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Yesterday’s ship

At Greenock was the Prinsendam

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Dredgery

Although I am still away from my editorial desk and in foreign parts, Lenin the Parakeet sends news of The Shoalaway which is moored at Greenock:

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The Shoalaway is a dredger. Dredging of the Clyde is necessary at shallow points between the Firth and Glasgow.

How the other half live…..

This is the Magnifica cruise liner.

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To give you an idea of the level of comfort and luxury afforded to guests, this is the on board theatre:

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And if that makes you feel a little jealous, then maybe that could be tempered by the fact that those guests are greeting this Monday morning against the backdrop of a rainy day in Greenock.

Thanks LTP

More Crusin’

This is  The Adonia berthed at Greenock yesterday. Cruises are marketed as “Exclusively for adults – smaller ship”

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And today’s luxury cruiser at Greenock was…..

Celebrity Infinity

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I did try to get a photo this morning but it was too dull and misty so the above was lifted online.

I also found this photo online:

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Which says to me that the cruise might be expensive but looking at this, think what you could save on drugs!

Actually the prices don’t look too steep compared to some I’ve heard quoted this week.

Mind you if you need something to put you right off….how about this?

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I had a look this evening and just like the others, Celebrity Infinity’s visit was a short one indeed. An eye shall be kept on Greenock……but from a safe distance.

Thanks LTP

Mist Again

It’s far too foggy to get a photo of goings on in Greenock Harbour this morning but when I was out with the dog I confirmed that Lenin the Parakeet’s information that the Caribbean Princess had docked, was correct.

To foggy for a photo as I say but here she is:

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Cruisin’

As Lenin the Parakeet points out, no sooner did the Queen Mary II depart her Greenock berth than another ship Mein Schiff arrive.

And here she is photographed from Helensburgh this morning.

Click on the picture for the full sized image.

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Leaving so soon?

This was QM2 about six o’clock last night approaching the tail o’ the bank. The light was hazy all day so not great for photos but they perhaps give you some idea of the size of the world’s biggest liner. I wondered why she only spent one day in Greenock. Then I heard that guests pay up to seven grand a week for the privilege of pee heeing with the captain and stuffing their faces three times a day. I suppose if you have that kind of dough you wouldn’t be interested in Greenock’s biggest attraction (Tesco)

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Royalty Visit to Greenock

Just took this photo from Helensburgh of the Queen Mary II

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And also

Another photo of Greenock etc. taken yesterday at the Ben Bouie ridge:

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