Thursday, 26 May 2011

Day Three Isle of Arran May 2011

Brodick Castle.
Again day three and the weather is still stopping me from doing the high level walks that I had planned. Today was to be Goatfell from Corrie a walk I have done three times before but as I am walk leader in August for ADRC I thought I would take the opportunity to recce it once more. Low cloud killed off this idea so back to the low level stuff once again.Into the grounds of Brodick Castle and discovered the amount of damage they suffered in the high winds of Monday. It is incredible to think we are in the month of May and experiencing winds more associated with December or January. A very pleasant walk through the estate and then down on to the shore back to the ferry terminal where I met up with the rest of the family. We then used our bus passes to go to Blackwaterfoot over the string road which gave us some spectacular views down the mountains back to the Clyde. Once we arrived at Blackwaterfoot we walked out to Shiskane Golf Clubhouse which has just been opened this year. Lovely new building with all modern facilities overlooking the Mull of Kintyre. Back onto the bus and return to Brodick by way of the North Island through Lochranza and Sannox. The ferry crossing was a liitle bit rough back to Ardrossan but it all adds to the fun. A great three days with the family hopefully to be repeated but maybe the next time we will go to sunnier climates.

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