Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Cunninghame ramblers. Barony hill by Dailly circular. May 2016

I got a lift to the start from this lovely couple.

Lindsayston woods have been felled.

One of many stiles today.

A wee break before our final ascent onto Barony.

Bluebells were in full bloom

Todays fine group on the summit

The teacher was our leader and raconteur.

Worth another look.
Today Tuesday May 17 Cunninghame ramblers traveled to South Ayrshire village of Dailly for a 10 mile circular walk up Barony Hill. A bakers dozen gathered at the start and after a short briefing we made our way through Lindsayton woods which have been felled recently and has lost a wee bit of its character . A nice pleasant walk in the cloudy but sometimes sunny morning we slowly made our way up Barony hill reaching the summit as the wind started to blow. Lunch at some old limekilns was enjoyed by all before a walk through some woods that were completely covered in glorious bluebells. Crossing the road the track follows the river Girvan back to the village to end a very pleasant dry walk both overhead and underfoot.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Transatlantic cruise onboard NCL Spirit. April/May 2016

Our swimming pool in Florida

We went on an airboat ride on the swamps

In the centre is a large aligator.

Everything in the USA is bigger.

We visited the Kennedy space centre

These are the engines of a spacecraft

Our home for the next two weeks

Plane landing at the famous St Martins island airport.Jumbo jet came in later.

Amazing ocean colours

Self explanatory

Waiting on take off

Leaving Philipsburg on a water taxi.

The size of these ships is enormous

Funchal (Maderia) is famous for its flowers

also it is a very hilly island

so we travelled by cable car

One of the many bars on the ship.

Even the captain entered into the fun and games

All good things must come to an end.

Bye bye  ship!!
In mid April Anne and I flew to London Gatwick to connect to a flight to Orlando in Florida. We spent 7 nights there visiting the theme parks and all the resorts tourist attractions. Onwards to Port Canaveral to board the "Norweigan Spirit" cruise ship for the next two weeks visiting the American Virgin Islands before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Maderia and then onto Barcelona for a two night stay.It was a most enjoyable holiday helped by fully inclusive drinks package which had to be seen to be believed. EXCELLENT HOLIDAY.