I've mentioned before that Greenock is the venue for the Tall Ships Race this year. It is going to be taking place from 9 - 12 July and I think that it is going to be spectacular.
This is James Watt Dock and you can see some work going on (photo taken last month) as preparations get underway for all the activities which are going to be taking place on the quayside. These photos were taken from "The Point" a lovely bar and restaurant situated right on the waterfront. This area was all once shipyards and heavy industry, now it has been regenerated and it is lovely to go for a walk along the river. The dock still has some remnants of its old industrial past.
There are going to be various areas for entertainment, children's activities, bars and restaurants, a fairground, displays, - the list goes on! Deacon Blue and Lulu are two of the music acts appearing.
There will be a parade of the crews of the various vessels. I read that there are to be about 60 ships from 10 countries, so there will be a varied assortment of people and ships.
|View downriver to Greenock Ocean Terminal|
I'll no doubt find lots to blog about during those few days! Keep your fingers crossed for some lovely weather.
Here's a link for the Tall Ships Race to find out more.