Coffee shop at Culzean is now ready for new season.
This Saturday March 24th I am the walk leader for ADRC on their " marathon" 23 miles from Doonfoot near Ayr to Girvan. As I want everything to go well for the group I decided to do another recce for the part between Dunure and the Maidens a bit I have not done for a while. I was joined at the start by the Elite walkers, group colour co- ordinator and the teacher who last night was performing on stage in The Drowsy Chaperone . Last nights performance was attended by none other than Kim Cattrall of Sex and the City fame. He even managed to rub shoulders with her and get his photo taken so before starting todays recce we got the full monty story and the rest!! Anyway as usual I digress, just thought somebody out there might be interested . Leaving Dunure we headed up the hill that takes you through a couple of farmers fields that help us get round a particularly rocky part of the shore. Once onto Croy shore we negotiated the rocks that are difficult to navigate at high tide. Fortunately today we were about 1 hour before that and on Saturday we should reach it about 2 hours before the real difficult time so there should be no real problem. On approaching Culzean Castle which was an amazing place today in the warm Spring sunshine we had a break in the gardens with all the seasonal flowers now in full bloom. We then had a lovely cliff walk before we dropped down to the Maidens shore to walk to the village to catch the bus home. Thanks to my fellow walkers for helping me out with the recce and if we are blessed with same weather as we experienced today I feel sure the "marathon walk" will be a success.