Friday, June 27, 2014

Some coming and going and hands deep in pockets at Cock

The roadless and remote coast of the Cock of Arran proved to be surprisingly busy with a great variety of vessels coming and going in the Sound of Bute, which separates Arran from Bute. In addition to a large number of yachts, FV Kathleen TT5 from Campbeltown and...

  ...FV Kimberly OB345 from North Arran not to mention...

...the paddle steamer Waverley complete with...

...rainbow and the pocket... liner MV Silver Explorer all came and went. Silver Explorer was heading to Greenock after a cruise up the west coast of the British Isles from Portsmouth. From Greenock her next cruise was to Bergen. If you fancy a cruise on Silver Explorer you will need to put your hand deep in your pocket for about £5,000 per week. Mind you drinks are included but so they were on our little cruise which was not quite so expensive!

 An approaching squall cloud caused us to retreat to the tents.

The rain battered down for about an hour before the sun came out again so we enjoyed a nap before...

 ...embarking on the wood gathering expedition.

 Soon the sun was shining with wonderful clouds and...

 ...reflections on the Sound of Bute.

Back at the camp the stoves roared into life and our evening meal was cooked

 Then it was time for the bonfire, baked potatoes and 15 year old Dalwhinnie while...

 ...away to the NNW Loch Fyne took a pasting as the sun went down.


  1. That is a fantastic picture of the Waverley + rainbow. Well done.

    1. Thank you David, it was an amazing sight. It is just a pity a still photo does not convey the "wop, wop wop" of her paddles.