Life at the end of the road

September 6, 2013

A sign of the times :-)

Filed under: boats, daily doings — Tags: , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 10:06 pm

Just after 20:00 now and it’s almost dark, though less than ten minutes ago there was a pretty spectacular sunset, or at least the remains of one.


Hmmmmm, almost 22:00 now, I got distracted for a couple of hours there trying to find some old photographs of that interesting building that dominates my view. I’m sure my mate said it had been a bank at one time, but then perhaps he said Co Op, who knows my memory and hearing are both rubbish Smile

Anyway, as I’ve been doing a rather unexciting job for most of the day, that’ll be boring to you, me I found it quite enlightening as I ‘assisted’ John from Ferguson’s in doing the ‘signage’.



This will be the million and one signs that we’re required to put up these days that no one takes a blind bit of notice of because they’ve gone ‘sign blind’ Smile



It was ‘great craic’ for John has been in the shipbuilding industry since leaving school and he’s only 18 months off retirement so I had the complete history of Lower Clyde shipbuilding as we went about our work.


Whilst we were busy telling then general public not to throw rubbish over the side, stop smoking, keep clear of propellers, keep out and not light fires the ‘insulators’ from Ticon were lining our engine room with perforated sheet metal.

The river itself had a few interesting ships on today


a 1985 super yacht called ‘Lady Sandals’ glided past our berth as did a heavy lift cargo ship called


something unpronounceable. Whatever her name she went up the river a couple of days ago full and was now heading down empty.

Interesting pictures and videos

Having little else to show for the day, and having been sent some great pictures and videos i thought I’d share them with you.


A cracking video of us out on the Clyde yesterday by Alec Beaton


and one that takes me back to that special day in December when she was launched, again by Alec.


Some great stills by Alan Macdonald as we headed home yesterday



and another video of us passing Macinroy’s  further down the Clyde.


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