Continuous running

At last the sun arrived at a weekend and Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Riddon and Loch Shira went to continuous running to clear the backlog in the afternoon 30 May 2009. However, with Loch Shira's eight minute transit time, Loch Riddon has to push on!

Reconstruction of Largs Pier

Another "link in the chain" begins 29 May 2009.

Greater Manchester Challenge

Ocean Youth Trust Northwest's training vessel Greater Manchester Challenge in Clyde Marina 29 May 2009.

Taklift 7

Floating crane Taklift 7, which belongs to the Smit Heavy Lift Group, captured by a ClydeNavalGazing correspondent, carrying another piece of the jigsaw that is the Valiant Jetty 28 May 2009.

Spirit of Adventure

Cruise liner Spirit of Adventure lying at Fairlie Quay 27 May 2009. Loch Shira, undergoing repair, lies inside.

Svitzer Milford

Tug Svitzer Milford heading home from Hunterston 27 May 2009 (not hanging about!).

Sealand Performance

Container vessel Sealand Performance looks more like a bulk carrier side on (IMHO), however, all becomes clear 27 May 2009!

Golden Spring

Bulker Golden Spring outbound for Norfolk, Virginia 27 May 2009. Tug Ayton Cross running for home.


HMRC Seeker waits to recover her RIB in a busy Firth of Clyde 26 May 2009...

..after said RIB caused consternation amongst yachts and ducks et al by speeding out of Clyde Marina!

Cumbrae Ferries

Caledonian Macbrayne's Loch Bhrusda spends another day on relief between Largs and Cumbrae Slip 26 May 2009....

whilst Loch Shira lies alongside Fairlie Quay with a mysterious illness?

Golden Spring

Bulk carrier Golden Spring unloading at Hunterston 26 May 2009.

Valiant Jetty

A ClydeNavalGazing correspondent captured a different view of the Valiant Jetty 19 May 2009. He grumbles about the results, however I quite like it!