Claonaig to Tarbert via Campbeltown

Day 31  Tues 29 March: No ferry needed today. All the way down the east coast side of the dangly bit (as viewed on the map) of Kintyre to Campbeltown then back up the west side. The first 27 miles were pretty hard going on the rough, narrow,very hilly but beautiful coast road. I’d been warned about the toll the recent storms had taken on this section “…a bit of the road went down to the sea but I think they’ve put it back now…” Most encouraging and reassuring. But they had! A lovely smooth, new blacktop section. Lovely light on the mountains of Arran across the water. Campbeltown reached at a slower than average pace,with a brisk, chilly headwind. Typical RNLI warm welcome from George Bradley (LOM), a great source of local information and useful advice.  Alas, their Severn Class (the biggest) All Weather Lifeboat was away at Largs having its bottom scrubbed. A regular requirement for those kept afloat all year round. Barnacles on the bottom would slow down the best of us.

2 thoughts on “Claonaig to Tarbert via Campbeltown

  1. KEITH GRAHAM March 31, 2016 / 6:28 am

    No barnacles on HIS bottom
    but muscles… he’s got ’em!!

    Great progress so far Steven & with you in spirit in the saddle.

    McAllister ancestors on Kintyre visited by kin on tyres… yes… I did promise you that gem!!

    good legs and rear wind (following that is…)

    love – Keith x


  2. John McAllister March 31, 2016 / 6:52 am

    Really enjoying your daily blogs and witty turns of phrase Steve. ‘Tis’ a fine thing you’re doing’
    Some great photos on Neil’s Facebook page too.
    Looking forward to being part of your support team soon.


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