The Dead Slow Sign
Straighten up and fly right!
Straighten up and fly right!
Here’s today’s last post. An image showing the sun setting over the MacDuff Harbour entrance. Another beautiful sunset.
The Seacat takes care of crew changes and delivers supplies to the big tankers and other ships that anchor off MacDuff and Banff.
Because the fish markets are closed due to the lock-down, the fishing boats are all stuck in the harbour waiting for this dreadful virus to leave us be. And so, its a beautiful day but all quiet in MacDuff Harbour today.
These hungry and persistent chickens will search out food just about anywhere…
Today’s last post!
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Doesn’t everyone want a mobile shed? This shed is high above the slipway (next post) at MacDuff Harbour and it is where the chap who controls the winches stands when the pull a boat up the slipway.
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The sun set over the Moray Firth a little while ago. Wonderful clear skies tonight.
Where I have spent most of my life!!!
I’ve gone a bit arty-farty today…
Not something you see every day…
I’ve taken photographs of the Seaker before but this one from the top of the harbour wall (a sheer drop down into the sea – EEK!)
I’m guessing that the wonky ladder came later. The foot and hand holes next to the ladder were probably there before the ladder was installed. Must have been hard work chiselling out the holes. I believe the blocks are made of granite…
You’ll have to take my word for it that BF515 (BF for home port Banff, Scotland) is red (and white) but she is, and she’s being fitted out in MacDuff Harbour. In this image, it is low water and Big Red is resting on the harbour bottom.
One slip and you’re in the drink!
A fine establishment – closed due to the virus…
We all need courage at the moment…..
That’s Banff, Scotland over in the far distance…
…closed of course…
Vegetarians step away from the blog! Just help land 9 boxes of these little critters from a trawler that arrived at MacDuff Harbour about an hour ago. Until I started this job (harbour night-watchman), I had no idea it was possible to catch prawns this size in the waters off the coast of Scotland.
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
A street in MacDuff, Scotland
And in mono…
The sun rising over MacDuff early this morning
One of my favourite boats often found in MacDuff Harbour
The lighthouse at MacDuff Harbour.
A fisherman in MacDuff Harbour, Scotland, baits his creels…
The fishing vessel Lilly Oak sits on her cradle on the slip at MacDuff Harbour, Scotland. The slip is a long sloping concrete ramp (image coming soon) used to haul boats out of the water for repair and repainting. The cradle that supports the ships runs on railway lines on the slip.
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