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by williemac
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

As far as I know,this is the first visit by the wee cruise ship Star Breeze,quite an attractive looking ship,it slid in and docked with no fuss,even the weather held off for it.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?
Replies: 287
Views: 119218

Re: SIZE OF VESSELS MOVING ON THE CLYDE?

Sorry for the delay,I managed to catch Astra Perseus passing ClydeBank on its way upriver.How nice to see a "biggie" at last.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Last but not least was the Disney Magic,what a contrast in weather,just about pitch black and constant rain,ach well,it keeps you off the streets! The first pic.she looks like Coke Cola lorry at Christmas(OhNo I've said the dreaded word.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

She was followed by the Regal Princess,which being later at 9.00am. made a fair difference to the light available.just for a laugh name the tropical port in the last pic.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

As usual,being tail end charlie I've gota wee bit catching up to do.The first one is Mein Schiff 4 which came in on Wed.10th,it came in the semi darkness that marks Sept.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Thanks again to Arthur's invaluable info I managed to get Viking Sun coming in,mind you it was a fairly gloomy start to the day.Paul I think got the best part of the light,and it showed,well done sir.Having said that,here's a few of her making her way in.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

The eagle eyed among you will have spotted my deliberate mistake! The first pic is of course Europa which was in on Mon.26th,if not the first visit by this ship it's certainly a long time since her last visit.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

It's that time of the season where both first and new visits are scarce.Under the category of first visit on 25th Aug.was the wee Ocean Majesty,I must admit I like the lines of her I would imagine a cruise would be full of character.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Finally,just to finish off some views of them together.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

She was closely followed by Brilliance of the Seas.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Today we had a double header with Azamara Journey and Brilliance of the Seas.Azamara was ahead by about half an hour,so I'll deal with her first.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

As ever thanks for the heads up Arthur,fortunately I keep an eye on their progress via M.T.She's not the most beautiful,there's something faintly ferry like lines about her.The morning was fairly gloomy,however it did clear up a bit.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Today the Saga Sapphire came in for a visit,quite a nice looking wee ship.I wouldn't mind a wee trip on her,now where's ma zimmer?Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

In for it's only visit this year was P&O's Ventura,the promised rain stayed away,that made a nice change!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Just to bookend Paul's excellent shots of departure,here are some of her arrival.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Today it was the turn of Seven Seas Navigator to pay us a visit,quite a nice looking ship,fortunately while it was overcast it was clear.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

A week later she was followed in by the lovely classic Black Watch.Fortunately this time I got her as she approached Cumbrae and passed Arran.Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

Nearly forgot about Nautica in on the 15th cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

There was also Crystal Serenity on the 16th,the light changed between Toward and Greenock.No surprise there then!Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

Re: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019

The way things have turned out I've been a bit slow on posting,apologies for that.Here are some of Oriana arriving on the 18th Cheers Williemac
by williemac
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Cruise Ship Visits to Greenock - 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 18952

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: 19507

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 19507

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 287
Views: 119218

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 80
Views: 18952

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: 1515

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: 287
Views: 119218

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: 287
Views: 119218

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: 287
Views: 119218

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: 287
Views: 119218

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: 287
Views: 119218

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: 287
Views: 119218

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: 5964

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: 5964

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: 287
Views: 119218

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: 2592

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: 287
Views: 119218

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: 287
Views: 119218

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: 41380

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: 41380

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

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