Not shipping related at all (other than you can sit outside and observe passage) the iconic Nardini's Cafe has re-opened 06 December 2008.

Marida Marguerite

Tanker Marida Marguerite inbound for Finnart 06 December 2008.

Reconstruction of Largs Pier

A working gantry 03 December 2008.

Side piles (or are they being removed?) 05 December 2008.

Reconstruction of Largs Pier

A crane arrives 21 November 2008.

Ready for some wind? 22 November 2008.

A large hole? 28 November 2008

The piling has begun 28 November 2008.

Reconstruction of Largs Pier

? 04 November 2008

?? 06 November 2008

Ah, that's what it's for! 12 November 2008

There must be some holes in it now? 14 November 2008

Reconstruction of Largs Pier

Blog of the reconstruction of Largs Pier.

The first material arrives 27 October 2008.

Containers waiting.....28 October 2008,

A new construction? 01 November 2008

Site Rules 01 November 2008.

AMT Discoverer

Barge AMT Discoverer being turned in the Hunterston Channel by Svitzer Mallaig and Ayton Cross 05 December 2008. She lay at Fairlie Quay for two nights and is now bound for Fergusons at Port Glasgoow.

Svitzer Mallaig

Tug Svitzer Mallaig took advantage of a quiet period to test her fire pumps April 2008. Picture provided by ClydeNavalGazing correspondent NWP.

AMT Discoverer

Farnham based Anchor Marine Transportation barge AMT Discoverer ushered up the Hunterston Channel towards Fairlie Quay by Svitzer's Svitzer Mallaig and Ayton Cross 03 December 2008. Apparently she is bound for Ferguson's Shipyard for some remedial work.

Caledonian Isles

Caledonian Macbrayne's Caledonian Isles leaves on service on a day with smashing light, but bitterly cold, 01 December 2008.

Portal Multicat

Offshore Workboats Ltd.'s Portal Multicat arriving back at Clyde Marina after further operations off Horse Island (don't ask me what they are doing, I'm only the photographer!) 01 December 2008.

Silver Constellation

Clydeport's pilot cutter Mount Stuart delivers "someone" to Silver Constellation 30 November 2008.

Hebridean Isles

Caledonian Macbrayne's Hebridean Isles made a second visit to the Clyde in a week, heading for annual overhaul on a day of very mixed weather 29 November 2008.

Passing Dunoon in a snowstorm.

Hebridean Isles and Bute at Gourock.

Passing GOT.

Berthing at JWD.


Caledonian Macbrayne's Bute arriving at Gourock following sea trials 29 November 2008.


SPT's Gourock/Kilcreggan/Helensburgh ferry (operated by Clyde Marine) Seabus arriving at Gourock 29 November 2008.


Caledonian Macbrayne's Jupiter leaves Gourock for Dunoon whilst Hebridean Isles waits to approach the linkspan 29 November 2008.


Clyde Marine Services' tug Biter heading downstream 29 November 2008.