Greenock Coastguard Farewell August 31st 2012

Paddlers: Hugh, Seylan, Myles, Jamie and Fraser

Route: Helensburgh Greenock and vv

Report: On October 31st   the coastguard at Greenock  will close  leaving emergency service for the  west coast of Scotland to be co-ordinated from Belfast and Stornoway.  To recognise the significance of this action (and protest against it) ships and boats congregated and used the opportunity to release out of date flares. The club group, armed with flares, organised a night paddle across in a brisk Force 4 which made an interesting return journey. Following are a few of the spectacualr photos taken by Seylan

Hugh and Myles (?) let off flares