Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Weather Report.

As the South of England continues to enjoy a remarkable spell of good weather, unseasonal storms have hit Scotland.

These pictures were taken by our good friend Susan who lives in West Kilbride on the Firth of Clyde. 

I'm not sure what type the little gaff cutter is, it wasn't there the last time I visited but I do remember seeing the Drascombe Lugger.   

The harbour is very shallow with huge boulders on the bottom so I wonder how much of a pounding the boats took as the tide fell

The little harbour is at Portencross Castle, which is pretty much a ruin. 


Dereck said...

Looks like some rough weather Graham - hope everyone, and their boats, are safe.

We are having very wet spring with extensive flooding. Lake Champlain covers an area of 490 square miles and has between 2 to 3 feet above its flood stage for about a month now. It crested 7 feet above its normal elevation. Most of it was caused by snow melt - we received over 10 feet in the mountains. Given the right conditions, it is truly amazing what mother nature can do!

steve & Roberta weathers said...

Beautiful pictures. I enjoyed your writing about them too. This is a lovely area. I really like boats very much. Great posts.