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... and yet this scene was just as beautiful as that in the brochure. No we didn't see it as it is always seen in photos, but we did capture the castle as it most probably is most of the time in Scottish weather.
... so much left to see and do and discover. I find that I am looking forward to things again, and have started laying down some good new memories alongside the old. But I will close this diary now - it has been fun to write but I don't want it to become a chore in itself.
Spiders' webs lace the hedge as I walk down the drive, and the last lonely apples are waiting to be picked from my tree. I stop at Kidston Park where school is out, and the playgound is ...
... 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 ...