Thursday, 6 September 2012

Postcards from Arran

Greetings all. I'm doing my bit for the Scottish Tourist Board here by sharing some of my photos from my visit to the Isle of Arran last week. Arran is off the west coast of Scotland and is separated from the Hebrides by the Kintyre peninsula.

Spot the deer in the photo above. They are there if you look closely enough.

These photographs were taken during a walk at Drummadoon. King's Cave, located nearby, is thought to be the place where Robert the Bruce hid after suffering defeat in a battle with the English (this probably happened in 1306). After seeing a spider repeatedly failing but eventually succeeding to spin a web in the entrance of the cave he found renewed inspiration to fight again.
Across the water in the photograph below you can see Kintyre in the distance. In the early '70s after the break-up of The Beatles Paul McCartney came here to escape the media spotlight. It also later inspired his famous single.
Sky (also known as the wee boy) can be seen in the photo below. This gentle natured dog belongs to my mother-in-law and father-in-law.
The mountain to the right in the photo below is Goat Fell, the highest peak on the Isle of Arran at 2,867 feet.

Who's that bloke?
The hills shown in the photograph below are known as the sleeping warrior.
Before I go the news re: the book is that it is still being checked on the run-up to publication (although not by myself). I'm not able to say too much about this yet but stay tuned and all will be revealed in due course! Thanks for your patience and for following the blog. More soon...

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