Tuesday, 3 June 2003

Day 10 - Sanquhar to Arran - 51 miles

An easy day today, which is a good job as I wake up with a hangover. Start off by going on a search for the post office in the village which claims - my Dad would love this - to be the oldest in Britain, dating back to 1712.

The ride up to Ardrossan feels incredibly easy and pretty flat, following a river down to the coast. I stop for lunch by a ruined castle...

Continue to Ardorssan, but I'm so ahead of schedule for the ferry to Arran that I end up having to kill time in a part of Scotland that I doubt is on the tourist map, getting my back wheel fixed, having a drink, etc

I still arrive 90 minutes early, but I'm left chewing my nails as Clare has to race against the traffic to catch the ferry with only 10 mins to spare.

But then we can relax; it's a gentle hour-long journey across to Brodick, a delightful village where we are staying for the night. After finding the B&B we head back to find somewhere to eat - fish - what else...

Today's route:

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