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... We stayed to have a coffee and some cake. When it came to deciding what to have I couldn't make up my mind there was so much choice! Eventually I decided that while in Scotland I had to have some shortbread and since this stuff was homemade then even better!
When we left the coffee morning, we set out for Whiting Bay where mum had found a circuit route around a waterfall. The trail was pretty easy to find and was mostly uphill ...
... so confused. Eventually mum just said to her "I'm glad he's the one eating it" pointing out the window to Dad. That is the funniest name I've ever heard for a mincemeat slice. As it happens, Dad really enjoyed it later with a cup of tea.After we left the bakery, we made gentle progress back to Lamlash along the now dry-ish footpath that me and mum had walked the day before.When we got back, there was a beautiful view out over the Firth of Clyde and the sun was still ...
... Plus there was the promise of cake in the Little Rock café as well ;o)
So off we went. The rain quickly soaked us through but we didn't mind. It was a nice gentle walk along a footpath that ran parallel to the road for a bit before turning away. It crossed a few bridges and ran through the Fairy Glen. We stopped at a viewpoint that you are supposed to see Goatfell from but with the rain and fog, we could barely see the closest mountain ...
... nice and toasty.
The couple who own the cottage had left some treats for us around the cottage. Mum's favourite is the apples that the man had picked from his apple tree in the garden. He had left us a fruit bowl full and said if we wanted anymore, we could help ourselves off the tree.
It was a relief to finally get settled in and we all quickly relaxed in our home away from home for the ...
... in was an issue as they are both large and chock a block. Using Rosemary and Rodger's Satnav we found are way out of Glasgow. A few tense moments having to do illegal u turns but once we got the correct direction it was easy Ardrossan is much larger than I thought and goes for miles along the sea, lovely sandy beach in part of it. Day was cloudy and almost threatening to rain. It did rain as we waited for the car ferry to take us to Isle of Arran. ...
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