Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Kilmarnock OIR. Troon/Prestwick circular. January 2016

Troon shore after Storm Frank

Morning coffee sitting on old tree stumps.

We walked under the flightpath at Prestwick.

Todays group.
Yesterday Tuesday January 19th Kilmarnock OIR met at the ballast bank in Troon on a reasonably mild dry morning to do a 7 mile walk towards Prestwick and return on the shore.Unfortunately our leader for the day was unable to attend so 2 or 3 of us who have walked this area many times before worked out a route suitable for the walkers and off we went at a fair old pace as this is the group that does not hang about.Troon shore is starting to recover from tons of driftwood that was thrown up during Storm Frank but thanks to the sterling ongoing work being carried out by the local authority it will not be long before it is ready to receive an influx of visitors in a couple of months time.Walking up past millionaires row we went round the edge of Fullarton woods before joining the cycle track at Royal Troon golf course which is the home this year of the world famous "Open". Arriving at the caravan site beside the airport we took the path down onto the shore to have our lunch stop admiring the winter colours of the sky reflecting on a very calm sea. The last part of our day was a very pleasant shore trek back to the start to end another excellent winters day out with this very fit group.

1 comment:

  1. glad you enjoyed your walk from Prestwick to Troon in bracing January, well done. pictures appreciated too.