Irvine Beach Park
Irvine, North Ayrshire
Looking towards Irvine Harbourside and the (now demolished) Magnum Sports Centre from down near the harbour mouth.
This chap was testing his paraglider skills by leaping off the hill and drifting down to the ground below, parallel
to the surface so not too high in case of any awkward failures.
The wind from the north was giving him a rising air-flow. For testing purposes this is a lot safer than going up
more serious hills, such as Kaim Hill above Fairlie, a popular spot for paragliding when the wind is in the west.
The Big Idea on the far side of the River Irvine, now closed.
From further back to show the wider area
Irvine Harbour Point down by the river-mouth.
This is a popular spot for all sorts of water-based activities and is known as a very safe place to bathe.
Rumours of tiger sharks in the Firth of Clyde are particularly exaggerated.
The Point and Harbour Tower looking directly into the strong sunlight on Easter Monday 2019.