“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?