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Irvine Beach Park
Irvine, North Ayrshire
Irvine Beach Park, looking west into the setting sun.
This chap was testing his paraglider skills by leaping off the hill and drifting down to the ground below, parallel to the surface so not too high in case of any awkward failures.
The wind from the north was giving him rising air to work with.
It's a lot safer than going up more serious hills, such as Kaim Hill above Fairlie, a popular spot for paragliding when there's a west wind.
The Magnum Centre is now being demolished.
These photos show the crazy golf course behind the centre, next to the pool.
It's free to use but remember to bring your own ball and putter.
From further back to show the wider area.
Looking towards Irvine Harbourside and the Magnum Sports Centre from down near the harbour mouth.
Looking west (with the sea behind) over the whole area.
Irvine Harbour Point down by the river-mouth.
This is a popular spot for all sorts of water-based activities and is known as a very safe place to bathe.
Rumours of tiger sharks in the Firth of Clyde are particularly exaggerated.
The Big Idea on the far side of the River Irvine, now closed.
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