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Thursday 31 December 2009

Craigmore Pier Rothesay

The pier has long since gone,and houses built in the field,but the pier building remains,its now a cafe.

Western ferries

The Short Ferry Crossing between Hunter's Quay Dunoon and McInroys point Gourock.

The ferries in the photographs are departing from Gourock.

Monday 28 December 2009


Another victim of the global recession,this container ship operated by Hapag Lloyd is being laid up in the Great Harbour on the Clyde.

Lyle Hill Panorama

Taken from Lyle Hill in Greenock a popular place to stop and admire the Firth of Clyde.

Thursday 24 December 2009

Ettrick Bay Rothesay

This old wreck was a familiar sight for a long time on the beach during the 90s but it finally broke up during a winter storm and what remained was removed .

Wednesday 23 December 2009

Sea King Rescue

The Royal Navys Sea King rescue helicopter is a familiar sight on the Clyde.
Based at Prestwick airport in Southwest Scotland, it provides 24-hour military and civilian search and rescue across a large area of Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland. The flight operates 3 Sea King Mk 5 helicopters and consists of 15 officers, 11 ratings, 28 civil servants and 50 civilian staff. Tasking is varied and ranges from recovering fallen climbers in winter snow to rescuing injured fishermen up to 200 miles offshore. Additionally, Gannet SAR provides an important medical evacuation service to the many island communities on Scotland's West coast.

Tuesday 22 December 2009

HMS Roebuck

HMS Roebuck a survey vessel which is due to be paid off early 2010.

Saturday 19 December 2009

Ali Cat

Ali Cat returning home to James Watt Dock from her morning run to Dunoon.

Friday 18 December 2009

Audemer L113

Heading for Faslane naval base on the Clyde is an army landing craft.

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John Browns Shipyard

An advert for John Browns dated 1954

A painting of a ship being launched from John Browns.
This poster would have hung in many a classroom wall it was published by Mc Millans geography pictures,there is no date on mine,but probably late 50s early 60s?

Thursday 17 December 2009

The Three Sisters

A short walk from Portencross village lies the cliff feature Ardneil Bank,part of the cliff is known as The Three Sisters , apparently quite a challenging rock climb.

Within the cliff lies the historic cave associated with St Kentigern better known as St Mungo, the story goes that he used the cave as a refuge from Glasgow,there was a well which at one time was a popular pilgrimage due its curative waters.

The cliff also has a fantastic echo ,even though the path is several hundred yards away the echo is amazing.

Wednesday 16 December 2009

MV Jupiter

Jupiter about to depart for Dunoon on a cold but colourful December morning.