Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Boxing Day Walk

 Too windy for the bike, and just ok to go in the car...we went to Alloway and parked near the mouth of the Doon river, where the gulls were sheltering from the wind.
 Over the river is the fisherman's bothy.  The swan family was sheltering as well!
 Over the Millenium Bridge at the southern end of the Lang Scots Mile

 Here came a few hundred runners racing along the promenade...the annual 10k Turkey Trot

 There is plenty of sand...not all where you want it...say a few words and feel it between your teeth,the wind was more than a breeze!
 ...and sand where it should be!
 Air in Ayr..and a stop for coffee and stroopwaffel...
 and a hope as we cut across the old racecourse that we'd get back to the car before the rain....
 No!!....but it was only a short squall this time...
 Bellisle Park Gates..these ones by a gatehouse cottage are nolonger used.
 over a wee burn...
 to the River Doon, that swollen by rainwater too.
 and then back by the bankside footpath to the footbridge.

Making the most of the daylight..fighting cabin fever!


Barbara Rogers said...

Lovely photos of water. All so beautiful and silvery.

Molly Bon said...

Looks like winter as I remember it growing up. My heart belongs to Ireland and the muted greens and blues and greys but my bones belong to
Florida and warm weather!

Michèle Hastings said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!