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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Cromarty Firth, Scotland

When we crested the brow of a hill and first looked down on Cromarty Firth (north of Inverness) we were surprised to count 12 oil rigs in the firth.  We realised that this was the base for the North Sea oil companies to bring them in close to shore for maintenance.  While we had our lunch in the little town of Cromarty, there was a continual stream of action, with rigs being slowly towed in and out.

This is just three of the many oil rigs.  There was no wind and the water was very calm, which I imagine is quite welcome.  

This looked like a young Greater Black-backed Gull.

Colourful gardens down on the waterfront at Cromarty.

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