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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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