A Day of visits and travel to Ayr.



I was heading down to my Brother in Laws funeral in Ayr yesterday and it was a day of visits ! I had to get a visit to the hospital in Elgin before I left so I was not away till about 1100. It was a lovely day and the weather incredible , the Cairngorms looking splendid in the sun and still plenty of snow on the big hills! I stopped at Carrbridge to collect my golf shoes the course was looking magic but no time today.

The A9 is getting worked on a huge investment and long overdue and maybe worth using the back roads on the way back? The Laggan road again stunning Creagh Meagaidh still with big snow fields and the Window looking so clear and inviting! The big cliffs were liking prominent in the light! More roads works and I was soon in Fort William with the Ben looking splendid “the hills were calling”but not today.

I had lunch with Sue at Onich a homemade quiche and salad she is recovering from a serious illness and has been a great pal  for many years. She has great views from her house of Ardgour and the Gkencoe Hills and today they looked magnificent.. We caught up all the news but it was a short visit and then off to see Hamish ” the old fox of Glencoe” looking great and full of ideas and plans what a man . The views from his house the mighty cliffs of Glencoe sparking in the sun. What a place to live and what a view!

It was then a great drive to Crianlarich to see Aunty Elma the patron Saint of RAF Mountain Rescue. As always it was a cakes tea and home-made sausage rolls all the gossip and then off to Ayr.

Elmas Cakes

Elmas Cakes

So many great views of Ben More and round to Loch Lomond then the traffic in Glasgow and into Ayr the sun so warm and bright.

Arran was looking great as I got nearer to the reason for my travels visit to my sister . I am going to my Brother in laws funeral today and the house was covered in sympathy cards he was some man. It was lovely to see Eleanor my big sister awaiting her daughter and family and surrounded by love and care. It will be a sad time but Fergus is out of his pain and it will be a celebration of a good and kind Christian man. He was such help to me and many others and so loved by all. He Leaves s huge hole in all our life’s.

It was then of to my nephew Scott and an evening walk along the beach. It was so busy and Arran as the sun set was magnificent the air still warm and so many out enjoying the evening .



About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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4 Responses to A Day of visits and travel to Ayr.

  1. Lyndon Jones says:

    A sad day for you and your family Dave, but so many beautiful images you talk about on your journey down to the family and a stunning walk in the sun at the end of the day.
    You can’t help thinking that this contributed to the celebration of your brother-in-laws life, sorry for yours and your families loss.
    Best wishes. Lyndon…


  2. Donald Watt says:

    You have had your share of sadness recently, but the beauty of our country helps to lift your heart. Hope to catch up soon.


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