Monday, November 03, 2008

Turnberry Bay

We set off from Turnberry beach with Ailsa Craig on the horizon.

The settled conditions promised a perfect day and the bank of cloud on the horizon promised a spectacular sunset.

We paddled below the bank of sand dunes which separate the famous Turnberry links golf course from the sea.

Behind us the Brest Rock beacon shimmered at the edge of the reflection of the low winter sun. Above us a pair of swans powered up the coast towards Turnberry point. We followed at a more measured pace.

The "Four Castles of Carrick" is one of our favourite routes. It is 23 km from the launch site at Turnberry to the landing at Seafield in Ayr.



  1. Thanks douglas

    that was one of my most enjoyable trips to date. the water was beautiful, the coast magnificent and the sunset back to maidens was fantastic. Ailsa craig was just asking for a visit she looked majestic sitting there crowned by the sunset.

    Look forward to meeting you and tony in the future for some more trips

    thanks again alan

  2. Alan it was a great pleasure to meet you! Could you email me your phone number to dew1n(at)clinmed(dot)gla(dot)ac(dot)uk