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Cycling Capers!

Posted in Bute, Cumbrae, Cycling with tags , , , , on April 24, 2011 by ayrshiretiger

Over the last few weeks due to Elaina’s ongoing knee problems we’ve not been up any hills. Instead we’ve been out and about on our bikes. The first adventure was a short one to Stevenston Beach, somewhere I’d never actually been to despite living here for 15 years! It really is quite surprising what little gems you can find when you look!

Stevenston Beach with Ardrossan and Arran beyond

Stevenston Beach with Ardrossan and Arran beyond

Our next trip to us to the Isle of Cumbrae and a fantastic circular route. It was so good that we decided to go again the following week this time with Craig who had created his very own map!

X marks the spot!

X marks the spot!

Of course no visit to Cumbrae would be complete without a photo of the Crocodile Rock!

Craig on Crocodile Rock

Craig on Crocodile Rock

We then decided to venture further afield to the Isle of Bute. We drove up to Wemyss Bay to catch the ferry across to Rothesay. Fron there we headed south towards Kingarth and Kilchatten Bay. On the way we got a good, and different, view of Arran.

Looking over to Arran from Bute

Looking over to Arran from Bute

After a quick rest at Kilchattan Bay we headed for a the Kingarth Inn for some lovely Scallops and chips and a pint (or was it two?!).

Elaina relaxing at Kilchattan Bay

Elaina relaxing at Kilchattan Bay

The Kingarth Inn

The Kingarth Inn

Really good day and one we will need to return to with Craig!

So this weekend Craig was desperate to go for another bike ride especially as Elaina’s Dad had given him one of his bikes! Saturday morning wasn’t great but it cleared up in the afternoon so we decided to head to Eglinton Park which is about 4 miles away.

Craig looking very pleased with his "new" second hand bike!

Craig looking very pleased with his "new" second hand bike!

A new adventure park has recently been added to the park including an interesting climbing frame which Craig enjoyed doing a bit of bouldering on!

Craig bouldering!

Craig bouldering!

"Dad, you're upside down!"

"Dad, you're upside down!"

I must admit a was a bit doubtful when I started this cycling lark but have to say I’m quite enjoying it!

Ayshire Cub on Conic Hill

Posted in Ayrshire, Hull City with tags , , on September 29, 2008 by ayrshiretiger

Well what a wonderful weekend!

Jennifer was gallavanting with a friend in London so it was a boys weekend for myself and Craig.  On Saturday afternoon we went to Eglinton Park, our local country park, which had an open day whcih allowed us to go up the last remaining tower of the ruined castle there.

View from tower of Eglinton Castle

View from tower of Eglinton Castle

Then we went to watch the Tigers take on Arsenal away.  To be honest we would have settled for a 1-0 defeat but were amazed that after going 1-0 down just 5 minutes into the second half we managed to come back to win 2-1.  Unbelievable especially as Arsenal hadn’t even let a goal in at home never mind dropped any points!

And on Sunday we went to Conic Hill with Elaina for a cracking wee walk…

Ayrshire Tiger and Cub on Conic Hill

Ayrshire Tiger and Cub on Conic Hill

Ayrshire Cub being watched by Highland Coo!

Ayrshire Cub being watched by Highland Coo!

All in all a perfect weekend!

Next weekend it’s a trip to Arran with Air Na Creagan Mountaineering Club so hoping that the weather picks up!