Thursday, 13 March 2014

Cunninghame ramblers. Mid week walk Prestwick-Troon circular. March 2014

Starting out on Prestwick shore

Looking over Royal Troon golf course.

Wigeon duck.

Crocuses and daffodils were in full bloom.

Elevenses at Fullarton House.

Lunch on Troon prom

bathed in the spring sunshine

Todays group

with me as walk leader.
On Tuesday March 11th I was the walk leader for Cunninghame group to do a 10 mile circular route round the Prestwick and Troon areas.26 of us met on a glorious mild sunny morning to walk along the shore towards the Pow Burn which at this time of year has a lot of birdlife feeding on the mudflats including Wigeon duck. Crossing over the golf course the path then took us into Fullarton Woods which were covered in daffodils and crocuses in amongst all the trees. A brief stop was enjoyed here before going into Troon to take us back to the shore to enjoy lunch looking out towards the island of Arran. Once we were all refreshed I decided as it was low tide we would enjoy a long shore walk back to the start as opposed to using the local cycle track. This is Cheltenham week at the races so I finished off giving the group my tip of the day (unfortunately it lost) before heading off to watch the action on television. Thanks to all who came out it was an honour and a privilege to be asked to lead this fine group of ramblers and I look forward to meeting you all again on a future walk.

1 comment:

  1. Nice walk Gordon, I've just come up with a great idea for you to start a group called 'Ramblers and Gamblers'. Added miles for backing losers would have to be one of the rules.
    Just received a micro sd card from Korea and part of the address is Gangnam Gu. This has given me another idea that some of us should maybe do Gangnam Style classes on walks at lunch times.
    You'd be perfect for it buddy.