Monday, 11 October 2010
Launch of HMS Duncan
Govan is so busy today. Crowds are wandering along the Govan Road on their way home from the last traditional launch of a ship into the River Clyde.
Everyone seems a bit despondent. Some people are wearing pirate hats but there's no high jinks. Just crowds slowly making their way to the bus stops and the subway, or back to where they've left their cars. Just a bit fed up, in spite of the balloons and the fireworks, in spite of the big splash and the magnificent sight of the ship, in spite of the sun splitting the blue, blue skies.