Mon. Mar 1st, 2021

Continuing my time travelling visit to Glasgow thanks to the Memory Lane Time Travel Agency. It is still November 2012 and this is my third day.

The Riverside Museum was great. It’s a museum of all forms of transport – cars, buses, trams, trains, ships, bicycles, even baby’s prams. Unfortunately, there was very little in the museum about the shipyards or the people who worked there. That was disappointing because a great-grandfather, a grandfather and a great-uncle had all worked there. It was the reason my great-grandfather had moved to Glasgow from Perth as a young man.

There was what I supposed to be a model, of a contraption made to mimic a bird that someone had attempted to fly and a display commemorating the Lockerby plane disaster. There were also many model ships of the ones built on the Clyde and some displays of boating disasters.

The weather has been fantastic while I’ve been here with clear fine days. I went out without my coat on Tuesday and Wednesday although by Wednesday afternoon I was very cold. That was a good excuse to do more shopping, I bought a fur lined hooded vest in Primark, I’d already bought a scarf and hat. I have been mainly eating at the Christmas Market nearby and breakfasting here at the hostel.

I have one more day tomorrow when I’ll be going on a day trip to Loch Lomond.

By CJ

Who am I? I am different things to different people. I am a poet, a visual artist, a sculptor of found objects, and a writer. I am a bookkeeper, an office manager, an administrator and software support consultant, even a short-order cook and barista. I am a parent, a grandparent, a sibling, a cousin and a friend. I am a traveller, a technophile, a philosopher and a student of all things.

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