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.
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.