Monday, 28 February 2011

Achairn Burn

Taken from Puldagon Bridge, looking upstream.

Taken Thursday, 17 February, 2011.

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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Puldagon Bridge

Bridge over the Achairn burn

Taken Thursday, 17 February, 2011.

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Friday, 25 February 2011

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Spittal Hill Wind Farm

Looking across the Spittal Hill wind farm.

This photo was taken on March 25, 2010.


A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Fountain at Tannach Road, Haster

Taken Sunday, 30 January, 2011.

The fountain is a memorial for General The Rt Hon. Baron Horne of Stikoke.The fountain gives its name to Fountain Cottages and Fountain Square, Haster

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Shag near Clyth Harbour

Note the old iron ring in the rock - a relic from the herring fishery days.

Taken Sunday, 21 June, 2009.

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Monday, 21 February 2011

Oil rig viewed from A99 South of Wick

Rig sitting in the morning mist.

It's the Ensco 80, drilling new water injection wells for the Jacky and Beatrice fields.

This photo was taken on September 26, 2009.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Haster Bridge

Showing the downstream face of the bridge which carries the A882 over the Achairn Burn.

Taken Saturday, 5 February, 2011.

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A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday at Hey Harriet and Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Weekend Reflections near Haster

A reflective passing place indicator sign on a single track road near Haster.

Taken Tuesday, 1 February, 2011.

© Copyright John MacKenzie and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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Friday, 18 February 2011

Reiss Crossroads

Where the A99 turns right to John O'Groats.

Taken Tuesday, 26 June, 2007.

© Copyright Stanlet Howe and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Grey Cairns of Camster

One of four neolithic cairns. They have been restored and can be entered.

This photo was taken on April 5, 2007.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Ecclesiastical ruin at Bruan

Was this a predecessor or a rival to the church next door? Either way it appears to have lost out.

Taken Tuesday, 26 June, 2007.

© Copyright Stanley Howe and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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Monday, 14 February 2011

Sarclet Haven


Sarclet_0001, originally uploaded by gerry_mcgregor.

South of Wick, Sarclet Haven was a busy fishing port in the 19th century. As with all ports in this area, it was the Herring that was its life blood.
It is hard to imagine, looking at what is left of the harbour, that fishing boats could land here. In the village adjoining, Thrumster, there was a stop on the Lybster - Wick railway line built specifically for the herring.

This photo was taken on June 4, 2010.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Bridges at Westerloch


Bridges across the Water of Wester downstream of the Old Bridge of Wester. The far bridge is the one that now carries the A99.

Taken Tuesday, 26 June, 2007.

© Copyright Stanley Howe and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

A contribution to Sunday Bridges.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Weekend Reflections
The Wick River

A view across the river at the west of the town. The church in view is the Old Wick Parish Church, Church of Scotland, dedicated to St Fergus.

Taken Wednesday, 3 September, 2008.

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Friday, 11 February 2011

Ackergill Tower from the sea

One of the sights on the "Geo Explorer" castles tour.

Taken Monday, 1 September, 2008.

© Copyright Fergus Mather and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Anti-pigeon signage


Anti-pigeon, Wick, originally uploaded by jamesbrownontheroad.

People here are serious about the threat posed to signage by bird poop.

This photo was taken on November 30, 2008.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Dhuloch Croft

The ruined crofthouse of Dhuloch.

Taken Monday, 28 June, 2010.

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Dhuloch near Newtonhill


A large dubh loch, largely covered with a mat of floating vegetation.

Taken Monday, 28 June, 2010.

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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Bridge of Wick

Crossing the Wick River. This is the second crossing of the Wick River from the mouth, the first being Wick Harbour Bridge.

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Saturday, 5 February 2011

Weekend Reflections
White on Blue


White on Blue, originally uploaded by North Light.

The reflections from these oil tanks in Wick harbour interest me.

This photo was taken on July 19, 2009.


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Friday, 4 February 2011

Sunset scene from the A882

Taken on the evening of the 27th August 2007 driving from Wick to Thurso.


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Thursday, 3 February 2011

River Basin 1980

With the Harbour Bridge in the foreground, and Poultney Inner Harbour on the right.

Taken July 1980.

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Coastal Cliffs

Between Castle of Wick and The Brough, viewed from the footpath to the castle.

Date taken: Tuesday, 26th June, 2007.

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Fountain by the river

This odd fountain by the river is decorated with birds and beasts.

Taken on Tuesday, 2 February, 2010.

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