Every now and again I like to take a wee trip across the Clyde from Gourock to Dunoon. My favourite part of the outing was always the sail across. This is a picture of the CalMac ferry "Saturn" which used to make the 20 minute crossing.
I loved boarding the ferry, I suppose it reminded me of trips I used to take with my parents and grandparents when I was young - a real treat in those days.
The ferry always felt solid and even in quite rough seas, I always felt quite safe.
At the end of June, just a few weeks ago, the service changed - and now this is the vessel which makes the crossing.
Not quite the same, is it? Didn't feel special, or in any way the start of a day out!
The gangway to get on board was narrow and difficult for those with buggies and/or luggage, although the staff were very helpful. The crossing was not very smooth and it wasn't even a particularly bad day! Don't think I'll be returning to Dunoon any time soon!
Progress - don't you just love it?!?!