Me-Now-Views; Less Speak More Peek

For those of you who visit only on Tuesdays, it is important to emphasise that living on the unquestionably bonny West coast of Scotland comes at a premium - not $$-ways but in weather. Argyll is the wettest county in the country. The rest of the area isn't much behind. This means that when the sun shines things get a bit 'heady'!  On the drive back from Edinburgh last time, THE SUN WAS SHINING.... so I decided to stop and visit Newark Castle. Turned out I was a month too early. So external views only.  Decided to make the most of this, 'cuz for certain-sure, the next time I decide to visit, it will be internal viewing weather only!














































































Back on the road and through Greenock then. Oh my word, I have driven past the famous crane so many times and never stopped to photograph it.  I didn't stop this time either. Dodgy, I know, but desire to capture that scene overwhelmed me. Little Ren was pretty much driving herself anyway, she was so enjoying the sparkle...

























Then over on the Dunoon side of the water, I made a stop to capture this little old cast iron ...thing... which is slowly rusting away. Think it might have been a water fountain at one stage.  It had a date of 1863 on it.
















































































...talking of sparkling... next week the 'views' will have a bit of the glint about them.  Why not think about joining in with the theme? Glitter, glitz and spark, spark, sparkle for the last day of March!

19 comments:

Murphy said...

We would love to explore that castle! We will fave to go back and reread cuz we missed why the crane was famous.

Your GUY Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh there were lots of doggies around about - though am not sure they are allowed on National Trust land.... sigh.... Hope you worked out the link was there to the site about the Titan Crane - a landmark of Clydebank and now a great tourist attraction.

It's that or mountains or water round here!!! Yxx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

A RARE Sunny Spring Day... That was BEAUTIFUL.... Love the Castle...
They do NOT build Beautiful Buildings like that any longer... and the New ones could NEVER last so long... Amazing isn't it.

Julie said...

Newark!!!! Nearly Mum's home…..not the castle of course!
Beautiful scenery and photos again
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A Nottinghamshire lass eh? This castle's name is simply what the Maxwell family used for the 'new building work' which they were tacking onto the the 'old wark'... I will find out lots more in due course Yxx

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey that sure was a nice day, aye?? That little old cast iron thing's pretty. I would have peed on it. I wouldn't stop to take a photo of that crane thing either. It's no Eiffel tower or Sydney harbour bridge, aye?? The views betta be good because the view of the crane is pretty crook. You got a great shot from the little red Ren though. Dodgy indeed!!!!!!! Mum said to tell you Fudge is doin' a great job!!! Hmmmmmmmmmph!!

Mark Muller said...

It's great to visit the castle with you... and with some sun it is the perfect place to stay for a while :o)
easy rider

Indigo Roth said...

Hari Om, Yam! Scotland looks as lovely as ever. I've STILL not been up since you moved (2014 was a bust in so many ways), but I'll get there soon. Indigo x

stevebethere said...

It looks lovely there I will look forward to seeing the inside of the castle ..love the photos :-)

Have a tanfabulous week & thanks for driving by ;-)

Angel Pip and Ruby said...

Beautiful sunshine! One day I hope to visit your beautiful country!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

They are wonderful photos. There is something about a sunny day! I adore your part of the world. You sure get ocean effect rain! Our west coast is the same! hugs from away!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Charlie, maaaaattteeeeeeee... really, jelly is not a good colour on you!!! That there crane, I'll have you know, played a long and VERY important part in the shipbuilding and port handling life of Clydebank... it is a symbol have the blood,sweat and tears of the people... There's an even better shot (yes I risked two!!!) - but it is going on the photoblog. Keep runnin' mate... Yxx

Mara said...

The weather was okay when I visited last year fortunately. Hopefully it will be the same when I come back in August.

Jay CraftySpices said...

Very nice pictures, looks like a cool castle.

Patricia Bacon said...

Am so glad that the sun was shining that day as I always enjoy photos from different parts of this great earth. Like you, that painted blue "thing" fascinates me. Tks.

Patrick weseman said...

Lovely photos. I have always enjoyed the countryside of Scotland. Thanks for sharing.

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pixiedusk said...

That is a really gorgeous weather and the places you showed are as gorgeous =)

fredamans said...

I really love that first photo, so peaceful!

Karren Haller said...

Looks like a fun place to visit, great old structures!!!