Mrs L and Clyde were packed and on their 9.30 train from Euston as planned. Virgin Trains were as efficient as always and arrived Glasgow spot on time – not bad after a 4.5 hour journey. There was a great graffiti sign ‘People Make Glasgow’ on the approach into Central Station – this is the City logo with a website too in the same name.
Steph, Mrs L’s host for the next 8 days, navigated her way through the Glasgow City centre one way system with its various changes due to the Commonwealth Games and collected Mrs L from near the Hope Street entrance/exit to Glasgow Central. We headed south across the Clyde and past Queen’s Park to Steph’s lovely flat in the Shawlands area of Glasgow. It was good to finally meet Steph and we chatted easily over our respective cups of caffeine refreshment. It was good to also meet her 13 year old son, Kai – a lovely young man.
Once unpacked Mrs L decided to do the bus journey back into the city so that she would be sure to know where to get on the number 6 bus at 6.03 Saturday morning and also importantly where to get off the bus. All worked well and Mrs L got off at West Regent Street but then headed north rather than south! Once that little blip was sorted Mrs L decided to go on a wander and start her Clyde hunt.
There are 25 Clydes dotted around Glasgow and the challenge is to meet them all. First to meet was Clyde 12 at Central Station.
It was then onto Clyde 7 on Buchanan Street closely followed by a short walk down to St Enoch and Clyde 22 where ‘little’ Clyde insisted on getting in on the photo!!
Time then to head back to Ledard Road for supper and a shower and an earlyish night as the alarm is set for 5.20a.m Saturday morning – not the normal hour Mrs L would chose to rise on a Saturday or indeed any day of the week!