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Sea no evil

Today for a change, Richie and I took the canoe out on the Clyde. Just a short paddle over to Rosneath from Helensburgh and back. Stopped a while on the remote shore at Rosneath point. Saw lots of bird life and a seal at Green Island just off the point.

View of the Gareloch Hills

If you've ever wondered what Helensburgh looks like from the Clyde in a canoe........

In between the sea and the sky is Ardmore Point

Sailing by...

And talking of bird life……meet Bernard.

Bernard the turkey

I met Bernard when I picked Richie up today. It may be unusual to have a pet turkey but in fact Richie had two. The other one was called……….drum roll……….Matthew, but he came off second best in an encounter with a fox.

And finally in today’s photos, this is Richie’s cock:



On the subject of readers’ emails, these arrived the other day from my good friend Glade Rover who is a kind of international man of mystery. Currently in Limerick, Ireland but resident in Denmark, he took these on his phone (in the freezing fog) on a flying visit to these shores.

Gareloch and Rosneath 13/12/10

Garelochhead and 'Argyll's Bowling Green'

Out and About

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This container ship has been in the Clyde Estuary all week

Helensburgh from the Upland Walk

From the Helensburgh Upland Walk. The layers are Gareloch, Rosneath Peninsula,River Clyde,Greenock and the Hills of Arran

Sundown scene, Helensburgh Pier