Posts tagged ‘Harbour’

Amlwch Harbour

Looking at the pictures below of the pretty little harbour at Amlwch on the north-east coast of Anglesey, it’s hard to believe that in the 18th century this was the main port for the then largest copper mine in the world at nearby Parys Mountain. From here copper was exported across the world.

Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, UK

© Mark Simms Photography (2016)

Stromness

Stromness is the second largest settlement and the main port on the Orkney Isles. It is a proper sea-faring town, full of “salty” character, narrow streets and solid stone buildings that look as though they could withstand anything the wind, rain and sea could throw at them…..which is just as well..;0).

Imagining the whalers, fishermen and smugglers singing sea-shanties in the local drinking-dens after a long hard voyage at sea is really not that difficult – there is something romantic about Stromness…..though I suspect the reality was somewhat more harsh, cold and dangerous:

As you can see I’m still wading through my photos from our two-week trip to Orkney in May. I reckon I’m about half way through the posts I had planned, and although it’s taking longer than I had hoped (mainly due to the day job getting in the way) I really want to finish sharing the Orkney shots before I move on to posting any other/new images.

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

Whitby Lighthouse

Before I was so rudely interrupted by the inclement weather, I was posting about our recent trip to Whitby. So to get my photoblog back on track, here is a telephoto shot of the lovely little lighthouse standing guard at the entrance to Whitby’s harbour:

Whitby Lighthouse

More shots of Whitby to follow in the next few days…..

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

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