Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sea kayaking the four castles of Carrick.

Last week David, Tony and I set off from Turnberry beach on the Firth of Clyde on one of our favourite routes: "The four castles of Carrick".

Out in the bay we enjoyed the fresh cold air as we passed the famous golf links of Turnberry and its hotel.

With a misty Holy Island and Arran as a backdrop, we rockhopped our way round Turnberry Point. We were nearing the first castle on our route, the great maritime castle of Turnberry.

These four Ayrshire strongholds have a bloody past which belies the peace and tranquility of today's Carrick coast of Ayrshire.

We shall find out some more of the past on this sea kayaking journey.


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