Today Sunday May 13th (Annes birthday) I was the walk leader for Ayr and District Ramblers to climb Cairnsmore of Carsphairn from the water of Ken. Due to the strong winds,low cloud and the forecast of very wet weather in that area I decided to cancel that walk and revert back to the old trustful faithful one up the Carrick hills. As I have blogged it so often before I am only doing an abridged version to keep the clubs records up to date.9 of us left Greenan Castle car park in dry windy conditions along the shore to the Bracken Bay, up the hill on the hard road so as to avoid fields of young lambs and most importantly angry farmers. There have two instances recently where a rambling group have fallen foul of the landowner when walking through fields of sheep. Once on a very blowy top we made our way to Fisherton when a light drizzle came on but as we are a hardy lot the decision was taken to walk back along the shore with the wind and rain at our backs. Along the old railway line and up and over the Heads of Ayr we arrived back at the cars to end a very pleasant 13 mile circular walk. We were very lucky with the weather as we only got drizzly rain whilst all around us were dark rain bearing clouds. Thanks to all who joined me today and I will re-schedule the original walk in a future programme.