Back in Scotland again

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
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Trip End Oct 01, 2012


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Craigie Gardens Caravan Park

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

14/08  A very smooth ferry crossing yesterday, not very many passengers on board either. Drove off the ferry just on 2pm and headed straight for Ayr. We did not have to stop for lunch as there are restaurants on the ferry which serves just about anything you need. We were very lucky because it was a lovely sunny day as well. About  hour later we arrived at the park, a very nice entrance and welcoming staff. For the first time in a long time we were able to put our chairs outside and sit in the sun. Rick took his shirt off at one stage to top up his tan but, due to me not being able to restrain myself , he put it back on again shortly afterwards. The fact that it was just a little chilly had nothing to do with it of course. After our usual cuppa we put on our walking shoes and walked about 1 mile to the supermarket. A nice walk along the river, easy to do going there, but a little more difficult coming back with 2 bags full of groceries. We felt that we did pretty well and earned ourselves a beer and wine. The couple parked next to us came across for a visit and we had a nice couple of hours just chatting. They were most helpful as well , they live in Scotland and could give us lots of advise as where to go and what to see. It is always helpful if you can chat to a local. So we are now well and truly informed as where to go and it is all written down. We are looking forward to the next couple of weeks.
15/08  Today started out nice and sunny. We decided to walk into Ayr again and have a good look around. Ayr is very well known for it is the birthplace of the famous bard Robert Burns. He was born in a cottage not very far from here in 1759. There is a statue of him in one of the public parks in the town as well. We did not go to the cottage he was born in because by then the weather was changing to more of that wet stuff they like here so much. The town itself is pretty good and shows a very nice blend of the old and the new. Preservation of the old buildings is high on the agenda, unfortunately money for this is not so readily available, so it has been a very slow process for them. Still they are doing their best.  Good luck to them. The beaches and fun pavillions are very popular of course and have a good attendance. Not a bad beach either.
So once again we are sitting inside Charlie listening to the rain, but it doesn't matter, we had a great day today anyway. So far Scotland is ok.
On the move again tomorrow, Killen via Inverary I was told. Meet you in the coffee shop.
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Ingrid Nichols on

So where is the photo of Dad with his shirt off?

rickandwill
rickandwill on

I wasn't quick enough, the sun had gone in by the time I got the camera out

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