Banff. So please enjoy the tranquil sounds of the River Deveron passing you by and the delightful sound of a f**king tractor pull a rake around a nearby field. Using my directional parabolic mic (DM), I can hear the sounds of tractors and other industrial noises several kilometres away.
Join me as I try to record the sound of birds today. It is public holiday here today in Scotland. There is no wind. It would have been a perfect day to record bird sounds in the woods near to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duff_HouseDuff House in Banff, Aberdeenshire. Wonderful bird sounds but oh my, the noise of a f**king tractor on Banff Golf Course provided unwanted background noise to the recording of the birds who were really going for it in the woods today. Pah!
Join me for a walk in the woods close to Duff House in Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
We’re firmly back in Scotland!
Join me on the beach at Portsoy, Scotland where the stream that flows down from the hills crossed the beach and flows into the sea.
Join me and listen to the waves crashing onto Portsoy beach. Portsoy is in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and was the setting for a Peaky Blinders episode last year. Portsoy has some wonderful walks in and around this most delightful town. The harbour is also well worth a visit. By the way, I used my panoramic microphone (1 dish, two mics) to record the sound.
Join us as we walk along a muddy track in Scotland…
The Walk Along the Muddy Track (in Scotland)
The Trawler Departs – Richard Broom Photography
Please click here to see the outside of the dovecote (previous post)
See inside the dovecote (where doves are kept) – next post, please click here.
One of our smaller visitors…
Compared to most, this trawler is one of the smallest I have seen on the slipway at Macduff Harbour.
We were up in the Scottish hills this morning where a number of trees have been cut down (to allow others more space to grow we think). We noticed this strange wooden-like growth (shaped like a toilet seat) growing around the top of the tree stump. Appropriately brown! We’re not quite sure what causes this growth. It is solid and is not some kind of fungus. We noticed the ‘toilet seat’ on several tree stumps. What are these growths? That question has got us stumped too. Anyone know the answer?
I like looking at these wooden hull fishing boats…
The Nimrod brightens up an otherwise dull harbour
As an old tug man, I can’t help having a soft spot for tugs..
Snow here in Scotland today…
You can’t beat having your bottom scraped…
More images of Portsoy here.
They don’t mess around in Scotland (Boris Johnson, take note!)
The Voe Jarl is back in the harbour at Macduff
The Voe Jarl Returns – Richard Broom Photography
A regular at Macduff Harbour