... and I hope you've had a very happy Friday wherever you are and whatever the weather. We've had rain but as long as it isn't raining at Wimbledon I'm happy.
I'm still sorting through the photos I took on holiday so no shortage of smiles here. I'll share a few, just a few, of the many photos taken on our visit to Dundee but first I just have to show you this lovely photo of my youngest great-grandchild, Lacie.
Now on to our visit to Dundee. There's so much to see I'm having difficulty deciding what to leave out.
|Tay Road Bridge|
|Tay Rail Bridge|
Our first stop was down by the waterfront to see the two bridges, one road, one rail, that cross the River Tay. Both are pretty impressive. The road bridge is, at 1.4 miles (2,250 metres) long, is one of the longest in Europe. The rail bridge replaced the ill-fated original which collapsed during a violent storm on 28 December 1879, sending a passenger train into the water below with the loss of 59 lives.
It was designed for Antartic research and was the ship that took Scott and Shackleton on their first expedition. Unfortunately for us, the ship was closed due to essential conservation work but the exhibition was open and we found that very informative and interesting.
We also discovered this little fellow at the entrance to the exhibition.
A new Victoria & Albert Museum Of Design is being built down at the waterfront too. It is the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London and it is enormous. I'm looking forward to visiting it when it opens next year.
There's so much more I could show you but I'm sure there are better things you would rather be doing. However, I'll leave you with these photos of my DH and I enjoying a refreshing coffee break outside in the wonderful sunshine that blessed our week away.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend.