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Old 28 October 2003, 14:26   #1
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A favourite Ribbing/Sibbing area

Hi folks

Do you have a favourite area for your ribbing/sibbing?

Where? Why?

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Here is one of my favourites - the Cromarty Firth.

Why?

Well it's an interesting and spectacular stretch of water with loads to see and lots to explore. It is used to park oil rigs awaiting servicing at Nigg and Invergordon. However it is also a safe piece of water for a small boat. You are inside a long 16 + miles sea loch so you can't get lost and you are never too far from the shore. There is a great little harbour at Cromarty and there are tea shops and pubs. You can also often see the Moray Firth Bottle Nose Dolphins and there is a colony of seals.

There are also several slipways dotted along the firth.

If you want to go a bit more adventurous then you can go out past the Sutors and into the Moray Firth itself.

Oh yes, and it's not very far from my heilan hame.

Here are some photographs. Starting with the view down the firth from Nigg Hill.
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Looking from Nigg Hill across to Cromarty.
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Rigs in the mouth of the Cromarty Firth, looking out into the Moray Firth.
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A close up of one of the rigs.
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A rig and tender sat outside the Cromarty Firth.
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The 'South Sutor'. You can just about make out the old searchlight battery on top of the rocks at the tip of the headland. There are the remains of the gun emplacements on the top of the cliffs.
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So this is one of my favourites. Where are yours?

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I don't know, but were did all these kids come from?
My three plus countless others on a friends medline (wish I had one) in Frejus, South of France this summer

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One of my favourite places to go...SW Scotland looking over to Ireland at sunset 25th October 2003...sea like a sheet of glass all the way across.
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