Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wee walk in Culzean with friends. Hogmanay 2011

The walker on the ground is practicing for the Olympics!!

Generating enough power for the village

The cat gates

This aerial walkway was built by the gurkhas 15 years ago.

Snowdrops are now starting to flower.

Let us out was the cry.

You had to be careful on the muddy steps.

Someone with sense of humour.

Daffodils were also starting to grow.

Lunch on the shore.

This little guy came looking for his share of lunch.

Me with the Ayrshire girls.

Todays walkers.

Our leader.

Mulled wine at the pilots house.
Well the last blog of 2011 and it is of Culzean estate yet again as due to the weather and low cloud we decided to stay near to the coast.9 of us met at the Maidens and followed the the path up to the railway line. I will not give too much detail as I have covered it all in previous blogs. We visited the cat gates , then made our way up happy valley to the Kennedys memorial ground tucked away in the trees. From there we followed  the railway line through the caravan site heading towards Croy to make our way down onto the shore. After lunch we walked through the estate to the cliff path above Maidens and then back to the cars in the village. This was a walk of about 8 miles and was perfect on such a day which we got round dry this certainly was not the forecast for that area. Thanks to the leader whose idea it was to have a walk whilst most of the rambling clubs close down for the festive period.
 Once we had finished our walk the pilot invited us all back to his house for mulled wine,chestnuts on an open fire accompanied by mince pies.An excellent end to our day out was enjoyed by all. Thanks once again to the pilot for his very kind hospitality.

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