Posted by: brendaintheboro | June 18, 2013

Scottish summer adventure day 13

We got another early start and headed onto the Crinan canal fr a couple of miles.



Route 78 then catapults you onto the A83 for a couple of easy cycling mlles before turning onto the B8024 which is a fairly steady climb for  two miles. There were a few cars but more wagons and buses as this is a logging area and this is clearly stated on road signs. Why then is this a designated cycle route ? Those lorries give me real fear as they thunder past.
The upside of hill climbng is the descent and we were rewarded with a long swooping downhill. We/also passed through mixed woodland.


Then at the bottom we rode along the side of Loch Coalisport, one of the first sealochs I ever kayaked across.


It looked very beautiful but the mist soon came in to vale the paps of Jura.


We stopped at Kilberry and went to visit some ancient stone carvngs.


This is the long way round and is hilly but not as bad as yesterday.
Once in Tarbet, we had a crab sandwich and then had another long climb and good descent before gettng to the ferry at Cloinage to Lochranza on the iisle of Arran. We met a couple, Jim McTagget and his wife who are cycling to John O’Groats, and they told us/about a/nice campsite just on the  outskirts of the village. It’s a nice site and there are deer wandering about totally unafraid.


We spent the evenng in the campsite lounge.  47 miles today

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