Sunset by The Clyde & Dumbarton Castle

It’s pretty nuts that the last post was the 200th blog on this incarnation of radiomoths since I shifted from what is now my Tumblr photo stream. Checking out the stats and having already passed last years total blog posts, this is already shaping up to be my most active year. I’m aware quantity doesn’t equate quality… but I’ve actually been liking some of my photos for a change in recent months, that and at least I’m keeping busy. So, whatever.

I’m going to get to Dumbarton Castle in a second, but yesterday started out with a video shoot for my pal Jazz. I also opted to shoot some colour photos for a change of pace. She took notice of some of my Driven By Boredom photo zines and demanded some photos…

I’ll be posting an actual set of these photos at a later date though, so here’s just a couple for now.

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Aside from the morning shoot, the day started slow as we weren’t planning to leave until late-afternoon. I managed to catch up with some editing, and I also entered a new business venture with a pal of mine which I’m fairly excited about but will mention properly once it’s gotten some go behind it.

Since the stag-do last week I’ve been steering clear of alcohol, but Jeffels bagged a box of wine which he casually drank from throughout the afternoon. By the time we got to the train, he was ready for a sleep.

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When we arrived at Bowling, there was a cool shipwreck, and a bunch of other places that looked well worth an explore – though we just cracked on with the walk to Dumbarton.

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The walk was only around 3.5 miles which is relatively tame compared to what I’ve been covering lately. That said, I welcomed the break – I need to bag some new walking shoes or something as I have quite literally walked holes into my current trainers.

They’re shite for distance, and even more so for wet weather.

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Nowt like finding a carpet washer on a gentle walk through nature.

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We passed Milton, and there was an opening to what looked to be some wasteland, so we poked around a little bit incase there was some photo opportunities.

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There just happened to be a ship passing and I quite liked these two.

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Trying not to get too wet, we managed to take few more photos before pressing on.

I shot a few in colour and then switched back to ACROS for black & white.

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Jeffels ended up taking point on a lot of the photos which worked out well as my head was elsewhere and I was just focusing on remaining calm and being glad that I was out of the flat again.

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We continued on to Dumbarton and to find the Castle.

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I’d only visited Dumbarton Castle once before, and this time I still didn’t check out the Castle but I did walk round and lay on the grass while waiting for the sunset.

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Covered with a blanket, checking out the view while listening to A Moon Shaped Pool was a pretty perfect way for the day to end as the light faded away.

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Jeffels started bleeding, and he was covered. I didn’t get any photos of that, but here he is cleaning himself.

I completely expected him to start sinking.

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Jeffels grabbed a few more photos of Jazz so I took the opportunity to bag a couple too.

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I guess this can now be my official ‘I only walked 4 miles but look how well travelled and free I am’ Tinder profile photo. Joy.

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The view downriver is beautiful despite it also managing to unsettle me with the knowledge of Trident being housed just around the corner in Gare Loch.

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More wine.

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Out.

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If you dug these photos, I posted another 32 from the day with more nudity over on my B-Sides Blog which can be accessed for $7.50 via my Patreon Page. If you check it out there’s also other rewards like having photo-prints and Instax delivered to your door each month. All funds directly help me complete projects and keep shooting photos.

3 thoughts on “Sunset by The Clyde & Dumbarton Castle

  1. Bowling’s well worth a decent explore, especially at low tide when you can see more of the ruined boats in the harbour. It’s been a good few years since I was there but I used to visit all the time when I lived in Glasgow. There was a ruined cottage down by the canal, and the remains of some burnt out cars in the woods. The path east takes you right under the Erskine Bridge as well.

  2. Bowling’s well worth a decent explore, especially at low tide when you can see more of the ruined boats in the harbour. It’s been a good few years since I was there but I used to visit all the time when I lived in Glasgow. There was a ruined cottage down by the canal, and the remains of some burnt out cars in the woods. The path east takes you right under the Erskine Bridge as well.

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