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by williemac
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Thanks for the kind comments Paul,today it was MSC Orchestra making her way in to G.o.T.What a beautiful morning it was a privilege being there.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde
Replies: 50
Views: 13003

Re: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde

I forgot to include a pic of Queen Victoria and Queen Mary together,a wee bit of imagination and I could visualise smoke from the funnels of Queen Mary.Ah well!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

The next day was better for Queen Victoria,at least it didn't rain!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Just catching up ,on Wed.the 5th Seven Seas Explorer came in sadly his timing was out.The weather was pretty awful dreich and misty.However,I got her passing the Cloch and off the splash Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde
Replies: 50
Views: 13003

Re: TS Queen Mary to return to the Clyde

With grateful thanks to on the clyde for the heads up I managed to get some shots of her journey downriver.As for the drone video.AH WAANT WAN!!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Last but not least there was Aida Vita on the 19th,sadly I had to be elsewhere so I couldn't catch Le Champlain and MSC Orchestra in together.Anyway,you are due a break from my ramblings Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

The next day she was followed by Celebrity Reflection,and a wee sneaky visit by Hebridean Sky in the Holy Loch,I just managed the one shot of herCheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

This was followed on the16th by Mein Shiff 5 her first visit I believe,looking very similar to the other Mein Schiff boatsCheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

On the tenth of May,Prinsendam came for her last visit apparently,sadly no fond farewellsCheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 27, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

The next one up was Crown Princess,the mornings were still a bit dark Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon May 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

It's been a bit hectic the past month,Jnt Warrior and Formidable Shield going on,as a consequence I have been neglecting the cruise ships.NoMore! I'll start off with Le Champlain,a new one that kicked off the season on May 6th.A rather dreich morning,but quite an attractive wee ship.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat May 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 282
Views: 83850

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Hi there here's a couple more to add to Paul's excellent shots.I got her further downriver.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Costa Mediterranea

Again thanks to Arthur for his timely heads up,didn't quite make it for the Cumbrae gap,however did catch her from Cloch onwardsCheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Thanks to Arthur managed to catch Costa Mediterranea departing,as a bonus M.V.Argyle was heading in,made for an interesting comparison in sizes!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 2495

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Finally got round to editing some pics of Astoria making her way in a beautiful though freezing morning.Cheers Willie
by williemac
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Royal Navy Shipping
Topic: New RFA Supply Ships
Replies: 0
Views: 395

New RFA Supply Ships

The newnKorean built ships are starting to appear on a regular basis,Tideforce is in at Loch Striven,Tidesurge came in this morning and anchored at T.o.B.Tiderace was in a week or so ago and Tidespring has been in and out several times,I must admit I like the look of them.Here's some shots of Tidesu...
by williemac
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 282
Views: 83850

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Harvester came upriver at night.Hopefully we'll get her leaving in daytime,relatively new at 2017 build,here she is at Shieldhall Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 282
Views: 83850

Infinity K

Hi Craig,I felt guilty when I seen your post.I got her coming in on the 4th,I meant to post and kept getting diverted.so belatedly here are some shots of her at Port Glasgow and passing Langbank.I didn't manage to get her at Shieldhall.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 282
Views: 83850

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Just to round the year off nicely the Federal Yukina arrived this morning,built 2010 and 20,465 grt.With Ayton Cross on the bow and Anglegarth on the stern she made a welcome sight passing Yoker.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all!Williemac
by williemac
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 282
Views: 83850

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

The large bulker Xin Xiang Hai almost sneaked in this morning under cover of darkness.Panama registered built 2012 and 31,754 grt she made an impressive sight passing Yoker Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 282
Views: 83850

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

As hoped for the Timoni Liberty left on this morning's tide, accompanied by Ayton Cross on the bow and Svitzer Milford on the stern.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 282
Views: 83850

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

The Tomini Liberty sneaked in this morning under the cover of darkness.Hopefully she'll go back out in daylight.Just built this year,that makes a nice change!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: French Line's FRANCE
Replies: 19
Views: 4737

Re: French Line's FRANCE

And some more!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Rest of Europe
Topic: French Line's FRANCE
Replies: 19
Views: 4737

Re: French Line's FRANCE

Hi Paul,she was here on Sept.14th 2001.I managed to get a few shots arriving and departingCheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 282
Views: 83850

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Nord Copenhagen(Pan-12-21483) came up on Sat. afternoon.Managed to catch her at West Ferry,for once it was a beautiful day.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Clyde-Built Ships: Photography
Topic: HMS TAMAR P233
Replies: 4
Views: 1823

Re: HMS TAMAR P233

Tamar moved this afternoon about One O clock,just managed to catch it by the skin of my teeth.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 282
Views: 83850

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Thanks for that on the clyde.I never thought about who placed the order for animal feed.Very interesting!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 282
Views: 83850

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

It's been a while since anything has been posted on this topic.A blooming shame Forth Ports nicked the contract for for animal feed.Despite that Louise Bulker came in on Saturday,not the biggest at just under 20,000 tons gross,however beggars can't be choosers.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Thanks for your kind comment Arthur,and thanks for all your help through the season.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Thanks once more to Arthur,I managed to get Silver Wind coming into Greenock,mind you I had to get up to all sorts of trickery to compensate for nae light!However,it is what it is.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Couldn't resist a couple more,O.K. three moreCheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

With thanks again to Arthur for updates I managed to get Black Watch arriving this morning.These dark Sept. mornings are a pain in the wotsit.I must admit she's a favourite of mine with her classical lines.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Entirely different morning for the Star Breeze the weather rolled in just as she appeared,needless to say it was pouring as she passed the Cloch.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Sorry for the delay,thanks again to Arthur's heads up managed to get Regal Princess in a beautiful morning.I daresay it was different in the open waters,might be a big ship I'll bet it still rolled a bit.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Aw Naw!There's moreCheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

The trouble with this time of year it's dark till about 6a.m.Thankfully Disney Magic dawdled till it got a bit lighter.I must admit I love this time in the morning,with the mists not quite cleared in the valleys,hopefully the pics will show what I mean.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

I think you are right Gerry,she's had several name changes,Astoria and Arkona to name but two.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

The Saga Pearl 11 slipped in yesterday amidst the gloom.Fortunately it brightened up at the Splash as she canted and reversed into her berth.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

With MSC Meraviglia's late arrival I got her coming through the Cumbrae Gap just for a wee change.Weather was ideal,so there is a couple as she passes Bute and makes her way upriver to Greenock.A great morning to be onboard and take in the views!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Superb!Another mystery solved,thank you very much on-the -clyde.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL
Replies: 15
Views: 4042

Re: USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Nice shots right enough Paul,I noticed on M.T. a french warship making its way up.Sadly it was about two hours away so I couldn't stay.I think it was probably Winston Churchill in disguise.Allan,I think the HEEE symbols you were asking about are some sort of merit system the yanks have for their fle...
by williemac
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Some shots of Aida Aura making her way in this morning,some low cloud to give a bit of atmosphere,Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

The classic old cruise ship Ocean Majesty made her way in today,sadly the weather was diabolical,rain and low cloud making for a dreich outlook for the punters.However,for us onlookers it was brightened up by her meeting Waverley and Tidespring on her way in.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Part two of the sequence,I thought I better not push my luck!Williemac
by williemac
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Rotterdam and Viking Sky arrived on schedule,just to add to the mix,the coaster Sea Hunter skirted round and proceeded upriver.Here is a few shots recording their way in.Cheers Williemac
P.S. Thanks Arthur for the latest update,they are very helpful
by williemac
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Fairly murky morning for poor Marina inbound this morning.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

I lost my internet connection as I was posting pics.Here are the missing pics.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

With thanks to Clydesider for up to date info much appreciated.Black Watch arrived on schedule,looking very yacht like in comparison to the modern cruise ship,lang may her lum reek!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Following her sister Victoria earlier this year Queen Elizabeth came in this morning.Weather was ideal,overcast but calm and vis.was excellent.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock
Replies: 137
Views: 32217

Re: Cruise Ships Passing through Greenock

Sadly the weather people got it right and it was a drab and dreich morning that greeted Crystal Serenity today.However it cleared sufficiently to get some fotos,and that's what matters.Cheers Williemac

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