I had a walk around the waterfront in Dundee on the afternoon of a holiday Monday in May. I was amazed that it was so quiet, as when I’d passed the shops there were plenty of people about. The weather was reasonable with some warm sunshine, although you could sense rain wasn’t far away.
I started off on the banks of the Firth (estuary) of Tay.
I thought that the standng stones installation was a bit drab. It was almost the same colour as the surrounding pavement and the estuary.
I had the viewing platfrom on the quayside to myself.
Then I had a walk on the Tay Road Bridge. The pedestrian/cyclist section of the bridge is in the centre, which would make it pretty noisy and difficult to see the views if traffic were heavy.
Dundee from the Tay Road Bridge
To the west, I could see the Discovery Centre and the Tay Rail Bridge.
Unfortunately, Dundee didn’t exactly look at its best as there are enormous piles of rubble where Tayside House, the former local authority HQ, used to stand. This is all part of the revamp of the Waterfront prior to the construction of the V&A Dundee.
You can see one of these rubble piles in my close up of the Discovery Centre from the bridge. These works have closed off the walkway along the estuary.
Next, I had a wander around the City Quay.
City Quay is home to two ships. One is the North Carr Lightship, which is currently used by a maritime training charity.
A bit further along the dock, HM Frigate Unicorn is moored. It was constructed as a Royal Navy frigate in the early 1820s.
If you’re feeling a bit peckish, both the Taza Indian buffet and the City Harbour Chinese Buffet offer good value food, with views across to City Quay.