Monday, 26 February 2018

a day out,a sunset..

 Out in the car to the South of Ayrshire, and on the bikes from Barrhill into the Galloway forest.
No photostops in the first half of the ride, too busy keeping going against the chill wind..but the sun was nice and warm and we saw two red deer hinds on the edge of a forest stand. Down to Knowe,now just a very small hamlet and the inspiration for a few word puns...Knowe and then, cetera!!

The roads were rough and pot-holed, but even main roads are in bad condition now.

It was a relief to turn onto a smooth surface for a while, with the sun and wind at ones back!  Over to Bargrennan and the main A714 (Newton Stewart to Girvan) and back up to Barrhill.
 At 4pm the warmth was just going from the sun..and we went to Girvan for a "fish supper". Pirate has the fish,I have most of the chips and we both have mushy peas!  Well prepared in Grazianos,the chip shop by the harbour..and run by another cyclist!
Then chips by sunset..
 looking south..
 and out to Ailsa Craig,about 10 miles off shore.

 Going, going, gone...and the crow flew from the pole by the harbour...


kjsutcliffe artist said...

I actually went and did some research on Ailsa Craig recently and was amazed what went on there, including planning permission for an exclusive hotel! The mind boggles. Lovely photos x

Joanne Noragon said...

The blue sky is soooooo blue!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Sun, oh sun, how beautiful you are. We definitely need some of that here. It has been seven days of grey skies and rain and it was a delight to see your pictures. It is nice to know that it is shinning somewhere.