Sunday, 27 July 2014

Commonwealth Games marathon race

Over fifty athletes from around the Commonwealth took to the streets of Glasgow to take part in the men's and women's marathon at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Thousands of spectators came out to give their support and cheer on the runners as they made their way twice round the 13 mile course.

The greatest crowds were in the city centre, while some of the further out parts of the city seemed almost deserted.

Running along Argyll Street
Avoiding the rain
Waiting for the local boy
Light on their feet
Pure concentration
Fun run
Still a long way to go
Applause from the crowd
Nails polished and jewellery on for the race
Being closely followed
Looking relaxed
Keeping ahead
A close race
Reaching for a drink of water
Running in step

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Commonwealth Flotilla

The River Clyde was awash with colour as 250 boats joined the Commonwealth Flotilla, sailing from Greenock to Glasgow as part of the celebrations for the 2014 Commonwealth games.

Small cabin cruisers and tall ships all formed a procession up the river with Calmac ferry Lochinver at the front.

The boats were decked out with bunting and the crews looked to be enjoying thier time in the limelight as the crowds gathered on the shore to cheer them on their way.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Commonwealth Baton

After having traveled around the world, the Commonwealth baton is almost withing touching distance of Glasgow.

The baton bearers were given the honour of taking the beautifully crafted baton through the  streets of Inverclyde, stopping off at selected local landmarks.

The relay will finish at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on 23rd July in Glasgow.

The baton held aloft in front of the Free French Memorial in Greenock
A baton bearer enjoying her moment on The Esplanade

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

MV Explorer - Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea is an educational programme which is run by the Institute for Shipboard Education and sponsored by University of Virginia.

MV Explorer is a modern cruise ship with 9 classrooms, a library and a computer lab.

The current group of students spent four days in Greenock where they could undertake such activities as climb Ben A'nn, canoe on Loch Lomond, visit Burns' country and many more.


A couple of photos taken from Ashton Road in Gourock.

During the summer there are a large number of boats lying moored off Gourock Yacht Club.

The Argyll hils make a wonderful backdrop.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

PS Waverley

It is now 40 years since Waverley was sold to The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society for £1.

It is always good to see her sailing up and down the Clyde during the summer.