Tuesday, November 04, 2008

A chance meeting at Turnberry Point

Approaching Turnberry Point, we entered a maze of rock channels.

We kept our bearings as long as the distant peak of Goatfell on Arran remained in view.

We rounded the Point in calm conditions but the Stevenson lighthouse and ancient walls of Turnberry castle both told of turbulent times.

Then we met Alan from Ayr out on a solo paddle from Maidens. He has just recently started sea kayaking but has already some great solo trips round the Cumbraes and up the Bute coast to his credit. He asked if he could come along. We explained that we might need to spend some time at Dunure and then he would need to paddle back to Maidens on his own. Alan was happy to join us and we were very happy to have his company.