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A trip to Ayrshire.

kate123

By kate123

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I visited with my parents in Ayrshire for 5 days and enjoyed some fine weather.
One day, we took a trip to a GC near to Cardwell Bay.
We stopped to take a pic of the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig bird sanctuary from the coast, plus a couple of countryside shady nooks and neighbouring garden – ferns, foliage, running water and mossy mounds!
The LAST few pics are at the GC – a couple of attractive acers and their oriental inspired pond.
We were lucky that we had fine weather every day!


The GC


The GC


The GC

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What a bonus to have such a stunning area to visit when you go and see your parents, Kate. Beautiful photos of the countryside. And I would kill for some of those wonderful acers!! What a bonus to have such a great outlet nearby!

7 Oct, 2021

 

A beautiful area.Kate...how lucky you are to be able to visit and take in those picturesque surroundings. Your parents must have enjoyed having you.

7 Oct, 2021

 

So you took the nice weather with you! Glad you are back home again. It's great visiting family where ever they live but what a bonus with views like that.

7 Oct, 2021

 

Thanks for this lovely blog. I'm glad you had such good weather & so enjoyed your break.

8 Oct, 2021

 

Wonderful photos and so pleased you shared your break away on here . . . :o)

8 Oct, 2021

 

Stunning photos Kate … and what a sky! I love all that moss, and the specimen Acer looks amazing. Gorgeous leaf colours - perhaps autumn comes a little earlier in Scotland?

8 Oct, 2021

 

Thank you, Ange. They do live next to the most gorgeous coastal views, albeit bang on the edge of the countryside too! The GC is a favourite, there’s a waterfall that cascades from the cliff top above and runs through the car park across to the sea...I forgot to take a pic on our way out...
I saw several big acer specimens there, they have a lovely selection of trees, shrubs and everything else! Oh, plus a large restaurant with fab food choices!

8 Oct, 2021

 

Thank you, Julia, my parents were pleased to have me to themselves they said, although they did miss OH!
They have a lot of golf courses surrounding them too, plus they live between the coast and countryside! My sister lives a 5 minutes walk from the seafront with the Isle of Arran for a view. 😊

8 Oct, 2021

 

Thanks for your kind message, Eileen. It’s good to get back home though, even though it was wonderful to see everyone! We had lovely weather every day! Sunshine and mild - although, cold nights and I’m sure I spotted frosty dew on the golf course I passed through on my way home on Wednesday morning!

8 Oct, 2021

 

Thank you, Shirley, that’s lovely! I’m pleased you enjoyed the blog! ☺️

8 Oct, 2021

 

Thank you, Josee, that’s very kind of you! I’m pleased to hear you like the blog and pics! 😊

8 Oct, 2021

 

Thank you, Sheila! You’re spot on! Autumn definitely arrives earlier up there! I really wanted to stop off along the M74 and take some pics of the gorgeous autumnal colour emerging in so many hundreds of trees...but, once you’re driving and on your way...
I do think the west coast seem to grow shady loving or acidic loving plants well due to the soil and rain.
I can’t believe how many hydrangeas I saw in all the gardens...particularly the blue acid loving ones..lots of rhododendron plants, azaleas, ferns...lushness to a tee!

8 Oct, 2021

 

Travelling back to my family home in Cornwall the blue Hydrangeas are everywhere too,Kate.

8 Oct, 2021

 

I can imagine how lovely that is to see. x

8 Oct, 2021

 

It looks a very picturesque place, and those Acers are beautiful :)

8 Oct, 2021

 

Thank you, Hywel! I do enjoy getting back “home” when I can.. x

8 Oct, 2021

 

what a gorgeous place Kate , I love the moss too , my type of garden , ferns , moss and oriental look

8 Oct, 2021

 

Thank you, Paul! I’m happy you like! 😊

8 Oct, 2021

 

Lovely country, so green and lush. Nice to hear that you enjoyed time "back home" with your family Kate.
Thanks for sharing your experience.

9 Oct, 2021

 

More wonderful photos Kate! If you ever want to give up nursing you could have a new job taking pic for postcards!

9 Oct, 2021

 

Thank you, Klahanie! I think the wetter climate makes it a greener county! I am pleased I got the chance to catch up with family. Thanks for liking. 😊

10 Oct, 2021

 

Sue - smashing comment! Thank you! Very kind indeed! I recall Rose saying something similar! It sounds a fantastic idea to be honest - very therapeutic and enjoyable too!

10 Oct, 2021

 

Our son and his family live in Troon and can see Arran from their bedroom window.
Your photos are so lovely and evocative of that very special area.
He is coming to see us next!! We shall have to wait for those stunning views and sunsets.

10 Oct, 2021

 

I love your pictures Kate. The mountains and seascapes are breathtaking. I hope you are refreshed and I'm sure your folks cherished your visit.

13 Oct, 2021

 

Chris, that’s amazing to hear! My parents and I went for a meal last week to ‘The Old Loans Inn’, which is right next to Troon. First time for me, but, I enjoyed the food!
I used to take that coastline for granted, but, I do miss it! My sister lives right on the coast and she has the same view! x

14 Oct, 2021

 

Thank you kindly, indeed, Paul! I think it did me the world of good to be honest! My parents and I had a very lovely visit, lots of reminiscing..oh, and good wine!

14 Oct, 2021

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