Another unusual boat ramp

 Given I like finding unusual ramps and harbours here are two you might enjoy from as far north in Scotland as you can get. Between John O Groats and Thurso.

How long would the flagstones built harbour have taken in the 1800's

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 My grandfather was from

Sat, 2022-08-13 08:20

 My grandfather was from Thurso and jumped ship in Fremantle back just after the dinosaurs went extinct. Glad he did!

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Hah. Same as mine at the

Sun, 2022-08-14 08:52

Hah. Same as mine at the tender age of 15 he was found living in the sand dunes and taken in by a local family and promptly signed up for WWI at age 15 and survived Gallipoli, France and France again in WW2. Mad Scottish bastard!


If catching wrasse is cool, consider me Miles Davis

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 Wow! How's the tide

Sat, 2022-08-13 08:24

 Wow! How's the tide lines. 

These ramps look better built than somoe of the modern one's built here. Great post Gordon. 


Love the West!

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Dunnet Head

Sat, 2022-08-13 10:24

 Looks about as much fun as Hamelin Bay ramp with a bit of weed and swell.

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Hamelin ramp

Sat, 2022-08-13 10:58

 When pro fishing from Hamelin  we had a key to the gate  and would launch and retreive off the beach alongside the ramp. A bloody sight easier and safer than using the ramp plus not having to remove a tonne of weed each morning  after a blow