Well summer hasn't really arrived, but we've had a good few days of sunshine.
Despite my plans to head to the Cloch Lighthouse to get some Naval ship pics, woke early and thought - 'what the hey' - and headed to the Gareloch.
It started well, but got very cold for a period and then get really warm.
USS Vicksburg (CG69) - Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser
Headed up to Glen Mallan to catch the USS Vicksburg depart and the sunshine there was a joy.
Pier at Finnart, Loch Long
Then back to the Gareloch - down the other side this time - as the sun had moved round somewhat and the lighting was more favourable.
HMS Torbay - Friendly Crew
Met up with a few of the 'usual suspects' - some from the shipping forums - and the fat was well and truly chewed.
Headed for home after the USS Pittsburgh (submarine) had made her way up the loch to berth.
More images are available at - www.dougie-coull-photography.co.uk - and are also better resolution.