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A picture tour of Wick - in the county of Highland
Whaligoe - by Pat Trout ©
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Photographer: © Pat Trout (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(11th October 2013)


Probably the strangest harbour in Caithness built in a tiny, narrow creek at the foot of the cliff. It required a flight of flagstone steps to reach the bottom, from the fish curing station at the top. The steps are originally mid18th century repaired early 19th century, and again very recently. The late Etta Juhle cleared about 30 tons of rubble by herself in 1975 after a landslip and David Nicolson of Ulbster has worked continuously on the steps with local historian Iain Sutherland and many other volunteers since 1998 repairing the barking kettles, quarrying and manually carrying stone up or down the cliffs and grass cutting about every three weeks during the summer season. They have also achieved the rare distinction of winning the Shell Best of Britain award twice. In 1808 seven boats worked Whaligoe; by 1826 their number had risen to twenty four, but thereafter it declined rapidly
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Comment by rustyruth(11th October 2013)

What a history, and what a sea, great shot Pat.

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(11th October 2013)

Well taken , thanks for info.

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Comment by Dave John(11th October 2013)

What a great sea, and interesting narrative too

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(11th October 2013)

Well done Pat all round, the sea does look a bit wild.

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