Up with the larks and away by 9am. Quick stop in Stranraer for provisions (read Beer) and heading North. Followed A78 up the coast, stunning route with incredible views. When we got to Ayr decided to detour to Alloway to show Iain Burn’s birthplace, found it but at £5 a head for a quick look we did a drive by viewing instead.
As its Sunday Iain is treating out to a nice lunch. Ok reread that to mean – we are going to an auld bar in Irvine where its £5 a head for 2 shoe soles (calling themselves beef) half a ton of spuds and 3 slices of carrot. We know how to live the high life – Not 🙂
From there we follow Sally Sat Nav down a dead end before following my map reading skills back towards Largs. Iain has the need to visit an island so we turn left at Wemyss Bay onto the ferry for the Isle of Bute. Quick 15 minutes crossing in a gale (lose half a Latte to the wind) and we arrive in Rothesay. We know only 1 campsite on the island so let Sally Sat Nav take the lead. Bad move – she takes us up a winding road with 45 degree turns. Need to stop and reverse the van to get round the bends. After a few hairy moments we re-join the road we just left – bloody Sat Nav saved us about 15 ft and gave us 10 years more grey hair.
Anyway campsite found, well a small gravel path in the middle of a static park. Us and 3 other vans there – 1 more and its full so hope there isn’t a rush. Booked on for 2 nights so we can see the island then will head off by the ferry to the North.
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