Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Beautiful Isle

The beloved & I are just back from a glorious week on SUNNY Arran.
Yep, 6-solid sunshine days ( aye ok, so a slightly short week ! for reasons to be explained later )
We basked in the sun, we lazed, we ate, ( boy did we eat ! ) we drank the odd glass of wine, swallied the odd spirit, aye and even downed a beer or two too !!
We walked, we bussed ( free too ) all round this quiet but gorgeous little "Scotland in Miniature" and we saw beauty at every turn. Sunny Arran is so much nicer than rainy Arran !
And how glad am I that Digital SLR photography has taken over from ye olde Film SLR in today's world, for I would have so grudged the cost of all that film & developing !!
I came home with some 500 odd new Visions of Arran ! ( Yes, the beloved was very patient with me !! )
Our landlord Colin & his Welsh wifie, June, were good company too ,,, both golfers as well ,, what a pity I hadn't just thrown the clubs in the boot :) , I could have played them for the Digs money !!
Wee Colin had not long bought himself a new wee toy for running around the beautiful Isle ( a lovely Harley Davidson motor cycle no less .,., Ooh-ya, Wow ! ) so hey, this B & B lark obviously pays !!
The reason for our short week btw was that these two were off to France for a wee holiday themselves and were booked to leave on the Sat. ferry ahead of ours !! They didn't take to the idea that we'd make our own breakfast on Sun. morning and lock up before we left ??
However, 6-days is just about ok for a stay on Arran ,,, after all, it's only 56 miles all the way round so we'd pretty much seen it all by then ,, we'd certainly sampled all the pubs & restaurants on offer and we'd even done the inland walk from Lamlash to Brodick .,., not to mention photographing Lochranza's tame deer ! ..... not bad for a pair of pickled pensioners ? ( aye & I even remember my alliteration ! )
So now it's off to download the photos onto the computer for posterity !
( obviously I should have got that word in with the pickled pensioners somewhere ?)

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