Lunderston Bay, Scotland

( Above image is a capture of the beach at Lunderston Bay.)

The 'Lun' element of the name may indicate a marshy place. Alternatively, there is a Lund in Sweden and this part of Scotland was under Viking/Scandinavian control for 300-400 years.

Today, we assisted with transport for a group of seniors on a day trip to Cardwell Garden Centre which is located close to Lunderston Bay on the Firth of Clyde, West of Scotland.

This particular garden centre is popular with groups because of (a) it's location and (b) it is well resourced with not only plants, etc., but also a restaurant and various retail concessions. The round trip there and back entailed some wonderful scenery, manly tracking the River Clyde and towns and sites alongside it.At Greenock we encountered a huge cruise ship carrying, possibly, about 3000 passengers.

Today the weather was reasonably benign.

Lunderston Bay proved very interesting, offering a landscape view of Dunoon, cross the river plus various nature objects including butterflies, bumblebees, wildflowers and beach views. I also discovered a joint hiking/cycling trail alongside the Clyde which I may return to at a later date.

Garden Centre viewed from bay.

Inside Garden Centre

Wildflowers on shore line

Butterfly at work

Dunoon, on opposite bank of the Clyde

Bumblebee at work on wildflower


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