… so a goodbye tour is in order today. I like to think the Peacock appreciates this.
Love this fungus growing on a tree just outside the campsite. Not sure what its name is.
We took a walk behind the campsite and discovered this charming ruin of a church or, as it was known by the community, a “preaching house” that was built in 1808, using some of the original stonework. It was restored in 2010 after a huge effort was made to pay for it by the local community. There is an information board which explains all…
… and it is beautifully maintained.
One wall is used for small family plaques honouring their departed relatives. Outside there is an old cemetery.
Then a drive around the whole island, taking photos of those things we haven’t managed to before, including this huge piece of wood on the beach.
Not something we’ve seen before on the beach though…
More usually seen but times 2 this time!
At the derelict farm the peacocks were climbing the roof again as you already have seen!
A Gannet was circling overhead and a Cormorant was busy drying his wings…
More flowers for Dorothy…
and one of my favourite views as we near the brow of the hill…
Round at Lochranza the big Senior stag is getting just a bit fed up with Junior scratching himself on No.7 marker at the golf course.
That’ll teach him – the young rascal!
This Buzzard was taking a rest on the overhead wire…
Round at Brodick a Seal on a rock – is he waving goodbye?
Back at the campsite, a lovely sunset to end our stay on Arran.
Looks like a great day to end your stay. Love the last two photos, the seal waving goodbye and then another brilliant sunset.
Another lovely set of photographs. I particularly like the stags having a little difference of opinion. Have you kept any driftwood as a momento?
Dorothy Gray said:
Well now Val, are trying to trick me because that plant looks awfully like the cultivated shrub Duetzia. Perhaps if it is in the derelict farm area there may have been a garden at some time. I certainly do not think it is a wild plant.
The Cormorant looks as it it’s about to conduct an orchestra!