Just to say peeps what a great day out today.
Great to see the number of boats we had, and I must confess I was sorry I didn't get the chance for more of a chin wag !! . I don't quite know why I haven't done this cruise before but I've driven over all of Glasgow's bridges a million times and always wanted to see them from the water instead.
So today I did
Thanks Bruce et al, for all the planning & research, and I hope you gave the dog a big bonio when you got home
.. My dog (Cocker Spaniel) loves the boat too, in fact she is a diver, and will retrieve things from the sea bottom up to about 2-3 feet down , something I've never seen in a dog, but I don't think she would have lasted that length of cruise.
Our little diversion on the road home took us up the River Cart, almost to Paisley
we went under the lifting bridge at the Normandy and up to the M8 flyover up past Glasgow Airport ,.. we bottled out at about 1.8m depth although the tide was increasing but due to the amount of rubbish around I was worried about obstructions,.. and I have to say,... that river is filthy, really filthy, we're talking a dead cow in the tidal zones amongst any assortment of domestic rubbish, that I have never seen, including old oil barrels in the mud etc and I cant believe its allowed to exist like this in this day and age, the Clyde its self was pleasant by comparison, but the Cart was an education in how far we still have to go with some of our waterways
Anyway what a blast .. funny how my photos of the new stealth warships didn't turn out
... but will post up some general ones here once my Nokia finally uploads whats in it