Wick sprung to fame in the 19th century when enterprising local fishermen and merchants made it Europe's largest herring fishing port. Over 1000 fishing boats used to regularly sail from here in the fishing heyday. The locals used to refer to the fish as the 'Silver Darlings'.
Wick's origins though date back to Viking times, and the the towns name, pronounced by the locals as 'Week' in the Scandinavian manner means 'a bay'.
I spend today in Wick, visiting the harbour and looking aroound the town. At the railway station I pay for the train ticket that I reserved yesterday and meet up with Tom again who provides an entertaining conversation.