We have had a wonderful day at Greenock, near Glasgow, watching the Red Arrows display and the Tall Ships leaving Greenock to sail up the west coast of Scotland, through the islands and on to Orkney and Shetland. Warning, this post is fairly photo heavy.
The display from the Red Arrows was awesome. The weather was a might chilly but it was worth the suffering to watch what must be the most daring display of aerobatics ever. Unfortunately, the batteries in my camera ran out before I got some pics of the red, white and blue vapour trails - pity because they were spectacular!
This is the Irish Warship, Orla, which has escorted the Tall Ships from Waterford in Ireland.
One of the tugs that put on a display of 'water waves' to bid farewell to the Tall Ships as they left Greenock today.
One of the fabulous tall ships surrounded by small vessels that came to say goodbye.
The most spectacular ship of them all, Gloria - that really is the crew standing on the masts.
The crew, mostly teenagers who seem to be having the time of their life, all wear brightly coloured tops making a very colourful sight.
What started of as a chilly kind of day warmed up as the sun decided to come out and play too. The journey home took hours though because thousands of people came out and parked up along the coast for miles to watch the procession of ships sail down the Clyde and away.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my wee record of a truly fantastic sight that I would not have missed for the world - even though it cost us £15 at the Park & Ride!
Off for a much needed brew now.