27th June 2009: Clydebank/Dumbarton

One day when bored I decided to check out how many things in and around Glasgow that I'd either never been to or that I'd not been to for years. I currently have a list of 50 things.

Here is numbers 1 and 2.
Number 1: Titan Crane, Clydebank
Number 2: Dumbarton Castle
Titan Crane, Clydebank  Coast Guard. There were about 4 heading down the Clyde! Titan Crane, Clydebank  Tyre fire, as seen from the top of the crane Titan Crane, Clydebank  was a bit of a windy day i have to say. Had to make sure Jo held on to me :) Titan Crane, Clydebank  views from top to bottom quite brave eh?
Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank  fire brigade trying to put out the tyre fire Titan Crane, Clydebank  Jo and I at the top. Notice the holding on?
Titan Crane, Clydebank  Jo's Dad and I at the top.  Notice the not holding on?! Titan Crane, Clydebank  more views from top to bottom Titan Crane, Clydebank  more views from top to bottom Titan Crane, Clydebank  plane flying overhead, photographed between the wires
Titan Crane, Clydebank  Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank  views to the west, towards the Erskine bridge Titan Crane, Clydebank  Clydebank college Titan Crane, Clydebank
Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank
Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank  need to add this to the "to do" list :) Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank
Titan Crane, Clydebank  Lovely views Titan Crane, Clydebank  And the tyre fire rages on Titan Crane, Clydebank  Dizzy! Titan Crane, Clydebank
Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank  then it's back down in the lift for a look round the bottom
Titan Crane, Clydebank  views from the bottom up Titan Crane, Clydebank Titan Crane, Clydebank  views from the bottom up Titan Crane, Clydebank  Jo's Dad having a look around
Titan Crane, Clydebank  Jo's Dad beside the first ship listed that he worked on River Clyde River Clyde  Jo's Dad has a closer look at the tyre fire Titan Crane, Clydebank  walking along the Clyde back towards the crane
River Clyde  the stretch of river off the Clyde, used to launch ships towards as the Clyde was too narrow River Clyde  the stretch of river off the Clyde, used to launch ships towards as the Clyde was too narrow River Clyde  walking along the Clyde back towards the crane Titan Crane, Clydebank  me with the crane, doesn't seem so scary from here ;)
Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle  There are lots and lots more stairs to come Dumbarton Castle  "on the cannon" photos, which are, I  believe, the law when you visit a castle! Dumbarton Castle  Then Jo joins me!
Dumbarton Castle  peek! Dumbarton Castle  peek! Dumbarton Castle  peek! Dumbarton Castle  Double peek!
Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle  don't light it, DON'T LIGHT IT!!!
Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle  across to Levengrove Park Dumbarton Castle  across to Levengrove Park
Dumbarton Castle  Looking down Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle  Jo and I, getting braver by the moment ;) Dumbarton Castle  Jo and I, getting braver by the moment ;)
Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle
Dumbarton Castle  we'll just stay behind the railing thanks ... ;) Dumbarton Castle  wee corner of Dumbarton's football ground Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle
Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle  ooh .. rebel!
Dumbarton Castle  prefer being on it rather than in it :) Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle  Whats that through the mishapen window?  Dumbarton football stadium! Dumbarton Castle  Dumbarton football stadium, home of DFC
Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle
Dumbarton Castle  Gunpowder Magazine, probably not the safest barrel I've ever sat on Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle  you haven't seen me! Dumbarton Castle  Jo and I with Dumbarton Football Stadium
Dumbarton Castle Dumbarton Castle  heading towards the clyde shore, looking back at the castle Dumbarton shoreline  view from the shore Dumbarton shoreline  view from the shore towards the Castle
Dumbarton shoreline  view from the shore Dumbarton shoreline  Jo claims it wasn't her,  but she did grow up around here ... Dumbarton shoreline  view from the shore Dumbarton shoreline  Photo of Jo and I taking photos
Dumbarton shoreline  view from the shore Dumbarton shoreline  view from the shore Badge of honour  Yes indeed I have!