View North from Greenock

This evening, I am posting information on the Clyde Coast in the West of Scotland with emphasis on the route tracking the south bank of the Firth of Clyde. (Firth is a Scottish name for bay or estuary, i.e. where the River Clyde joins the sea.)

View north from Gourock.

Travelling first west then south the route offers views of Dunoon (opposite coast), Holy Loch (lake), Loch Long, Gare Loch, mountains of Argyll (opposite coast), the town of Helensburgh (opposite coast), Gourock, Greenock and Port Glasgow. The latter two have a long industrial history entailing shipbuilding, trade activities, port facilities, ferry terminals and berthing for cruise ships.

Video clip of Firth of Clyde looking north from Lyle Hill, Greenock.

Upon turning south the road passes Inverkip and its marina, Skelmorlie, Largs and its marina, Fairlie, Portencross, Ardrossan and Troon. from Largs onwards there are (weather conditions permitting) good views of the Isle of Arran opposite including its famous mountain, Goatfell.

Isle of Arran and Firth of Clyde from Fairlie

Sailing off Portencross

Portencross Castle

Video clip of Firth of Clyde and Arran from above Fairlie.

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