Sunday, 26 May 2019


Somewhat of a rest day from driving after being on the road for a week. Frankly, the ‘frog car’ (Renault Clio) isn’t impressing me.  The gearbox is very ‘knotchy’ and when you press your foot down on the accelerator the car declines to comply.  It wouldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding!  Perhaps I’m being unkind.  After all It’s a small country with narrow roads and I’m used to open spaces and long distances.  But then….. only milk and juice come in two litres Smile

We drove into Dundee this morning timing our arrival with the opening of the shops at 11am (it’s Sunday).  We both decided against buying an umbrella realising it would be hard to take back on the aircraft.  Jan purchased a very fetching bright pink rain jacket.  She’s now unable to hide from me!   Next we went to Marks and Spencer.  Jan has always shopped here on each of our trip.  She finds the clothing to be of a better quality than Oz.

Dundee proved to be more interesting than I had anticipated.  It’s history of shipbuilding is retained with two ships being preserved down by the river.  The HMS Unicorn is a surviving sailing frigate of the successful Leda class.  Built in Chatham Dockyards, Kent and launched in 1824 HMS Unicorn never saw active service and was never fitted with masts.  She was towed from Kent to Dundee where she served as a depot ship for almost 140 years.  She is now a museum and tourist attraction.

The second vessel is RSS Discovery.Wikipedia states she “is a barque-rigged auxiliary steamship built for Antarctic research, and launched in 1901. She was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in the United Kingdom. Its first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, and highly successful, journey to the Antarctic, known as the Discovery Expedition.”

Dundee is one of a number of cities that have adopted the idea of positioning interesting bronze statues around the CBD.


I would have preferred to take photos in sunshine rather than drizzle.


I haven’t seen one of these in many years!


Robin has left me a comment regarding the insertion of photos from the cloud into OLW suggesting the problem is with the Google API. So today I opened a free account with Canon to store my photos in the Cloud in the hope this would get around the API issue.   No Luck!  I’ll continue to look for a solution.

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