Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Cycling over Ayrshire's backbone

Hunteston Castle

Yesterday the air was crystal clear and, as my cycling chum Tom pointed out, we could see for 93,000,000 miles.
We did a lovely road cycle that in part follows the higher ridges of central Ayrshire with great views out over the Clyde to Ailsa craig.
Its an ancient volcanic plug but is more famous as the source of rock for manufacturing curling stones.
To the south we could see the Merrick the highest Scottish hill south of Ben Lomond (also clearly visible to the north) and one that can be cycled all the way up and down.
We hadn't gone two miles from Dundonald Castle (one time royal castle of Robert II)before my grumbling stomach called for a coffee and cake stop.
It seemed a long time since I'd had breakfast, or so my stomach was saying.
Later after most of the route had been done we stopped off at Craigie Village Inn for some lunch before heading back through Symington past the lovely little Norman church.Great views, great cycling, and history around every corner.
Route description here.

Today was every bit as clear, I cycled across to Dalgarven Mill Museum for a coffee and back over Fairlie moor while Anne was out at the hairdressers.
The view of Arran from Fairlie moor was absolutely tremendous.
I met an old workmate up there, he was taking some visitors up to see the view before lunch, boy were they in for a treat and I don't mean lunch!

Pictures here.


Blogger Jinxx said...

You got to love this weather, makes cycling a real pleasure

12:09 AM  
Blogger Whee said...

Got to agree cool clear and sunny, better than Spain!

8:50 AM  

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