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Postby thecatsmother » Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:09 pm

Me too, name the day.
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Postby james73 » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:35 pm

Ronnie wrote:Go and take your moody "dereliction" pictures now, complete with herons sitting on rotting poles, before the developers swoop. Anyone fancy a trip there?


It's a bit of a shithole, and the stench of hops from nearby United Distillers
is overpowering at times. A couple of weeks ago they had actually shut off
and drained part of the Pinkston basis, but the other day when I passed
it it was full of stagnent canal water again.





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Postby james73 » Tue Aug 24, 2004 8:40 pm

Sharon wrote:Work has begun to link two of Glasgow’s most historical canalside locations.

Speirs Wharf and Pinkston Basin on the Forth & Clyde Canal have not been connected for 40 years. However, they are expected to be re-connected by late 2005 in a £5.6million project, creating a thriving canal quarter.



Technically speaking, they've been connected since the canal was first
built - the section between the basin and Spiers Wharf is piped.





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Postby duncan » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:08 pm

Ronnie wrote:Go and take your moody "dereliction" pictures now, complete with herons sitting on rotting poles, before the developers swoop. Anyone fancy a trip there?


i'd fancy a trip to the 'island' in the pinkston basin, but it seems fairly secured, short of swimming across.
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Postby Ronnie » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:25 pm

I think when I said herons I meant cormorants.
But still worth a trip before it's prettified.
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Postby thecatsmother » Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:00 pm

Probably cormorants, Ronnie. There's one habitually sits on the wee boat dock at Firhill Basin. I've seen quite a few up and down the canal... not to be confused with shags :wink: which are similar in shape, but smaller.
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Postby Seamey » Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:35 am

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/22710.html

for plans to turn Port Dundas into a Little Venice - is there time to get in for a last set of photos before the bulldozers gentrify the place?
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Postby JamesMc » Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:56 am

That area was on my list for a thorough photography session, noticed it when up at Mickey Oates Motorcyle place. Need to get a move on!
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Postby Ronnie » Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:48 am

Sounds like a few of us should get together to take some snaps.
Anybody free sometime this weekend?
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Postby Sharon » Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:50 am

If Im not helping my sister move house...I'm definately free :?
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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:58 am

I should be free on Saturday if thats suitable for anyone else?

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Postby Pgcc93 » Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:11 am

duncan wrote:
Ronnie wrote:Go and take your moody "dereliction" pictures now, complete with herons sitting on rotting poles, before the developers swoop. Anyone fancy a trip there?


i'd fancy a trip to the 'island' in the pinkston basin, but it seems fairly secured, short of swimming across.


I've got a dinghy :wink: :?:

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Postby JamesMc » Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:22 am

i'll be in Edinburgh this weekend for my first trip to the festival or else i'd love to join you all. Bother. Oh well, much success if you go, look forward to some pictures.

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Postby james73 » Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:34 pm

Pgcc93 wrote:I've got a dinghy :wink: :?:

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Gonna call her 'Dignity?'.......






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Postby JamesMc » Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:36 pm

james73 wrote:
Pgcc93 wrote:I've got a dinghy :wink: :?:

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Gonna call her 'Dignity?'.......



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:D Maybe sail her up the west coast, through villages and towns...
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