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Sunday, 31 May 2009

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Girvan Boat Yard

Founded post WWII by Alexander Noble and three of his sons in a shed on the ground now occupied by the yard. The yard is now run by the grandsons and only does repair work to commercial craft and refit work for the RNLI. There are 2 slips up the river at the back of the yard which run into the shed where the RNLI work is done.
Their own-build boats are distinguished by a thistle carved at the bow. In later years (until about 5 years ago) they started building in steel, and specialised in fish farm wokboats.

Thanks to Iain Crosbie for the information.


Crepuscular rays over the island of Millport.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Arleigh Burke 51

US Navy 51 Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer,seen on the Clyde for the NATO Joint Warrior exercise for 2009.

Molly Ban

A new 63 ft motor cruiser,it was commissioned by a leading Dun Laoghaire [ a large town and seaport nestling at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains in Ireland.] yachtsman with an interest in classic yachts.

Launched in Denmark march 2009,designed by Nigel Irens.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Saturday, 23 May 2009


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Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure seen here departing from a short trip up Loch Long,apparently living up to her name as I have never known any cruise ships to enter Loch Long.

In May 2007 she was caught in a cyclone close to Madagascar,although the ship wasn't damaged it was reported that furniture including the grand piano was dislodged .

She headed for shelter in a port in Madagascar were the cruise was cancelled.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Taklift 7

Taklift 7 heavy crane arriving on the Clyde by tug EERLAND 26,she will be helping to build the new jetty at Faslane for the new Astute Class submarines.

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Foyle Rambler

Foyle Rambler is a small ferry which operates on  Lough Foyle between Buncrana and Rathmullan [Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland].

She is seen here in James Watt Dock awaiting dry docking for her annual overhaul for 2009.

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Sunday, 17 May 2009


Heading up to Glasgow to collect scrap,Isartal is seen passing Dumbarton Rock.