Originally Posted by K&S
Did i miss much, did anyone
I went shore side. It was OK, won't plan to go back specially next year - but if it turns out I have nothing else to do I would pop along. There was quite a lot going on - although not necessarily particulalry obvious what was happening (commentary was focussed on the stage (radio clyde?) rather than the water). The main crowds weren't really focussed on the water side activities either - probably just as well as there is a limit to the number of people who can see that from the shore. Freestyle jet skiing - very impressive. Zap cats at close range - very tempting. Sea plane - attention grabbing (I think they landed further upstream than normal). Tried to go on the tall ship, and possibly to take a short rib trip but after queing for 15 minutes and only moving 1/4 of the way to the entrace we abandonned that plan.
The site actually has some real potential for spectator based water sports - 3 bridges across the river and both sides to view from means you can get closer to the action than in most places.
However the main draw back was its location: Glasgow (I am a born a bred Weegie - but Glasgae's population were doing little to present the city in its best light yesterday!). This problem is probably exacerbated by it being free and there being free busses from across the city to get there - so every bored ned in the city seemed drawn to it! All IMHO of course.