Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Greenock Cut Waterfall 2011



Wow, what terrible winds there were in Scotland on the 23rd May this year!! We went to the Greenock Cut for a walk with a friend and were nearly blown away. It was really dangerous and we almost fell into the water. Then we had a lot of trouble getting back to Largs in the car because of all the branches which had blown across the road.

Here's a short video of the waterfall before the wind became too strong - we could still stand upright at this stage!! I was going to add music but then thought I'd leave the wind noise! Unfortuately I wasn't able to take more photos as we just wanted to concentrate on getting home safely.


video

"FREAK winds tore down trees, knocked out power supplies, and caused travel chaos and structural damage across Inverclyde yesterday. Gale-force gusts battered the district throughout the day, leaving a trail of debris in their wake, and causing a catalogue of problems. The Met Office issued a weather warning as gusts of up to 70mph hit the area. A spokesman described the weather across the west coast as 'exceptionally windy', adding that some particular exposed areas experienced gusts of up to 80mph." (Source: Greenock Telegraph)


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gourock: Cardwell Bay 2011

I really enjoyed going to Cardwell Bay again to take some photos!
This is a mixture of shots from the railings, down on the sand and some views across the water.

It was a bonus to see the rainbow!















The steps were of great interest to me - I recognised them as the old steps we used to access the beach way back in the 1950s! Click here to see them in my photos from the old days.


Largs: New Pier

It was wonderful to be back in Largs last week! Here are some of my photos of the new pier, opened in August 2010 by HRH Princess Anne.




Above: from the pier looking across to Cumbrae

View of Largs from the pier



Below is a great video (I hope it will remain available for some time) showing the grand opening of the pier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yYR9iufneE

Click here for my photos of the old pier taken on my previous visit to Largs