Saturday, December 05, 2009

A glimpse of winter sun

As we left the mountains of Arran behind the sun blinked through a gap in the clouds.

We basked in the low winter sunshine as we let the tide carry us round Merkland point.

The slight breeze faded away to nothing...

...and the clouds even lifted to reveal the snow covered summit of Arran's highest mountain, Goatfell, 874m.

The top of Goatfell was still catching the sun but at sea level the sun had already set. We now set off on our crossing of the broad expanse of Brodick Bay towards the ferry terminal at Brodick where we intended to catch the ferry back to Ayrshire.