Tag Archives: Isle of Bute

A wee adventure

The Fifes are not the only beautiful wooden yachts paying a special visit to the Firth of Clyde in the summer of 2013. The old and not so old ladies (shh, some of them might even be plastic and sport … Continue reading

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Return of the Dragon

The beautiful Fife yachts return to the Firth of Clyde this year to pay homage to the waters of their birth from 28 June to 5 July. After an initial rendezvous on ‘Fairlie Roads’, moored at and anchored off Largs … Continue reading

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The Weekend Watson – Lufra

For those suffering the worst of winter right now, here’s a bright sunny image – even in monochrome – from the mid-1890s. The gaff-rigged cutter Lufra eats up the Clyde off Dunoon in a stiff nor’westerly, her cotton sails by … Continue reading

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