This is Octopus, a luxury yacht owned by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft. This 414 ft superyacht is manned by a 57-strong crew. It is equipped with a submarine and Remotely Operated Vehicle, for a variety of rescue and research operations... a great life for a young man!
[Photo by Ship Dreams]
Today I passed several marinas with lots of masts showing that there are yachts a plenty on the Clyde.
I am happy to think that all their owners get pleasure from their summer sailing and winter maintenance activities.
However, for me, happiness is the sight of a CalMac ferry especially if it is already in at the slipway ... as was the case today as I headed home from an afternoon concert at Millport.
The lights of the ferry lit up the darkness as the bus unloaded everyone to get the 3:50 pm ferry back to Largs. I felt I had been away for the weekend instead of just an hour's car ride journey (to catch the ferry) down the Clyde from Glasgow.