Sunday, 3 November 2013

by Maybole Shore

 We grabbed the chance of a ride between showers today and headed to the coast.

From Maybole Shore, at Goat's Green, you can see Culzean (said "cull-een") (I have been corrected..."cull-ayn" !) Castle and the Ailsa Craig Rock, which is ten miles off Girvan and halfway between Glasgow and the coast of Ulster. Depending upon the weather, if you can see it, it can look twice as far away or almost near enough to touch. World class curling stones are made from its granite. It is also presently for sale by the Kennedy dynasty.

 Looking towards Dunure, northwards along the coast.
 Looking across the Atlantic
Looking across to Cambelltown, on the Mull of Kintyre.

After lunch in the cafe at Culzean Castle we carried on southwards to Maidens before turning homewards with the wind....a fortunate decision as we appeared to be riding  behind a wintry rainshower.

5 comments:

Hawthorn said...

Beautiful photos - I live the 'hugeness' of Scottish skies
x

Ian Hicken said...

It looks and sounds great. I have fond memories of my holidays in Scotland.

Joanne Noragon said...

The water look rough. Hope the ride wasn't too cold and damp.

The bike shed said...

Long long time since I've seen Ailsa Craig - brings back memories. Up for sale? How odd that it can be sold like that.

Zhoen said...

Oh, gorgeous. Had to look up other images of Ailsa Craig, what a strange formation.