Thursday, 24 July 2014


John organised a trip on the paddle steamer, The Waverley, out of Brodick for 2 hours. It was a glorious hot day so everyone was out on deck in sunshine (except for those folk who like to spend the whole trip below looking at the crankshafts and pistons!  As one Highlander said to his friend when asked why he wasn't up on deck enjoying the view: "Ach! Why spoil a trip for the sake of the view!")

Brodick has been greatly enhanced by the building of a promenade.  Iain and I remember the days when we anchored in the bay and it was a bit of a haul to get the dinghy up on the beach knowing that it was not unknown for guys coming out of the pub heading for their yacht to just grab the first dinghy they came to and row out to their boat.

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