We sank into the lazy Scottish days on the Seal shore campsite. We didn’t need to rush around.
We left the campsite about 11.30am on our first whole day on Arran heading up the east coast passing Whiting Bay, Lamlash and Brodick. We drove up into the northern areas that have been compared to the Scottish Highlands.
Driving back down we stopped at the Arran Brewery, but couldn’t find a parking space, so we drove the short distance to Arran Aromatics at the Home farm centre. This centre is also home to Island Cheese co, Janie’s restaurant and the Creelers Fish restaurant. Being a little peckish we opted to sit outside Creelers in the glorious sunshine and ordered fish and chips and the fish pie. It has to be said that the fish and chips wasn’t cheap, but they were superb, the fish was cooked to perfection. The E/knitter raved about her fish pie for hours after.
Ruby and I sat chilling whilst the e /knitter did the shopping thing. We were quite happy just watching the world go by.
Next stop was the Arran Active outdoor shop. This was the E/Knitters first encounter with wool on this trip. She managed to resist the temptation to increase her wool stocks, but nearly faltered when the lady running the wool department offered a free puppy from her recent litter of 9 poodles with every wool purchase. It was at this point I stepped in to drag her away.
Further along the road we stopped at the Co-operative store. I was able to get a couple of bottles of Arran Brewery beer and some of Wooleys bakery cheese flavoured oaties. The store actually encourage campervans to stay overnight in their car park with beautiful views over goatfell.
The view from their car park reminded me of our visits to Cornwall with all the palms.
We set off back down the coast road to the campsite having had another day of brilliant sunshine. Back on site we walked Ruby on the beach, nibbled all the goodies we had bought during the day and did nothing, just nothing. Arran’s a place that makes you do nothing. Bliss.