Half Term #3

Days three and four on Arran saw days of starkly contrasting weather.

A wet walk through the trees was as much as we could manage on Tuesday as the gale blew through.  But on Wednesday we headed for the hills again – this time on the Eastern side of the island, climbing to reach the Deveil’s Punchbowl, above Sannox, before I fitted in a sneaky nine holes at Corrie.

Ella was “on one” all the way up, and was equally lively on the way down, not least when she growled at a fellw hiker who was planning to go way beyond where I had been and head on up Goat Fell.  “Hopefully the clouds will lift” he said, “But I have a compass in case”.  I am a lightweight in comparison, but I had other activities planned.

Golf was stunning. This was not a good walk spoiled so much as a fine stroll enhanced. The views from Corrie Golf Course are dramatic and the course is far better than I remember (unlike my golf). And to cap it all off I saw the tea room at the Golf Club was open. I was the only customer in their busy lunchtime and they served the finest BLT I can remember. Perfect.

 

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A new house and a new garden. Having spent the past 5 years mainting my father's garden I am now taking on my own gardening project down the road in a new single store dwelling. The Old Man has passed on but he remains in my thoughts as I develop the new patch
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