Sunday, July 15, 2007

Arran - will it never stop....

The pictures today were taken from the slopes above Brodick Castle.

The first is a view of the main car ferry, MV Caledonian Isles arriving at Brodick Pier. I say the main ferry, since at the height of summer, there is an extra boat laid on.

The second is of Brodick and the bay slightly to the north of the pier.

As this is the main place of habitation in the Island, it gives you an idea of the size of the other villages.

1 comment:

Katya said...

Your pictures are fabulous, and when I see the name "Arran", all I can think about is knitting! Yes, when I began knitting a few years ago, all I wanted to knit were Aran patterns with lots of twists, cables, and texture!!! As a matter of fact, I have a few knitting books written by Scottish knitters! I am so enjoying your tour!!! Thank you for sharing!
Now, I have a question...
The Bristish Isles, in general...I remember reading that during the world wars, many forests were burned out. So, my question is this...are there forested areas in Scotland? I do know that there is a great deal of rock. If this is a foolish question, please forgive me. It is just that when I see pictures of Scotland, Ireland, and even England, it seems like so many are of sheep grazing on hills with stone fences. Perhaps I just need some good British Isles history!
I do see many pine trees in the pictures of Arran. The scenery here is so splendid!
Oh, and yes, living in the woods, I love my trees!