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Watchers on the rocks
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Watchers on the rocks

Picture added on 20 June 2005
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Queen Mary 2 visits the firth - 2005
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If we could vote for our favourite QM2 pic this would be mine - fabulous photo Nora.
Added by Estelle Quick on 20 June 2005
best of all the pictures I agree
Added by Fiona Hall on 20 June 2005
Nora, this is a beautiful shot. I don't know how the winners will be selected, but I give you my vote for this one!

Added by Margaret on 20 June 2005
Estelle - this has been so successful that next time we have a competition we'll create a voting system to go with it.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 21 June 2005
Nora ..wonderful shot ..it is already my screen saver on my computer !!
Added by John Macdonald on 21 June 2005
who are the boys how lucky to be so close to this beatiful ship
Added by Barbara on 03 January 2006
If I knew who they were I would have given them a copy. It was a man and young boy not Croms.
Added by Nora Watson on 08 January 2006
I love your pics Nora i know at the time the QM2 was there friends of my son who lives in Cromarty drove up from Stirling just to see her...
I myself have taken a few pics while i was there staying at my sons, but i had moved to USA when the Queen was there .. thanks to your pics i see what my son was talking about !
Added by Barbara on 08 January 2006
Is that mr donald mcintosh looking through his binoculars, the person on the right? Think so! Can anyone identify the other person taken, by the looks of it, at the targets, as most of us middle aged croms would call it! When, actually, the targets is a little further round the coast, which at sea level is very dangerous to attempt to get to the actual targets! Which I believe to be the two gun turrets, which stand on two pieces of large rocks, just at the entrance coming in to the Cromarty Firth, on the foreshore of the South Sutors!
Added by Blair Mackay on 10 February 2009
The Targets were situated just at the start of the trees above the shore and before the rocks - if that makes sense. They consisted of two large frames that could be individually hoisted when shooting was underway from the butts positioned back along the shore near the burn that divides the reeds field. The butts were overtaken by rising seas from around the 70's. I think they were 1, 2and 3 hundred yds back. We collected spent rounds there as boys.
Added by DSM on 12 February 2009
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Queen Mary 2 visits the firth - 2005

Evan (The Post) Ferguson. SoldierQM2 leaving the FirthQM2 from the Cromarty RoseQM2 between the SutorsQM2 at berth at InvergordonFerry in front of the QM2Crowds on Shore StQM2 at InvergordonQueen Mary 2 leaving the FirthAgainst the North Sutor