With more than a tinge of sadness we watch the departure of the Tall Ships and their Crews as they leave Greenock on the next leg of their race.
It has been a very rewarding four days, plus another few with the early arrivals.
We were privileged that they docked in Greenock and as it was in 1999 they last came here, it will no doubt be some time before we host them again.
The crews have been tremendous ambassadors for their ships and countries, and brought liveliness to this area while they were here.
Haste ye back.
PS Waverley Heads Downriver to Watch the Departures
'A.R.C. Gloria' from Columbia is a Colourful Sight
Jet Skiers Join the Party
'Sorlandet' from Norway Heading on Her Way
'Europa' from the Netherlands Departing Greenock
More images are available at - www.dougie-coull-photography.co.uk - and are also better resolution.