Monday, August 19, 2013

The Gateway To Arran

When one door closes, another opens, and all too soon it was time to leave Islay for the island of Arran. Our journey took us to the Mull of Kintyre, tunefully immortalized by sometime resident Paul McCartney. Before boarding the ferry at remote, desolate Claonaig Quay, we happened upon an unexpected pleasure - the village of Skipness. Wild daffodils and rhododendrons were in abundance, and Skipness Castle, with its glorious wooded grounds, was magnificent. 

Roadside Forest
Gate House
Skipness Village
Skipness Castle
Castle Interior
Tower View
Into The Mystic, Claonaig Quay

All images copyright 2013, Kathy Neudorf

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