Friday, July 25, 2008

At the John O Groats Ferry

I have shingles again, so until I feel better here are some photos you might enjoy. These are shots from the John O Groats ferry landing.

These giant concrete cubes intrigued me. Apparently they are an improvement over boulders just plumped along the shore to help retain the wall--or at least someone thought so.

I also liked the softened lines of the planks on the pier.

John o Groat is named for Jan De Groot. This ferry runs only during summer hours. There are also ferries from Scrabster and from Gills Bay. They run more or less year round. Some days the firth is too rough to cross.

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At 3:47 PM, Blogger Hayden said...

om, AGAIN?! I am so sorry to hear. You must be exhausted at the thought!

the cubes are visually interesting, aren't they? I often prefer a blatantly man-made product to a bad imitation of nature. I wonder if the holes in them help tame the waves...

At 10:18 PM, Blogger landgirl said...

Ugh, yes, re shingles. Milder this time though.
Yes, unabashedly industrial can have an aesthetic of its own.


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