Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Day Trip to the Isle of Arran

An impulse thought yesterday afternoon - rather than go to the Trossachs tomorrow - why not the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde?

A phone call to my friend Thomas who travels this route regularly and the plan was complete.

I met Thomas at the ferry terminal in Ardrossan and we boarded the 09:45 ferry.

My first trip on the 'Caledonian Isles' so that was a bonus.

We had nice weather with sun to set us off, but it did deteriorate to cloud later before a last burst of sun as we headed home.

We used the bus service on the island and the drivers were very helpful and friendly. Next time I go over I'll take the car though, as needed more flexibility to stop where and when I wanted to get photographs.

A most enjoyable day and planning my next trip over already.

 Ardrossan Harbour

 Ready to Depart 

 On Our Way 

 Bound for the Isle of Arran

 Approaching Brodick Pier

'Caledonian Isles' at Brodick

Blackwaterfoot Harbour

 Kids Enjoy the Horse Ride


 Flowing Stream at Lagg

 Aptly Named

'Caledonian Isles' arriving at Brodick

 Ready to Depart

Homeward Bound

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