Or rather during the flood!
Dumbarton earlier today:
I'm not a serious photographer. In fact I have two fairly basic digital cameras but I do enjoy taking a good photo. Plenty of them are rubbish of course but every so often I get one just right and I'm chuffed.
I took this one of the Waverley paddle steamer at Helensburgh Pier
I took this one on holiday on the beautiful isle of Arran in 2005. I had noticed an accoustic jam session advertised at the hotel at Kildonan. With the kids tucked up and the missus settled in front of the telly, I set off with guitar and harmonicas to Kildonan. As I arrived there this glorious picture presented itself and fortunately I had the camera on hand. The picture shows the Ailsa Craig in the distance and the little isle of Pladda with its lighthouse.
This one shows the French Prison at Dumbarton Rock. The Rock has a very long and interesting history going back thousands of years. During the Napoleonic wars French prisoners were held here hence the name.
I took this photo from the track at Strathclye Homes Stadium Dumbarton as a game progressed between Dumbarton and Rangers in July 2006.
Which brings me to the next one…
As I have previously mentioned I was chairman of the Craig Brittain Testimonial Committee. Craig has played for Dumbarton for 10 years and we organised a match against Rangers as one of the events. As an organiser I was priveleged to be able to take some photos from the track during the game. Surely there isn't a more spectacular setting for a football ground in the U.K.
It's hard to believe the game was a year ago this week. Dumbarton won the game, against a Rangers side made up mainly of reserves 1-0.