Daily Archives: August 9, 2015

A surprise at the Sutors

“They will be ready in 15mintues,” he said.   Just time to let the dogs stretch their legs and have a look out to sea.  We had driven up to Cromarty to spend a week here in one of our favourite places.  I had ordered our pizzas and walked along the beach.   What a surprise to see an oil rig moored off the North Sutor at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth.  A subsequent search on the internet identified it as Transocean’s Sedco 714 semi-submersible platform.

I have taken quite a few photographs in this area on previous visits to Cromarty but this is the first time I have seen a rig here.  Mind you, there are more rigs parked in the firth just now, many more than when we were last here last autumn.  I wonder if the down turn in the North Sea oil industry is to blame?

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