Smelling lovely and topped up with some tasty cheese samples, we continued on through some beautiful scenery around the top of Arran to Lochranza where, in brilliant sunshine, we visited the historic Castle and enjoyed some healthy sea-air.
To keep the Forecasters happy, we had a heavy rain shower as we travelled down the west coast, past the 'Twelve Apostles' at Catacol, through Dougarie to reach the tea-room at Machrie Golf Club where all on board enjoyed a nice lunch as we watched the weather clear and the Sun re-appear.
Lunch over we drove on through Blackwaterfoot and carried on around the south of the island, enjoying a different view of Aillsa Craig, before calling in to the Arran Foods outlet shop at Lamlash for a jar of Musard! We completed our Arran tour back at Brodick with a visit for some health food at the Hand-made Chocolate Shop before re-boarding the Ferry back to the mainland and the final drive back home..
Grateful thanks to our driver for the day, Ian Fulton for making arrangements for the Mini Bus and seeing us all back home safely. Thanks also to Gwyn Stone for his 'sponsorship'. A good day out which I think was enjoyed by everyone.