The Isle of Bute
This is the first time I have found it necessary to write more than a page about any of my travels, but after cycling 45 miles around the Bute-iful Isle of Bute, I have conjured up no less than 4 pages of utter drivel for your perusal!
After crossing the 2 minute ferry from Colintraive, I started off my island explorations near the northern end
of this pretty island, cycling south to Kames Bay and then crossing to Ettrick Bay on the West Coast.
After exploring Ettrick Bay and the coast to the north, I headed south again down the beautiful West Coast
, with those stunning views across Inchmarnock to Arran and Kintyre.
The road eventually leaves the west coast behind, and crosses over to the East Coast
at gorgeous Kilchatten Bay, where I stopped for an Ice Cream before heading back through the Island Capital of Rothesay.
It was probably just perfect timing with the seasons, but one thing that really struck me with Bute was the number of Wild Flowers
that lines the verges and hedgerows across the island, not to mention the hillsides blue with Bluebells!
You should know me by now. The fact that I could barely walk, let alone pedal, didn't stop me undertaking further explorations on my way home, trundling around the West Coast of Cowal
and then up through Inveraray to get home.