Harbours are fascinating. So much going on. Within less than an hour we have Peterhead, the largest white fish port in Europe. Fraserburgh is just up the road. Five minutes?
The fishing here is very much a major industry. When I was heavily involved with tourism I wrung my hands at the huge fish processing factories in Peterhead, which blocked the view of the sea and the harbour. The bed and breakfasts there that are still called Bay View or similar I do not know how they coped. Presumably they are no longer genteel establishments for tourists but crammed to the rafters with itinerant East European Workers.
Back to Fraserburgh. Which also has Fish Processing Factories but does have lots of quaint and picturesque Inns with views of the Harbour, without a factory blocking the view. But do they make the most of it for the tourists, No.
So this is a working harbour.
Boat being lifted out of the water.
Do they still have to clean the barnacles off the bottom Penny?
Some of the Fishing Boats. Unfortunately often tied up in the Harbour thanks to the EU fishing policies.
The above is in the harbour boat yard. Doesnt it look weird out of the water. Not sure what repairs it requires.
And not just big boats
This one has just had a paint job, note it is not psychedelic! The Dawn Patrollers view on the Paint shop pictured on the previous blog is that the painters return and just brush off their brushes on the wall, hence the art work!
And finally. They never forget their history.
This is an old wooden boat being restored.
Amongst the big boys.
I too am being restored. Thank you all for your kind words.
As I found out at lunch yesterday when we had friends here there are people far worse than I. They are dead.