Who would have guessed it?! Scotland and England have had the most sunny days in a row since 1976! In south England there were 11 weeks of sunshine with about 2 and a half hours or rain. …. For our land lubbing friends that means hose pipe bans and dry lawns but for us it means a lot or time spent swimming and a lot of icy cold gin and tonic. Luckily Arran had a good supply of limes!
The photo was taken on a coast walk after docking in Troon. Our nephew James his son Kirk and his dog Jobby came to join us. This was the cloudiest day in months but still more than enough blue to sew a pair of sailors trousers! The Cullen skink soup was a treat. We’ve just said goodbye to to two guests who sailed for 5 days with us around Arran and Bute. Charming guests and great company. Thank you Emma and Jason! We even saw the hillside fires being fought down the coast above Dumbarton. The smoke was billowing up the hills for 4 or 5 days and at night you could see the fires turning the hillside red and orange. Luckily no one was hurt and its now under control but quite impressive to see. We are trying to learn how to build a website at the moment ….. helped with G&T ….. and its going a little slowly. WordPress is officially a mare! I prefer fishing. If anyone could please tell me what the difference between a Page and a Post is?! …. Please put me out of my misery!
I almost forgot that we have decided to write this blog following the interests of our guests and anything we pick up from them. We will try to educate ourselves a little upon each visit and I will do my best to put our learnings into words. Jane and I have always had a love for plants and trees (not so strange seeing as Jane is a botanist and I was an Arboricultural engineer) and on our travels. Wherever we have been over the last few years we have always taken a keen interest in the native flora and fuana and we hope Scotland will keep us interested. Until soon!! See us at Carrabell Charters.