We picked a lovely day with sunny weather and warm temperatures of 23C. The trains to Ardrossan are modern ones with power sockets and WiFi so it is possible to surf the net and keep phones charged at the same time.
The train was not too busy so we were all able to sit together and keep out kick scooters in the luggage area. It is always advisable to buy a combined rail and ferry ticket as it saves money and prevents a long wait at the ferry office in Ardrossan to purchase a ticket for the ferry.
|Waiting to go on the ferry at Ardrossan|
|Watching cyclists waiting to board the ferry from the deck|
|View of the hills on Arran from the ferry.|
Arran is good for walking and has good hills and valleys. 'Goatfell' is the largest mountain on Arran at a height of 874 meters.
We scootered northwards, past the Castle towards Sannox. An open-topped bus passed us near Brodick Castle and we thought of taking this the next time we go to Arran, so long as it is a nice day and not lashing with rain!
|Mountains on Arran|
|View from the beach near Sannox|
|Scooter on the shore near Sannox|
|Looking southwards at Goatfell|
|Wild flowers near Sannox|
|Brodick Golf Course|
Before getting the ferry back to Ardrossan, we stopped at the local Co-op and bought some food which we ate on the beach.
The ferry crossing was smooth and the rest of the journey home was quite uneventful and peaceful.
Scotrail - train services in Scotland.
Caledonian MacBrayne - ferry company
Arran Tourist Site - tourist information