Our son George was working as a volunteer at the Buddhist Centre for World Peace and Health
on Holy Isle which is a small island off Arran, a larger island in the Firth of Clyde. We went to visit him there.
Euston to Glasgow
The white gable-end about a quarter way in from the left is 66 Sedbergh Road, Kendal and in it is the window of the bedroom that Roger had as a child. I remember watching heavy goods trains hauled by two steam locomotives with a third, "banking engine" pushing at the rear. The banking engine would then come back light to Oxenholme where it was stationed.
This was taken on the return journey. I thought I might have better luck because the train was slowing (a bit) to stop at Oxenholme. I think I have managed to get No. 66 exactly behind the tree on the left.
These two were taken on a later visit to Kendal by road
General view of Kendal from the train
Ardrossan to Brodick
Looking back to Ardrossan
MV Caledonian Isles
is one of the largest vessels in the Caledonian MacBrayne fleet. Confusingly they also have MV Isle of Arran
but that operates the Kennacraig to Islay route.
Madeira (top), the Isle of Wight and Arran (bottom) shown on the same scale. (Shameless rip-off from Google maps.)
See our holiday snaps of Madeira
Hunterston Nuclear Power Station
From the dining room window of Dunvegan House
where we stayed overnight. Note the palm trees - this coast is warmed by the Gulkf Stream drift
Bus trip round Arran
"The South" (see later). Former lighthouse keepers' cottages and the inner lighthouse
Ferry to Holy Isle
They took us to this floating jetty at the fish farm south of Lamlash. While we were waiting all the other passengers retreated to solid land for some reason but Lesley and I were perfectly happy rocking gently.
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