Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran is sometimes referred to as "Scotland in miniature".

A lot is crammed into this island from rugged mountains in the north to more gentle rolling hills in the south.

With Calmac reducing the ferry cost recently, a trip to the island was a temptation which I could not resist. The weather felt more like early autumn than the middle of November.

A return visit has already been decided on before the ferry prices go up for next year's summer season.

Calmac ferry Caledonian Isles entering Ardrossan Harbour
On our way to the beautiful Island of Arran
Bridge over Black Water
Warm autumn colours
View of Kilbrannan Sound and Kintyre peninsula
One of six stone circles on Machrie Moor
Only 3 stones remain standing in this circle
Cloud decending on the jagged mountains on the north of the island

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Dumbarton Fireworks Display 2014

Unlike Inverclyde Council who held their fireworks display on a wet Saturday evening, Dumbarton chose to have theirs on Guy Fawkes Night and also had a beautiful calm evening for their display.

I chose to stay on my own side of the river, having a wonderful view of the fireworks as they were launched from near the castle and rock.