Sunday, 14 June 2015

Dropping Anchor

Anstruther Harbour

    The stormy seas that surround Scotland have historically brought many seafarers to our shores when their ships have ran into trouble. Back in September 1588 as the Spanish Armada retreated north, following their defeat by the English Navy, they too were hampered by bad conditions.

Village of Anstruther
     Ships no longer seaworthy, lack of food and fresh water, meant that several ships dropped anchor and the sailors had to seek refuge on Scottish soil. The small Port of Anstruther, on the Firth of Forth, East Fife, is where some came ashore, choosing never to return to their native land.

    When I visited there the other day I could see why many of the Spanish sea-man settled here. The clear water and golden sand could easily be mistaken for a small fishing port in Spain, making it a home from home. Of course, I'm sure the beautiful Scottish senoritas had something to do with it too.

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful scenery AND senoritas? Why would anyone leave?