Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday work off Nairn East Beach

Work continues at the sewer outfall with the crane ship Woodstock 1 that turned up again on Friday having been in position most of the weekend. Larger image here. Last night she was virtually sitting on the sand as the tide went out and if still in that position a similar scene will be visible on this evening's low tide (17.22). Grey cloud behind this scene early this morning advanced towards the town and left a sprinkling of snow which quickly melted. 
Out in the Firth there are presently four vessels parked up, three of their names are visible on this regularly updated shipping page.  
The grey skies of yesterday morning cleared a little towards evening and Looksharp captured a firey sunset - image here.  Looksharp regularly updates his images of the river and beach wildlife, you can see his work here. 
Here's a video we made on Friday down at the East Beach - in praise of Trip Advisor declaring Nairn as the best beach in Scotland. 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know that work is being carried out on the sewer pipe but does anyone actually know what they're doing? Being going on for months now.
Sorry to mention sewer pipe in the context of best beach :-)

Anonymous said...

surely the turds are not that big that they need a crane to lift them

Graisg said...

now, now anon, Nairn Sewage works is a tertiary treatment site and there was a lot of campaigning around 20 years ago to get it to that standard.

Brian Turner said...

I walked out to the two very visible pilings at low tide yesterday, and a section of the outflow pipe there appears to be leaking very badly. Presumably they are trying to fix that?

Graisg said...

Whatever the problem Brian Scottish Water are obviously putting some considerable investment into rectifying it.
I've asked them for a few details about this job via their contact page.

http://www.scottishwater.co.uk/contact-us

Pookie Candelabra said...

It is the best beach in Scotland, not to mention the world. we are lucky.
P xx

Pookie Candelabra said...

Be true.

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