Lighthouse

I would bet I’m not the only person who finds lighthouses both beautiful and reassuring.  Thanks to GPS, they are mostly redundant now, but I hope there will be a big push towards preservation.  These wonderful buildings need to be around for many years to come.

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The Argyle

The Argyle, in the Firth of Clyde heading from Rothesay, Isle of Bute to Wemyss Bay on the mainland.  The strip of land behind the ferry is the Isle of Cumbrae.  The large mountainous bit in the far background is the Isle of Arran.

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Finish Line

  The last few weeks have been some of the most challenging I’ve faced in quite a while, and I have to admit I’ve been a bit stressed.  The good news is that most of the unpleasantness should be behind me by October 25th, which is also the day we move into our new flat.…

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Holiday Flat

  I am happy to report that our offer was accepted and we are soon to be the proud owners of a lovely little flat in Kilchattan Bay.  I took this photo from the beach, just 50 yards from our soon-to-be front door.  If everything goes to plan, we’ll take possession on the 25th of…

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Great Trip

  Our mini-break was short, but wonderful.  We saw lots of wildlife – oyster catchers, hares, a grouse, a sparrow hawk, and seals.  We had a lovely meal at the Kingarth, and a great stay at the Cannon House Hotel.  And we finally made it to the top of Bute to see the Colintraive –…

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Back to Bute

  Mr C and I are heading back to Bute today.  We’ve appointments to see four different flats in Kilchattan Bay.  I already have a favourite, but seeing them in person may change my mind.  In any case, we hope to make an offer on one of them before the end of the month.  Very…

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Rosy

  We attended a friend’s wedding yesterday – a really lovely ceremony. Only seven more days until my holidays.  Mr C and I are planning a trip to Bute, and I can’t wait.  Beaches!  I must have been a piece of driftwood in a former life.  

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