Ardrossan - a wee sneak visit

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Ardrossan - a wee sneak visit

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sun May 04, 2014 4:40 am

With things a tad quiet at sunny Ayr and Troon harbours presently, took a wee furtive jaunt into North Ayrshire to see what they were up to down there in the Dark Place. Some demolition and re-build works going on around the area of the old hydraulic pump-house (now Cecchini's Ristorante), across from the newish ASDA Supermarket, and a few changes around the harbour itself since last visit, otherwise much the same.

Some images taken to prove I managed to get into, and away from, the dreaded Ardrussan with physical harm - this time!
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Aquatron II of Glasgow - 1.JPG
Aquatron II of Glasgow - 1
Aquatron II of Glasgow - 2.JPG
Aquatron II of Glasgow - 2
Lord Jim and Little Jim (Gibraltar) - 1.JPG
Lord Jim and Little Jim (Gibraltar) - 1
Lord Jim and Little Jim (Gibraltar) - 2.JPG
Lord Jim and Little Jim (Gibraltar) - 2
Smart pair of well-kept stern trawlers.JPG
Smart pair of well-kept stern trawlers
Guide Us (GK 77) and Guide Me (KY 227).JPG
Guide Us (GK 77) and Guide Me (KY 227)
Arran Ferry - slow astern out from her berth.JPG
Arran Ferry - slow astern out from her berth
M.V. Caledonian Isles departing Ardrossan.JPG
M.V. Caledonian Isles departing Ardrossan
Barges.JPG
Barges
Beaver Bay (Greenock) - 1.JPG
Beaver Bay (Greenock) - 1
Beaver Bay (Greenock) - 2.JPG
Beaver Bay (Greenock) - 2
Coastrunner (Grimsby) - 1.JPG
Coastrunner (Grimsby) - 1
Coastrunner (Grimsby) - 2.JPG
Coastrunner (Grimsby) - 2
Lovely model - missed her name.JPG
Lovely model - but missed her name
Split Hopper Unit.JPG
Split Hopper Unit
Survey Vessel - deteriorated since last viewed.JPG
Survey Vessel - deteriorated a bit since last viewed
Spoilsports !.JPG
Spoilsports! Nae fish here, only thing to catch is the ferry
This one would certainly hold the ground !.JPG
This one would certainly hold the ground !
Yacht ARIADNE of Argyll - 1.JPG
Yacht ARIADNE of Argyll - 1
Yacht ARIADNE of Argyll - 2.JPG
Yacht ARIADNE of Argyll - 2
Was this where old Pilot's & Agent's place was.JPG
Was this where old Pilot's & Agent's building was?
Twin-Screw jack-up Platform - 1.JPG
Twin-Screw jack-up Platform - 1
Twin-Screw jack-up Platform - 2.JPG
Twin-Screw jack-up Platform - 2
Tranquil Marine View - 1.JPG
Tranquil Marina View - 1
Tranquil Marina View - 2.JPG
Tranquil Marina View - 2
Tranquil Marina View - 3.JPG
Tranquil Marina View - 3
Tried to takeaway that nice 60 footer - no joy!.JPG
Tried to takeaway that nice 60 footer - no joy!
Some demolition and re-build goping on here.JPG
Some demolition and re-build going on here?
Think this was the old entrance to Station.JPG
Think this was the old entrance to old Constabulary Station?
Here - what's happened to the 1889 Polis Hoose.JPG
Here - what's happened to the 1889 Polis Hoose?
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Re: Ardrossan - a wee sneak visit

Post by mcmahos » Mon May 05, 2014 8:50 am

Aye, ye need tae watch sneakin aroon that part of Ardrussan at your age. Ye'll stick oot a mile awa with the posh wheels etc.

The former police station was latterly derelict but has been taken over by Irvine Bay company and is being transformed into a new health centre to replace the South Beach doctors surgery. Supposed to be completed pretty soon and will also accommodate a new dentist and other clinics.


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Re: Ardrossan - a wee sneak visit

Post by riverclyde_tug » Sat May 10, 2014 10:52 pm

Nice selection of pics Angus.
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Re: Ardrossan - a wee sneak visit

Post by iain Robertson » Sun May 10, 2015 4:27 pm

Lovely model - but missed her name
Hi Angus - not like you to miss the name of a lovely model!

The yacht is called "Fly". She was resident on the hard in Troon Marina for some years.

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