We set off this morning for a cycle ride around the Isle of Bute. The sun was shining and it was perfect conditions for a cycle ride. We passed by the small village of Kerrycroy and Mount Stuart and our first stop was at Kilchatten Bay, a lovely sandy beach and a great little Post Office that also served as a café, perfect for tea, coffee and a slice of cherry pie! (We had heard that the homemade scones were good but someone else had beaten us to them!)
We then cycled towards St Blane’s church passing Dungoil, a neolithic settlement and wonderful views of the Isle of Arran.
Our final stop was the beautiful Scalpsie bay on the west of the island. A super beach with a fantastic outlook to the peaks of Arran. We had our lunch here and afterwards Jill and Kevin went seal spotting and found plenty, whilst Tony and I took a nap and did a bit of sunbathing. Guess who the nature lovers are!
We cycled over 20 miles of extremely undulating terrain getting caught up in the rush hour with about 7 cars passing us by! We are now sitting in the sunshine enjoying a well deserved aperitif!
Tomorrow we will be leaving Bute and arriving on the Isle of Mull.