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Harbour Awash - 1998
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Harbour Awash - 1998

The harbour awash at high tide with the wind blowing from the west.
Picture added on 01 January 2003
Comments:
First class photo.The copy, bought from you Andrew, I've called CROMARTY, GaleForce 10. In this sea condition, my father Albert, would take the Enterprise along towards Shoremill, and beginning to get small water with the effect of Balblair Point, would cut across to Invergordon. The Royal Mail had to get through!
Added by Clem Watson on 08 November 2003
I remember my Granny, Ena MacLeman, standing at the front window of her house, in Bayview Crescent, watching as the Enterprise made its way to Invergordon. If there was a storm, she never took her eyes off the boat and had a running commentary on the "rollers" (big waves). When Albert and the Enterprise would disappear, for a moment, in a big wave, Granny would exclaim "Oh! the craitur's foonder'd!" We'd all hold our breath till we saw the Enterprise again! The view from Granny's window and her commentary was better than television! I'd like to think that Granny is watching over ME, now!
Added by Margaret Tong, nee Cowie. on 23 March 2005
Force 7 gusting 8 I'd say going by this picture! Once I remember a force 9 gusting 10 just after leaving school and heading home via the old lookout and the worst part of the Cromarty Firth to get hit by the biggest of waves is just off the oil terminal and running about a quarter of a mile towards the dry dock at Nigg! I was out the several times whilst heading out to the prawns and it was choppy due to the eddie tides...if you get an easterly wind with any strength and head out the Sutors on the ebb tide then that's another story... I went out many times on the boats with uncle Albert as I called him and he was a real seadog... He introduced me to reading the weather which I have done now for almost 40 years!
Added by Blair Mackay on 03 September 2014
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