Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Torrisdale Bay in the Kilbrannan Sound.

So sooner had we turned south from the rusting piles of Carradale than this amazing view opened up; right down the Kilbrannan Sound to Ailsa Craig (44km away) and the distant Ayrshire coast behind.

Carradale Point has the remains of an Iron Age vitrefied fort on its summit. I wonder what its residents would have made of Irn-Bru?

Carradale Point shelters the broad sandy sweep of Carradale Bay.

By now we were ready for a luncheon and we landed on this lovely shingle beach at the foot of the mountains and backed by a Caledonian pine forest.

From Torrisdale Bay we looked out onto the mountains of Arran...

... and Ailsa Craig while we enjoyed our simple fare finished off with Christmas cake and 18 year old Glenfiddich.


  1. Stunning pictures of a fabulous trip Douglas.

  2. Phil, the lighting conditions made it a very special day :o)

  3. Wait a second!!

    Something seems to be going unnoticed: Phil rarely comments on photos, but today (when he’s in ¾ of them) he points out how “stunning” they are! I’m not complaining, it’s the only way I see photos I see of him, but what an ego! LOL ;)

    I think I'll remain "Anonymous!" :)

  4. Greetings "Anonymous", I think you are right. Phil was supposed to bring his camera, to get photos of me. But guess what? He forgot it!