We saw a new type of chicken today whilst we were walking the dog on the beach. We know it is a chicken but we’re wondering what kind of chicken it is…
British fishing vessels have a name and a registration number. BF = Banff, Scotland and the registration number 9.
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One of the older style of trawler (not many left now)
MacDuff Harbour during the night
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 farmer lived to a ripe old age but his grandchildren were not so fortunate. 1861 was clearly a bad year (Flu? TB?) The United Kingdom delivered the Industrial Revolution (1820-1840) but if you were poor at that time, then there was virtually no healthcare – frightening statistics here.
The cemetery at Marykirk Scotland had more than a few gravestones which tells a very sad story about child mortality in the 1800s. The records will show that many children died in the first few days, weeks and months of their lives. It must have been heartbreaking for the parents. Where would we be without modern medicine.
The Gravestone reads:
Engineer in Bombay and
In the memory of their children
Who died at Arbroat
21st September 1859
Aged 3 years
Who died at Bombay
13 August 1863
Aged 10 days
who died at Bombay
13 April 1865
Aged 1 year and 7 month
Who died at Arbroath
4 October 1867
Aged 8 days
Katy wrangles a stick in a loch in the Scottish Highlands.
You can run but you can’t hide. A gravestone we saw at Marykirk in Scotland. Could the warning be any clearer!? The end is nigh!!!
A spot of fisheye lens action at Banff Harbour
It’s all down hill from here…
The view from our house…
A street in MacDuff, Scotland