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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
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Arnside Knott
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The white gable-end about a third of the 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.
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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.
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These two were taken on a later visit to Kendal by road
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General view of Kendal from the train

Ardrossan to Brodick
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Looking back to Ardrossan
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West Kilbride
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Goat Fell on Arran
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Brodick Pier
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Shore Road, Bodick
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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.

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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.
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Hunterston Nuclear Power Station
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Brodick castle
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Arran Asia Trading Company - on Geograph
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The Big Wooden House - "Arran's celebration party house - the crème de la crème of self-catering accommodation".
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From the dining room window of Dunvegan House where we stayed overnight. Note the palm trees - this coast is warmed by the Gulf Stream drift

Bus trip round Arran
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Lochranza Castle
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Machrie telephone exchange at NR 890 330. Geograph image
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Ailsa Craig
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Pladda (map sources) with Ailga Craig behind
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First view of Holy Isle
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"The South" (see later). Former lighthouse keepers' cottages and the inner lighthouse


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