The dog on a mission…

The dog on a mission – Richard Broom Photography

The toilets with a view…

The toilets with a view – Richard Broom Photography

The Man and the Boat…

The Man and the Boat – Richard Broom Photography

The dog with a ball on the beach in Banff…

Katy gets used to having a massive beach to run around on….

The dog with a ball on the beach in Banff – Richard Broom Photography

The New Home in Banff, Scotland!

We have arrived at our new home in Banff, Scotland and I am back in business!!

The Beach, Banff – Richard Broom Photography

The Trawler

The Trawler – Richard Broom Photography

The Seat

The Seat – Richard Broom Photography

The Walker

The Walker – Richard Broom Photography

The Patrol Boat

The Patrol Boat – Richard Broom Photography

The Lightship and the Yang Ming Box Boat

The Lightship and the Yang Ming Box Boat – Richard Broom Photography

The Very Big and the Very Little

The Very Big and the Very Little – Richard Broom Photography

The Radio Officer

A young Radio Officer on a North Sea Derrick Barge (The DB22) in the 1970s. The same young man went on to become a fat, ugly, bald and toothless old geezer. The same old geezer had hair in those days – and he was a little slimmer!

The Radio Officer – Richard Broom Photography

The Boat Boys

The Boat Boys – Richard Broom Photography

The Boats

The Boats – Richard Broom Photography

The Embryonic Super Yacht

For those of you with expensive tastes…

The Embryonic Super Yacht – Richard Broom Photography

The Cruel North Sea

The Cruel North Sea – Richard Broom Photography

The Boat

The Boat – Richard Broom Photography

The Well-Connected

The Well-Connected – Richard Broom Photography

The Kitesurfer

The Kitesurfer – Richard Broom Photography

The Hanger-On

The Hanger-On – Richard Broom Photography

The Bridge

The Bridge – Richard Broom Photography

The Boats…

The Boats – Richard Broom Photography

The Whistler

The Whistler – Richard Broom Photography

The Sailor (2)

The Sailor (2) – Richard Broom Photography

The Sailor (1)

The Sailor – Richard Broom Photography

The Dreamer

The Dreamer – Richard Broom Photography

The Rope Puller

The Rope Puller – Richard Broom Photography

The Tug

Many years ago I worked on deep sea salvage tugs and, since then, I’ve always had a soft spot for tugs. The second image shows the tug Statesman, the first tug I went to sea on in 1972 (this makes me feel VERY old!). The radio callsign of the statesman was 6ZQS (Liberian) but was changed to GSAA when the Statesman became registered in Britain (something to do with the Cod War!). The front of the Statesman looked like one of those expensive ocean-going yachts.

The Tug – Richard Broom Photography
The Statesman

The Bag Lady

The Bag Lady – Richard Broom Photography

The Lady Makes Fast…

The Lady Makes Fast – Richard Broom Photography

The Swimmer…

The Swimmer – Richard Broom Photography

The Dunkirk Small Ship

The Dunkirk Small Ship

The Figurehead

A ship’s figurehead seen at the Amsterdam Maritime Museum.  Not the sort of thing you would get away with in these enlightened times!

The Figurehead

The Back of the Boat…

The Back of the Boat…

The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour

The Harbour

The Harbour

The Night Sailing

The Night Sailing

The Jet Washer Man

The Jet Washer Man

The Beach (4) – The Tracks

The Beach (4) – The Tracks

The Beach (3) – The Dog

Our dog (a Dutch fries Stabij or Stabyhoun) Katy, enjoy the beach. She is looking suitably pleased with herself having dug a hole or two…

The Beach (3) – The Dog – Katy

The Beach (2) – The Dog Walk

The Beach (2) – The Dog Walk

The Beach (1)

The Beach (1)

The Best Place To Be

The Best Place To Be

The Sailor Boy

The Sailor Boy

The Breakwater

The Breakwater

The Sorry Old Sub (again)

Rusting and covered in graffiti. A sad old submarine. Periscope down…

The Sorry Old Sub (again)

The Boat Departing

The Boat Departing

The Boats Are Coming!

The Navy is in Town

The Navy is in Town

The Mövenpick Dilemma

I wonder if the Mövenpick Hotel is ready for this guest!?

The Mövenpick Dilemma

 

The Lookout

The Lookout

The Wake Turbulence

The Wake Turbulence

The Cross Channel Ferry

The Cross Channel Ferry

The Tug

People who know me know that I used to be a ‘Tug Man’ and worked on a number of deep sea salvage tugs – a long time ago.  I’ve always had a soft spot for tugs! Here’s one that has just arrived in Monnickendam.

The Tug

The Tug

My first ship!

The Statesman

The Ship Heading North

The Ship Heading North

The Sea Far Below and the Sky High Above…

The Sea Far Below and the Sky High Above…

The Brown Boat

Eagle-eyed readers will spot something strange here…

The Brown Boat

The Passengers

The Passengers

The Searcher

The Searcher

The Boat

The Boat

The Ship’s Chandlery

The Ship’s Chandlery

The Beach Walker

The Beach Walker

The Photographer

The Photographer

The Tug

As a former ‘tug man’ I have a real soft spot for tugs….

The Tug

The Wet Feet Shot

Oh dear….wet feet…..

The Wet Feet Shot

The Big Sky Over Holland

The Big Sky Over Holland

The Lovers Boat

The Lovers Boat

The Cruel Sea

Crossing the North Sea between the UK and Holland on the daily car ferry.  A little windy.

The Cruel Sea

The Cruise Ship

The Cruise Ship

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 Yang Ming

The Yang Ming

Amsterdam Sail

Here’s a flashback to 2015 – Amsterdam Sail.  The next Amsterdam Sail will be in 2020.

WARNING.  Some brief (very brief) nudity!

Sail Amsterdam 2015 – by Richard Broom from Richard Broom on Vimeo.

The Dunkirk Small Boat

The Dunkirk Small Boat

The Flying Boat

The Flying Boat

The Old Boat on the Mud

The Old Boat on the Mud

The Bridge

The Bridge

The Binnacle

People seem to have lost their way today.  This will get you home.  Steady as she goes!

The Binnacle

The Wrapped Up Boat

It’s that time of year here at the marina when people wrap up their boats for the winter.

The Wrapped Up Boat

The Late Arrival

The Late Arrival

The Boat Belonging to Louis

The Boat Belonging to Louis

The Autumn Evenings at the Marina

The Autumn Evening

The Tug

The Tug

The Trawler

The Trawler

The Bar

The Bar

The Cruise

The Cruise

The Lightning Strike

The Lightning Strike

The Happy Traveller

The Happy Traveller

The Backpackers

The Backpackers

The Back of the Boat

The Back of the Boat

The Boat Cleaner

The Boat Cleaner

The Ropes

The Ropes!

The Sails

The Sails

The Sailors

The Sailors

The Dunkirk Small Boat

The Dunkirk Small Boat

The Chandlery

The Chandlery

The Tug

The Tug

The Boats

The Boats

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