Reaper is a Fifie Sailing Herring Drifter, the most popular design of fishing boat on the East Coast of Scotland for the greater part of the 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Built by J & G Forbes at their yard at Sandhaven near Fraserburgh in 1902 for the Buchan family who lived in St. Combs, she began life as a two masted sailing lugger. With a length of 70' she was rigged with a dipping lug foresail and a standing lug mizzen.
There you go.
This boat would have caught herring. Thats what the North East thrived on, the herring fishing.
I did get quite excited. But that didnt make me walk very far. It was humid. I cannot win. In the battle with COPD. Struggling to breathe. Tho the little legs go fast. I had a few stops to gain control of the breathing. If its too hot, if its too cold, if its too windy. B*****r.
But on stopping I get to enjoy the Gull Gang.
And a Jackdaw.
I think I can finally announce we have won the war on the rats. Not a sign.