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This evening I am reporting on a hike over a route which covered about seven miles, passing between Drumfrochar and Wemyss Bay, in West of Scotland. Some of the higher elevations in the region reach about fifteen hundred feet. This location is bordered by the River Clyde where it is known as the Firth of Clyde.

Today, Scotland was hit by Storm Ali entailing heavy rain and winds in range 65-75mph. Scheduled trip to Stirling Castle for guests off a visiting cruise ship had to be cancelled and the ship itself became a casualty of the storm when it was forced from its mooring on the River Clyde. Instead, I toured Rouken Glen Park on foot and took photographs of the wind damage.,

Rowing and sculling on the River Clyde at Glasgow is an activity which has been formalised for at least 150 years using a course between the Tidal Weir at Glasgow Green and Belvidere Straight. Sculling is not permitted in the commercial river channel between Greenock and Glasgow