Glad you like the pics, folks (Many thanks to Sharon for posting them)
The plan for The Carrick is that she will go to Adelaide permanently if the estimated £12 million is found to fully restore her. They are mostly likely to get her supposedly by a scheme that will involve a local (optional) levy which will help fund her restoration and move to Aus.
This will depend on how quickly preperation works for the journey to Aus will take to complete.(Not the full restoration...only works that will keep her watertight etc and weatherproof) The shipwright involved in the project (very nice chap) reckons he can manage it in just over a year, upon which time there will be only 2 timeslots for The Carrick to be transported to Aus by a special ship designed for such purposes. That's the good news. If the timeslots are missed, the ship may not continue to receive funding to lie for another few years at her current berth and may finally have to be scrapped.....a tragedy considering that the ship has sailed to Aus & back 23 times, ran back & forth to Canada for 5 years been used as a hospital ship and a naval vessel, and sank THREE times....i call her "The ship that refused to die". I would love to see her restored in Glasgow again nevermind anywhere else....but The Government & Lottery people are'nt interested.
Here's hoping it's a story with a happy ending!