These brave ladies were swimming in the sea at Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland today. The sea temperature here in Banff today is 10C(50F).
The sea in Scotland cutting up rough today…
Buckie Lighthouse – erected in 1913
Probably better known as lobster pots outside Scotland
Just another beautiful day in Scotland
It would appear I have two left feet!
Living where we do, it isn’t unusual for us to see one of these ships when we look out of the kitchen window.
Probably best not to know what flows down this pipe…
A gathering of chickens on a Scottish island
With a digital twist…
The picture says it all…
A wonderful sunny afternoon in Banff, Aberdeenshire
One of the heroic ‘small’ boats which rescued allied soldiers from the beach in Dunkirk at the start of World War 2. More information here.
Join me in a Taverna right next to the sea in Hora Sfakion, Crete. Listen to people enjoying a fine meal and you will also hear the sounds of the waves washing up on the nearby beach. What a wonderful place to enjoy Greek food.
The Pong Boat. When I first noticed the boat I thought it had PONG written on the back but, on closer inspection, it turns out it is a boat selling natural SPONGE, sea shells and so on.
Join me as I have a bit of fun with my Mashine Mikro and create an electronic seascape soundscape complete with buoys and lighthouses…but only synthesised sound of course. If only I knew what I was doing (I think it is called making it up as you go along?!).
Join me at a bird colony on a rock which sticks out of the sea just West of Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. If you listen, you will hear the sea washing around the column of rock and the birds, who cling to and nest of the sheer rock face (see image) and make an almighty noise. You can hear the natural echo as the bird sounds bounce off the cliff faces which surround the rock column. You will hear seagulls, gannets, razorbills, cormorants and many other birds – all squawking away. You’ll hear ‘peak squawking’ at about 2 minutes.
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 me as I submerge in my own private submarine…
The Trawler Departs – Richard Broom Photography
The Waves and the Rocks – Richard Broom Photography
One of our smaller visitors…
Compared to most, this trawler is one of the smallest I have seen on the slipway at Macduff Harbour.
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..
A nice place to think about on a cold January night in Scotland!
You can’t beat having your bottom scraped…
More images of Portsoy here.