Thursday, 31 July 2014

Cromarty Revisited: Part 1 of 3

Regular visitors to the North West Images site will know how much we like Cromarty on the Black Isle. We returned for a second visit in June - any excuse! -  The first image above shows the view out over the Cromarty Firth towards the Sutors (the two headlands). 
Across the Firth is Nigg and the rig repair yards. 
Just off the South Sutor. 
The school. 
The former lighthouse.

Not surprisingly there are a few boats, of all shapes and sizes, in Cromarty. 

On look out duties. 
Rigs in Cromarty Firth.
A giant tyre and chain on the beach. 

The Nigg Ferry was tied up in Cromarty Harbour due the exceptionally low tide. 
Rock covered in seaweed. 
Cromarty Harbour. 
Ready for the next fishing trip. 

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Brampton: Part 3 of 3

The final part of the visit to Brampton. Although a relatively small town, it appeared to be quite busy. 

The corner of Chandlers Lane. 

Emperor Hadrian. 

On the wall inside the Howard Arms, where we retired to for refreshment. 
Through a window at the Howard Arms. 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Brampton: Part 2 of 3

Looking along the main road through Brampton towards St. Martin's Church.
Another view of the Visitor Centre. 
Surgery Lane.

Market Place.
Fruit and Veg. 
Market Place. 

Plaque on the side of a building.  
Brampton Conservative Club next to Barclays Bank. 
Shoulder of Mutton pub. 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Brampton: Part 1 of 3

The busy market town of Brampton is 9 miles east of Carlisle on the road to Newcastle Upon Tyne. It has a population of around 4,000. 
There are several small local shops, some with quirky names. This one is the 'Off The Wall' coffee shop, which refers to the fact that Brampton is not so far from Hadrian's Wall.

The Howard Arms. A refreshment stop was made there later in our visit to Brampton.

Oddly shaped building and shop. 
Wish Strings and Co. 
Daisy Chain florists. 
The White Lion was to let.  

A quieter corner of Brampton. 
Nags Head. 
This building is home to the Brampton Visitor Centre. 

Fruits and Roots.