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Scotland Sailing
Insights into Sailing in Scotland
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Back doon the watter!

We were pleased to get underway on Friday afternoon.

Glasgow's Millennium Bridge opened to let us through

Glasgow's Millennium Bridge opened to let us through

The bridge was opened and we started to make our way back down the Clyde. As the city disappeared behind us, we began to spot aspects of the river which we had missed on our way up.

Easter Island or Scotland?

Easter Island or Scotland?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First we passed the paddlesteamer Waverley which was berthed outside the Science Centre and then the Tall Ship Glenlee at Glasgow Harbour. After that we passed Braehead again, and the Renfrew Ferry, noticing shortly after a taste of Easter Island on the banks of the Clyde.

Almost under the Erskine Bridge

Almost under the Erskine Bridge

 

 

As we went under the Erskine Bridge we felt as if we were halfway home to Kip.  The smirry rain, which had started briefly as we left, closed in as we passed Dumbarton which meant that when we again passed the Medway II dredger at Port Glasgow and Greenock the towns were partly hidden by mist, but by the time we reached Gourock it had stopped and there was a little wind. Unfortunately we had time constraints for our return, so the sails stayed firmly in their bags and we continued to motor back to Kip.

 

The dredger, "Medway II", through the rigging

The dredger, "Medway II", through the rigging

Cloch lighthouse

Cloch lighthouse

When we reached the Cloch lighthouse we felt as if we were properly home. “No Stress” motored on ahead of us back into Kip Marina, as those of us on “Blue” prepared to come alongside. Safely berthed we agreed it had been an enjoyable few days, a successful first trip of the sailing season, and certainly beat working for a living!

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