pile of fishing ropes and nets

Tools of the Fisherman

Stonehaven Harbor
Grampian Region

A North Sea storm left this early dusting of snow on nets and ropes. The town was still asleep as I had gotten out early for a Sunday morning walk around the harbor. Without having heard a weather forecast, I was taken by surprise with the white ground cover. Not that the Scottish meteorologists are any more reliable than our own American weathermen. In fact, they may be even more vague. The typical forecast usually reads something like this: Starting dull, becoming changeable to fresh by afternoon. That leaves a lot to the imagination.