2012 has started with bang, metrologically speaking.
New Year’s Day dawned still and overcast. An afternoon drive took us round the island anticlockwise to Blackwaterfoot. Having travelled up Glen Sannox, the road drops down through Chalmadale to Lochranza. We stopped briefly having seen some red deer on the side of dale. Leaving Lochranza the road regains the coast of the island, which we followed to Blackwaterfoot. Before head across the island to Brodick the opportunity was taken to photograph the sunset over the Mull of Kintyre.
The second of January dawned with the winds freshening. Returning to Blackwaterfoot for lunch, the sea to rougher than the previous day. Followed by a drive round the south of the island back to Brodick, include views of Ailsa Craig and Pladda.
The third was considerable windier. He had intended to leave the island, however the weather intervened confining the ferry to port all day.
By the afternoon the rain had eased off, if only temporarily. A break in the cloud meant that the sun was shine on Goat Fell.
Dusk fell with the rain picking up again…………..