Oil Rig Cromarty Firth

I thought this was a very fascinating thing, seeing these rigs so close. I only ever saw them on TV. Well, once I climced a structure that imitates an oil rig. That was in Stavanger, at the Oil Museum. But that’s not the same. When we first spotted them from the A9 I had no idea that this is rather usual. Oil rigs from the North Sea are being brought in for repairs here. So there are quite a few lying in the firth.

Most people don’t know that about me, but I am really fascinated with industrial structures. I still couldn’t describe the feeling they give me. They are like organisms of their own. There is a life to them, somewhere inside this metallic mantle is a heartbeat. Maybe it’s a little bit like being shrunk and then shot into a human body, wandering inside the veins and exploring. Yes, I think that comes closest….

Anyways, I wasn’t really happy with the look the pictures got. We had a rather tight schedule, when we were driving around Scotland, so I couldn’t take hours and hours on end to change perspectives and so on. I had to make do with what I got. This is from the banks behind. It’s a beautiful walk and stunning views. Also a wonderful place to let the dog run a little. Which Siobhan did while I kept taking picture after picture. It’s the perfect contender for the O&T-Look, but back than I didn’t know 😉

By the way, Dalmore Distillery closes at 5 p.m. Which was just when we arrived there. We were a little anxious that we might get locked in with our car, but that didn’t happen. However, as you might have read, taking this picture threw us back a few hours so that we couldn’t do Culloden that day. Well, worth it 😉


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4 Kommentare Gib deinen ab

  1. LadyAngeli sagt:

    Ich bin immer wieder begeistert von Deinen Bildern. Das hier ist wirklich faszinierend, da kann ich Dich voll verstehen!

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    1. Laoghaire sagt:

      Hey! Danke Dir, das freut mich sehr. Wenn wir mehr Zeit gehabt hätten, hätte ich den Ölplattformen sicherlich noch mehr Zeit gewidmet, weil das ist schon sehr spannend und ungewöhnlich….


      1. LadyAngeli sagt:

        Es hat eine gewisse Faszination. Vor allem wenn man die Gelegenheit hat, die in Natur zu sehen.

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      2. Laoghaire sagt:

        Ja genau. Ist ja sonst nur einem sehr beschränktem Personenkreis möglich. Und zu dem möchte ich nicht unbedingt gehören…


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