The local pilot-boat leads the luxurious but plain-looking small cruise-ship past Hoy Sound High Light, en route Stromness - Stornoway on a beautiful evening.
Launched in 1990 as Renaissance Four, and re-named Clelia II in 96, Corinthian acquired her present name after an extensive refit in 2009. I
Lifeboat crew use hoist to bring presumably badly injured survivor inboard, and CG chopper arrives on scene with a hoist of its own to casevac the injured man. (Ah, happy memories of many a 'pleasant' hour spent dangling under RAF SAR helicopters on land and sea, at home and abroad.)
The rotor tips
A distress flare goes up (and down), crew of stricken vessel abandon ship, one - presumably cut off by fire - by jumping overboard, others in their 'rubber dinghy', and lifeboat responds, preparing to launch its inflatable.
Exercise timed to coincide with Stromness Shopping [gala] Week.
The top photo was taken from a slightly higher level, probably a 2nd floor (UK usage) window instead of the 1st floor balcony of the Stromness Hotel, and earlier on a sunnier day. Other changes include: no cement rendering on the building in the left foreground, a light grey RNLI building at the ben
I am prompted to submit this photo of my mother by the very attractive post by Hugh Ferguson of his. I hope it will be acceptable because of Mother's close association with ships and the sea, in both her early and later life.
The daughter, sister, girlfriend of a sailor, my mother-to-be Margaret Smi
The pics show the 'ends' of the x63 optical zoom on the Sony Cybershot DSC-H400 I got yesterday from Currys, £169.99.
Unfortunately today is quite dull and the camera seems to have exaggerated this a little. Reducing multi-megapixels to SN format hasn't helped. Neither has hand-holding (against a wi
Private superyacht alongside Stromness North Pier today.
Owner Swiss entrepreneur Willy Michel.
Launched 2009. 60 metres long. Cayman Islands flag.
Top photo from my bedroom window; bottom - a little closer.
French name translates as Live the Life, or simply Live Life (presumably to the full, and p
Pier under construction at old Copland's Dock site requires care by Helliar as she backs towards her berth. Hoy ferry Graemsay takes the chance to scoot through the shrinking gap.
Helliar has been drafted in to ease the problem caused by regular Scrabster ferry Hamnavoe's absence following a major