After a week in the Lake District we made the decision to head to Scotland straight away, mainly as we couldn’t find a campsite anywhere over the Easter weekend!
Dean did some searching and we headed for Ayr Caravan and Motorhome Club site (CMC) for a few nights. It was very busy as it seems everyone else had the same idea, but it is a place we’ve been to before so we knew our way around. It took two and a half hours to get there and the weather was typical for a bank holiday weekend.
Nevertheless, we donned our waterproofs and over the next few days we walked into Ayr and got sandblasted walking along the promenade. Another day we also walked The Lang Scots Mile, a walking route the same distance as the original Scottish measurement of a mile…that varied!
It was generally longer than an English mile until the standardisation of weights and measures in the 18th Century. Robert Burns alluded to this fact in his poem “Tam o’Shanter (www.exploreayrshire-arran.com)
Once the bank holiday weekend was out the way, we headed for Luss CCC along the shores of Loch Lomond. To our great delight our old managers from Milarrochy Bay are now running this site, well Mark is anyway.
We had such a fantastic few days here, visiting the little village of Luss but more importantly we had such a giggle catching up with Maxine and Mark. We filled them in on our escapades with the ‘other club’ and they did likewise for their time since 2014. Neither of us have laughed so much in ages and we’d forgotten how much fun we did have working with them. Since we’d left we only remembered the bad parts but they were a breath of fresh air.
Maxine is so forthright and a real comedian, despite being in a lot of pain. They are like a comedy act the pair of them, with Mark playing the straight guy with perfect timing. If we hadn’t got an itinerary to stick to we would have stayed longer or come back to visit, but we’ve rekindled a valuable friendship which is fantastic.