Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Pole at Staxigoe


This pole, which has a barometer on it, was erected by fishermen to assess what sea conditions were likely to be before going to sea.

Taken Saturday, 29 September, 2007.

© Copyright Bill Henderson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Kayaks at Noss Head

Kayak club members training at Noss Head.

Taken Friday, 6 June, 2008.

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

Find more K posts at ABC Wednesday.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Iron Bridge at Sibster

The girder railway bridge over The Wick River at Sibster is known locally as 'The Iron Bridge'.

Taken Tuesday, 8 February, 2011.

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

For more Sunday Bridges visit San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Reflection on Telford Street


Street light on the corner of Telford St. and Williamson St.

Taken Friday, 11 March, 2011.

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

More Weekend Reflections at Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Merry Dancers


Merry Dancers, originally uploaded by Stewart Watt.

What the aurora are called up in this neck of the woods because of the beams of light that dance across the sky.

This was at the peak of the display with strong beams of light reaching quite high in the sky.

Best display of the current aurora season.

This photo was taken on March 12, 2011 in Halkirk, Scotland, GB, using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.


A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

John O'Groats

Wick pipe band playing for the tourists at John O'Groats (Hotel in background).

This photo was taken on July 9, 2006.


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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Shadows on a cow byre

This is the front of an old stone cow byre, which is beside an old croft house in Hillside, Auckengill. The land that the house and byre stands on has now been decrofted.

Taken Friday, 12 May, 2006.

© Copyright Emma Dickeson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

More shadows can be discovered at Hey Harriet.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Aurora Reflections


Aurora Reflections, originally uploaded by Stewart Watt.

The "Northern lights" reflecting on the Pentland Firth.The Hoy hills of Orkney on the horizon.

This photo was taken on March 2, 2011 in Thurso, Scotland, GB, using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.


For Skywatch Friday and Weekend Reflections.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Inner Harbour 1974

Between 1860 and 1890 Wick was the largest herring port in Scotland with as many as 1000 boats using the harbour facilities (which had been extended by Thomas Telford). This view was taken in September 1974, just before North Sea oil servicing became important, and still shows fishing boats moored up two or three deep.

© Copyright Trevor Rickard and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Burgh of Pulteneytown Crest

Pultenytown, once a burgh in its own right, is now part of Wick. At one time it even had its own member of Parliament. The crest shows the importance of the herring fishery.

Taken Friday, 11 March, 2011.

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

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Railway Girder Bridge

Girder bridge over the Wick River at Sibster showing the identification number and an accommodation overbridge in the distance.

Taken Wednesday, 26 August, 1992.

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

For more Sunday Bridges visit San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Reflections at Spittal Quarry


Part of quarry at Spittal filled with water, pump in background working overtime to pump water away.

Taken Wednesday, 14 June, 2006.

© Copyright martin bremner and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

For further weekend reflections visit Newtown Area Photos.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Warehouse Hill

The view towards Warehouse Hill from Whaligoe.

The hill is surrounded by a fort, a broch and numerous cairns. It is 156 metres above sea level at its summit.

Taken Tuesday, 26 June, 2007.

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

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Second World War Building at Reiss

An isolated relic from WW2 at Reiss, with Noss Head in the background.

Taken Saturday, 19 April, 2003.

© Copyright Martin Loader and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Footbridge near Fairy Hillock


This bridge is about a mile and a half walk along Wick river.

Taken Saturday, 2 September, 2006.

© Copyright martin bremner and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

A contribution to Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Former Hotel by the Wick River

Variously known as the Wick New Hotel and the Wick Station Hotel, the building dates from the 1870s when the railway line was opened from Helmsdale. It is now a nursing home.

Taken Wednesday, 3 September, 2008.

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

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Number 2 at Spittal Hill


number 2 at Spittal Hill, originally uploaded by alpha deux cents.

Perspective shot of turbine number 2 at Spittal Hill.

This photo was taken on March 25, 2010.


A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Wick Bay


Wick Bay, originally uploaded by Brian Forbes.

Wick Harbour and opening into the North Sea.

This photo was taken on March 25th 2009.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Girnigoe Castle from the sea.

Caithness Sea Coast's "Geo Explorer" is a great way to see the impressive cliffs.

Taken Monday, 1 September, 2008.

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

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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Alexander Bain

Wetherspoon pub in the Market Place. It was once the Post Office.

Taken Thursday, 22 July, 2010.

© Copyright Richard Webb and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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