NK0833 : Whinnyfold: the deadly Godman

taken 7 years ago, near to Whinnyfold, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Whinnyfold: the deadly Godman
Whinnyfold: the deadly Godman
Whinnyfold is a tiny village sitting atop the cliffs at the southern end of the Bay of Cruden in Aberdeenshire. The village consists of a handful of old fisher cottages built in the 1860s. Whinnyfold has no harbour, just this natural haven and the fisherfolk had to scramble up and down a steep grass slope to reach their boats hauled up on the shingle beach and to land their catches. In the nineteenth century and early twentieth century the village housed a thriving fishing community, with some 200 fishermen operating around 20 boats. Today, however, there is no commercial fishing and no local amenities, and the houses are occupied by commuters and holiday makers.

The seas around Whinnyfold are treacherous with numerous rocky headlands and offshore a semi-submerged reef known as the Skares, the site of many shipwrecks. Little wonder that every rock and headland has its own name; the large rock in the foreground, for example is the Godman while the headland beyond is the Cruner.
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Date Taken
Monday, 21 March, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 23 March, 2011
Category
Bay   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 083 331 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:23.3436N 1:51.7747W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NK 081 331
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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