15.5.2013 Liner ...Princess back again (Last in July and August 2012.)
6.4.13 - Dingies launching from Dalgety Bay sailing club
7.11.10 - M111 minesweeper heading into Rosyth Dockyard.
W.c 20.9.10- Frigate 231 out of Rosyth,
Destroyer in, Promitheus oil tanker. Yachtsmen.
These are the last months of the Ferry to Zeebrugge,
W.c 13.9.10-Hamilton Spirit oil tanker at terminal,
a barge/floating platform, Yachtsmen,
Forth Tours and maid of the Forth tours.
Dredger in, Frigate F231 in and out all week doing sea trials.
Mare Oreaus oil tanker, Helga Spirit and Hildgaarde.
Oil tankers British Eagle (flying red ensign), Chincha and Eagle Torrance.
24.6.2010 - Oil tankers Searanger and Helgar spirit left port today.
20.6.2010 - The 3 tugs are having spray practice today for oil tankers.
2.6.2010 - Oil tanker Bunga Kasturi Empat moored.
1.6.2010 - Minesweeper leaving Rosyth
27.5.2010 - Oil tanker Livia in. New to this area.
26.5.2010 The Vista of the seas in. Tanker "Carolos" arrived. Eider ducks.
17.5.2010 Oil tanker Mare Salernum .
"Blue Bay" scrap metal ship into Inverkeithing.
15.5.2010 Liberian registered Oil tanker "Ligovsky Prospect" in today.
14.5.2010 - Delta sailor half full of oil this morning.
The regular "Sarpen" built 2002:- http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=311261000
13.5.2010 - Delta sailor oil tanker.
12.5.2010. Danish cruise ship in at 8.30a.m. White.
Much smaller, only 2 decks. "Vision of the seas".
Maid of the Forth arrived to transport passengers. Back out at 7p.m.
11.5.2010 German cruise liner Mein Schiff. Grey and white.
Unusual amount of writing on the side, including http://www.cruises.com/
and Meeresrayschen. Ruhe Delphine.
There are approximately 200 oil tankers a year
mooring at the jetty at Hound's point, to take in oil .
Mostly different names and countries.
Some regular like Hildegard and Thornbury.
Also many ships all named after birds, Falcon, Eagle, Robin, etc.
9.5.2010 - 1. First passenger liner of the season M.S.C Orchestra, 5 passenger decks.
Several boats lowered into water to take people to Queensferry.
A tug is keeping it level so it doesn't swing into the shipping channel.
2. Maid of the Forth helping to unload about 2000 passengers.
8.5.2010 -1. BW Lake left with 2 tugs, one of which returned quickly.
2. Ferry tfrom Zeebrugge in at 12 noon and out at 6p.m.
3. SS Harmony, a large container ship left Rosyth.
7.5.2010 - Oil tanker BW Lake in. New to this area.
They're extremely hard to germinate, involving storage in freezer
and exposure to heat at the right time.
Then only a few, every few years germinate.
Apparently at one time, only the Emperor of China could grow them.
After 2 or 3 years of these perennial plants, dying back, (so put a marker in the soil)
they start to have a permanent woody stem, growing to about 4'.
Then each year the spectacular leaves bud and unfold.
Around May the single petal yellow leaves give a quick display.
The leaves linger, then die back to the woody stem.
It all happens again each year.
A 4/5 year old plant starts to produce those shiny black seeds
and they increase in number each year.