Sunday, 31 July 2011
Saturday, 30 July 2011
Friday, 29 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Johnshaven Bowling Club's carpet was badly damaged in a flood, and I think I'm right in saying that the replacement has been plagued with problems. Last night I spotted a brand spanking new carpet ready to be laid. Hope they have more success with this one.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Saturday, 23 July 2011
This tiny cottage was a gift from Hercules Scott of Brotherton to the skipper of a coal sloop who had successfully made a rescue at sea.
I suspect there isn't even room to swing the proverbial cat in here, but it probably housed a family at some point!
Behind it you can just see the public toilets and the weather vane from yesterday's photo.
Friday, 22 July 2011
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
It's not immediately obvious, but if you look closely you'll see that this is the former site of a cottage. Just one end wall is still standing. I don't know anything about this building - did those steps lead to the front door? Why is most of the wall encased in ugly concrete? Maybe it would have collapsed otherwise? Why was it allowed to fall into ruin? Was its demise anything to do with the installation of the big power supply thingy on the left, or was it already a ruin by then?
Does anyone have any thoughts/ facts they'd like to share?
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
For some time now, a film crew has been visiting Johnshaven as one of the locations for the full length movie, Attack of the Herbals. It has already been premiered at Cineworld in Aberdeen, and I believe it's going to be shown at Cannes.
They were back in the village at the weekend, filming some extra bits and pieces.
The plot involves crates of herbal tea washing up on the shore. It's an addictive brew that turns people into zombies! Great stuff!! You can follow the film's progress on their Facebook page.
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Friday, 8 July 2011
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Look at the amazing textures on this piece of driftwood! I'd love to know its history - it has large rust coloured grooves - why? Was it part of a house, a ship or something else? How long was it was in the sea? When was it washed up on the beach...?
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
We're having new steps fitted at Johnshaven Stores at the moment. They are an enormous improvement on the very scruffy, old concrete steps that they are replacing.
It would have been impossible to replace the area immediately outside the shop door during opening hours, so last night Scott and Doug came back at 8pm and worked late to get that bit finished.
Today the steps are in use and they are working on replacing the ramp.
Now we have to wait for the railings.
There's a very long story attached to the whole steps/ railings project, and we honestly wondered whether we'd ever actually see them in place. The bulk of the railings were made ages ago and have been stored at a blacksmith's in Fife for ages. We went to see them in October 2009 and ever since then we've had the frustration of not being able to get the project started, so there has been much happiness in the MacKenzie household this week :)
In case you've never been here or have already forgotten what they looked like, here's a 'before' photo of the steps!
Monday, 4 July 2011
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Saturday, 2 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
Please excuse the cottage getting in the way and the slight blurry effect - this was taken at full zoom through double glazing.
Ewan (or 110356407917785238189 as he's now known - see photo no 93) spotted this from our living room window late yesterday evening and grabbed the camera (I've got him well trained).
As you can see, the tide is quite far out, so we assume the boat couldn't get round to the steps to unload the evening's catch in the normal way.