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... in winter and thus we took the time to explore the Main Street, which included taking a handful of fudge from the fudge sample place in one store. We also learnt, at the info centre, that this was the castle featured in Downton Abbey's Scottish Episodes, which was exciting.
... some memorable meals, both at home and out.
The almost unbroken good weather meant that the regular task list expanded to include watering the garden and washing the car - housekeeping chores usually taken care of by nature up here. The former task did usually make it into action but the latter did not, and my poor car is looking very dusty indeed after four months of running about discovering new places and revisiting old favourites. And there ...
... to the top of the dunes! We spent quite awhile exploring Traigh Rosamol, the northernmost part of the beach, and enjoying the warm sun and sea air. What a difference from the wintry morning weather! "Luskentyre Sands" was voted the finest beach in the UK, and you can see why.
We drove on along this awesome shoreline to Rodel to visit St. Clement's Church. Built in the 1400's for the Chiefs of ...
... a general impression of hillier terrain than further south as we drove past Lockerbie and several other smaller towns, all bypassed by the motorway, until we reached the outskirts of Glasgow. The rain had eased by now and we did not get held up as we negotiated the motorway network that took us around this big city.
A short distance further on we crossed the River Clyde via the Erskine Bridge and headed north along the western side of Loch Lomond to a welcome lunch of ...
... a pub called Islay Frigate. Checked in and decided to have a drink. I thought I would just have two and leave Leon to play pool with some of the local lads. But the best laid plans of mice and men. So at closing time we both staggered upstairs.
The night had been so much fun. We were almost treated like celebrities, Leon had lots of games of 8 ball and was invited ...