Thursday, 30 July 2009

Breast Cancer Care - Greenock Charity Walk

It was a lovely summer evening for this very worthwhile
event which raised in excess of £1,400 on the night with more pledged

A Pink Parade - and the organiser Helen Murphy has intimated she will definitely be organising another.

Even the dogs present enjoyed their extended walks

There was a really 'feel good' atmosphere with everyone waving and smiling

The half way mark - as the walkers were about to turn and complete the walk back to
the start point

A big well done to all who gave up their time and participated.
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Run of the Mill Day

Lunch at Ikea today and picked up a few things along the way, including a few Cacti

Grabbed this shot on the way home as we passed Glasgow Airport on the Inchinnan Road

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Monday, 27 July 2009

Clyde Clipper

'Clyde Clipper' - Clyde Marine Services latest acquisition arrived at Victoria Harbour this week

It's always nice to see additions to the River Clyde - and Greenock in particular


She is shown here with 'Battler' and 'Cruiser' at her stern

We now await delivery of 'CMS Buster' - another tug to build on the current fleet.

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Sunday, 26 July 2009

Glasgow River Festival - 2009

Glasgow River Festival was held on 25 & 26 July this year


Vital Spark - a regular visitor

Science Museum Tower and lift complex

Zapcats having some fun

Pirates ahoy !!

Hot Oil & Water do NOT mix as ably demonstrated by the Fire Service

Making a splash

It was a much quieter event this year from an exhibit perspective - though the crowds came out strongly on both days.

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Cancer Research UK - Glasgow River Festival 2009


Cocktails, Canap├ęs, & Cupcakes event held at the Glasgow River Festival 2009

I received a kind invitation to go aboard and take a photograph of these lovely ladies, which I was more than pleased to accept

They all appeared to be enjoying themselves - and all in aid of a very good cause


Those cakes look yummy
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Saturday, 25 July 2009

East Fortune Air Show - 2009

We had fantastic weather for today's Air Display - could have not been better

Everyone seemed to be having a great day out


With no disrespect intended to all the other attractions - which were all excellent - the Avro Vulcan Flypast stole the show - doesn't it always?


As always, the Guinot Wing Walking Team were exciting to watch


The birds of prey display was both fun to watch, and also very informative

It doesn't get any better than this
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Friday, 24 July 2009

HMCC Seeker

HM Customs Cutter - 'Seeker' passes Custom House Quay, Greenock

Pleased to catch this one - been trying for a while

Lucky to catch her just as she was passing

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Saturday, 11 July 2009

Cruise Ship Artemis

Cruise Ship Artemis off the Greenock Ocean Terminal

11 July 2009


Another cruise ship heads off on her journey with a compliment of passengers full of excitement and anticipation as they head to their next port of call.

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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Goathland (Aidensfield) Station

Steam locomotive pictured at Goathland Station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway


We spend quite a lot of our holiday time at the various stations. They all have their own unique identity and watching these trains with their awesome power and strength is a privilege.

My hat goes off to the many volunteers that work so hard to keep this fantastic line open.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church in Whitby.

It's a MUST visit for us when we holiday in that area.

You can access by walking from the 'Abbey' car park, or if you're both brave and fit enough, via the "199 steps" stairway. It's not really as bad as it sounds.


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Cleveland Way

Our holiday caravan is situated in the Cleveland Way Walk - so a quick pop down to the cliff produced this photograph


Walkers pass our van to enter and exit the path that forms the Walk
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Monday, 6 July 2009

James Herriot (Alf Wight)

Again this year we managed to get along to one of those places we've always wanted to, but never quite managed.

This time is was the James Herriot Museum in Thirsk.

We're fans of the TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small'.


Another Museum I would thoroughly recommend.

Staff were extremely helpful and gave great advice on parking and where best to eat.

Museum itself takes about an hour to go around - good activities for younger children too.

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Thursday, 2 July 2009

York


As always, a visit to York is a MUST on our hols.

Starting with a little retail therapy at the 'Designer Outlets', and then park the car and walk in to the town proper.
A bite of lunch to reinforce us, and then we visit York Minster and the 'Shambles'

This year the temperature was in the 30 degrees centigrade making it very warm indeed.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Hornsea - A Holiday Visit


We took our normal run down to the Freeport at Hornsea as part of the holiday.

A little retail therapy is always welcome.

Always wanted to visit the Hornsea Folk Museum but this was the first year we managed to fit it in to our schedule


Great wee Museum, and very helpful and friendly staff.

If you find yourself in that area, I would heartily recommend a visit.
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