Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Big Ships

It is thought that there is little or no traffic on the River Clyde these days past Greenock, but it's just not true! The River can be a fairly busy wee place at high tide, and Archie, the Golden Retriever, has been known to chase a few ships as they pass Dumbarton Rock! This one he almost caught!


Layclerk said...

If you want to be a real anorak and see how much shipping passes you, have a look at http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/ where you can zoom in on the Clyde (or anywhere else for that matter) and keep an eye on what's sailing where.

If you click on one of the ships it shows you a photo and gives you some details of its course etc.

Hours of fun for all the males in the family!

And if you ask really nicely I'll show you an air traffic equivalent.

Erp said...

Hmm, one of my ancestors was a shipowner in Greenock but that was admittedly 200 years ago.