Saturday, February 22, 2014

Climbing Ailsa - 1

Over the next few posts we'll be climbing to the top of Creag Ealasaid (Ailsa Craig). The name means 'Elizabeth's Rock', and it is one of the best known Scottish isles. It is famous both as a landmark, and as a source of curling stones. Boat trips leave from Girvan, and the best time to go is in the summer, when the boat operators have lots of customers. If you go outside the high season (which I did), be prepared to pay a lot to get there.

Once we're ashore we will explore the lighthouse and castle, and then climb to the tip-top of the island.

Approaching Ailsa
Ailsa lighthouse and castle

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