Irvine Beach Park - North Ayrshire
Looking east towards Irvine Harbourside
The Magnum Centre, on the right, is no more.
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 rising air to work with.
It's a lot safer than going up more serious hills, such as Kaim Hill above Fairlie,
a popular spot for paragliding when there's a west wind.
The Big Idea on the far side of the River Irvine, now closed.
There have been all sorts of suggestions for this place including a new
bridge to take traffic over to a proposed golf course and hotel complex.
That's just what Ayrshire needs - another golf course.
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 on Easter Monday 2019. Happier times.