EUROPEAN SHIPYARDS TOUR, 1977 PAGE 2:

UNITED KINGDOM

Because no yards were open during weekends, I drove through Scotland past several fishing harbours (Fort William, Mallaigh, Kyle of Lochalsh, Nairn - oil-platforms) while listening to the radio broadcasting news of the "Bravo" oilspill on Ekofisk, of great concern both to Norway and Scotland.
In Aberdeen, I visited the oil-supply "Sea-Base" and briefly inspected a number of supply vessels and crewboats: "Trojan Tide", "Sea Bure", "Active Guy", "Intersub Two", "Antelope" - mainly operated by Seaforth Maritime and its daughter companies.
NOTE: the above short paragraphs made me wonder what else happened on this fast trip, so I decided to find my old "Log-book" and at least look at my itinerary, and updating it with more recent WWW-links: I left Glasgow at 14:30 and first was annoyed with grease, radio, window-wipers, rain, and no heat, but soon cheered up along the beautiful road along Loch Lomond singing loud.


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Balloch - Loch Lomond (20 mins from
Glasgow)
- Islands in Loch Lomond
(max.depth 630ft) - Luss - Invernesnaid -
more Inversnaid - Ardlui -
Grianlarich - Tyndrum - Orchy -
Glencoe Highlands - Glencoe
Massacre
Feb, 1692: 37 MacDonalds killed by
Campbells with the consent of King William III
-
Lochleven - Ballachallan - Ben Nevis -
(my Dad BEN and his friend Arie NEEFJES) -
photogallery Ben Nevis - Loch
Linnhe
- (92 miles from Glasgow) and ...
Fort William where I arrived at 18:30
and stayed in the Alexandra Hotel, ]
which dated from 1876, but served an excellent dinner, good clean room and fine breakfast for 12.5 Pounds Sterling! [on 10/08/04, comments included: good basic facilitys, clean, rooms were spaciouse and well equiped. excelant food and cleanliness and excelant value for money. ]