Ex RNLI lifeboat Grace Ritchie returns to Largs Yacht Haven on a stormy 23 February 2008.
Ferguson Transport's Harvest Caroline leaves James Watt Dock in Greenock after overhaul 8 February 2008.
Caledonian Macbrayne's Isle of Lewis stands off Gourock as Jupiter passes 6 January 2008. Isle of Lewis was enroute to Garvel dry dock for annual overhaul.
Suomigracht, escorted by Svitzer Mallaig passes Greenock Esplanade en route to the Ocean Terminal 16 February 2008. Interesting deck cargo!
Magdalene escorted by Warrior III and Svitzer Mallaig (Kindeace and Ayton Cross were there also) in the Largs Channel 23 February 2008 en route to Hunterston.
SD Tornado drops personnel off at Largs en route to Kyle of Lochalsh 17 February 2008, while Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira passes by.
Ocean Crescent escorted by tugs SD Nimble, Svitzer Mallaig and Ayton Cross (obscured) heading down the Largs Channel into Hunterston 11 February 2008 (Kindeace was also there!). Incredible weather- light pollution in February!
SD Nimble assists a defective SD Tornado from James Watt Dock, Greenock into Garvel dry dock, 22 January 2008. En route, they nearly scratched the newly painted Caledonian Mcabrayne's Isle of Lewis which was completing her overhaul in the wet.
As a fan of WWII British films on a Sunday afternoon (when a boy!), this shot of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) taken on 24 January 2008 felt quite evocative. Maybe the weather, the formation or just me! The ships providing the spectacle were M04 Imanta Latvia, M924 Primula Belgium, M1050 Weilheim Germany and M39 HMS Hurworth.
Caledonian Macbrayne's Isle of Mull at Ardrossan's Irish Berth while on the Ardrossan - Brodick run 18 december 2007. In the background is Caledonian Isles continuing her refit at the Arran berth (allegedly!!). Caledonian Isles took the run back later that afternoon and Isle of Mull returned to the Oban - Mull run. Unfortunately, she was so unsuccessful on the Arran run (mostly due to the appalling weather), informed opinion reckons she will not be back at Ardrossan!
Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Alainn handles some rough weather on the Largs - Cumbrae run 18 January 2008. Nothing new to her though!
Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Nevis in James Watt Dock, Greenock 24 October 2007 following her annual overhaul. In the background, work continues on Lord of the Isles in Garvel drydock. Another sunny day!
Caledonian Macbrayne's Saturn on the Gourock - Dunoon run 11 November 2007. She was called from lay-up at Rosneath to take over from her defective sister Jupiter. Incredible day , weather wise!
Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira takes over the Largs- Cumbrae run from Loch Alainn 25 November 2007 following repairs at the Wires.
Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Alainn taking over the Largs - Cumbrae Service on 18 November 2007. Loch Shira headed to the Wires to get some remedial work done.
Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Shira, Loch Linnhe and Isle of Cumbrae caught at Largs Pier on 3 November 2007. All three ferries are on, or have seen service on, the Largs - Cumbrae run through the years. Rare, I think to see them all together!