Monday, April 07, 2008

A rest day on the Clyde.

As we drove south along the road above the cliffs south of Ayr the snow clouds that had gathered round parts of central Scotland cleared leaving a beautiful sunny afternoon. From a height of 125 meters, the sea below Balchriston Farm and Culzean Castle looked quite flat. Nontheless it looked a bit breezy for a crossing to Ailsa Craig! On the way south we had followed a 4x4 with 2 sea kayaks on the roof. It turned down the road to Dunure. Not an easy launch at high spring tide, I thought.

When we got to Maidens launching looked slightly problematical.

The cold north wind had generated some surprising waves, even in the confines of the Firth of Clyde. Surprisingly the hills of Arran had escaped the morning snowstorm which had hit Glasgow.

Even the sea birds were resting. I realized why I had left the kayaks at home.



  1. oh, and you didn't want to give it a shot? :)

  2. Hello Derick, I could go on about razor sharp reefs, an air temp of 3.5 degrees Celsius (before wind chill) oh and it was my wife's birthday. We went to Wildings restaurant in Maidens. A truly excellent establishment with a bias towards sea food and only a few metres from the sea.