Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Bute-ful day

Weather is good wind is low I'm off to Bute for the day on the road bike.
Phoned Tom and we caught the 9.30 calmac ferry Wemyss Bay to Rothsay.
We decided it might be interesting to visit some places off the beaten track so we headed up to Kilmichael on the far northwest of the island. The track only goes as far as the farm but gives a great view across to Tighnabruach, from there we retraced our route to Ettrick bay cafe for some early lunch.
Next stop was St Ninians point where we walked the last kilometre out to the old chapel, there was a huge amout of shells at the high water mark and the point is very nearly an island as both rocky beaches overlap.
At Scalpie Bay we spotted a few seals out on the rocks but I don't recommend going down to the beach on the footpath below Tarmore hill, its unridable, and the bike keeps wanting to dash off down the slippy slope.
We stopped again at Kingarth Pub for a refreshment before cycling through Mount Stewart estate back to Rothsay and the 4pm boat.
View pictures here


Blogger Jinxx said...

Sounds like you had some fun across in Bute

9:28 PM  
Blogger Whee said...

Lovely place when the sun shines. Loads of great views and not too epic in size. Out of Rothsay the roads are dead quiet and there are enough refreshment stops to keep the pace relaxed. I go at least once a year.

11:47 PM  
Blogger Whee said...


11:52 PM  
Blogger Jinxx said...

Any decent off road trails

8:47 AM  
Blogger Whee said...

Yeh. There are some nice trails quite short though. I think I may produce a web page describing them as I see I have nothing on the Island except road biking.
Good luck with Rozelle and Newark.

6:31 PM  

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