Whether or not my curse had any effect I do not know, but we arrived at our destination at Annick Lodge in Ayrshire, all in one piece after a good 4 hour drive from Lancashire.
|At Westmorland Services on the M6|
The weather forecast for the week was not good and it was clear from the start that there would be few idyllic Morgan driving experiences with roof and sidescreens off. However, as it turned out we were able to drive top down on many occasions between showers.
|Annick Lodge Mains, our cottage.|
|Scottish National Maritime Museum, Irvine|
Monday found us at the factory shop of Begg & Co in Ayr, www.beggandcompany.com manufacturers of cashmere garments where cashmere can be bought for a fraction of the full retail price. Needless to say.....!?
Anyway, with all these luxury items stuffed into the Morgan we made our way to Dumfries House near Cumnock.www.dumfries-house.org.uk
|One of the gardens at Dumfries House|
|Wemyss Bay Station and Ferry Terminal|
|The wonderful boardwalk to the Ferry at Wemyss Bay|
|En route to Rothesay|
|Arriving at Rothesay|
|Ailsa Craig in the mist!!!|
|The Isle of Arran from Troon|
|Robert Burns Museum|
The short walk to the ‘Auld Kirk’ and ‘Brig o’Doon’ was worthwhile and enjoyable.
|The River Doon and the gardens of the Brig o'Doon Hotel|
|At last, a decent hand-pulled ale at the 'Ship'|
Fortunately, as we set off for home it was dry but this was shortly to change as we battled heavy rain and high winds, a miserable mix in a Morgan! So out came the bits of towelling to ram in the orifices that were allowing water to be sprayed inside with the odd drips on our legs just having to be ignored!
As we travelled south before Shap Summit on the M6 there was a cheery ‘toot, toot’ from a fellow Morgan as it raced passed us, laden, as we were, with a suitcase on the rack.
Regardless of the lovely properties we visited, the best fun
of all was driving the Morgan in all weather and I truly cannot understand
owners who merely pamper their cars as we do, but NEVER drive them!
|This shot reflects the sort of weather we endured for much of our stay...it is a picture of the Isle of Arran taken from the seafront between Ardrossan and Largs!!!!!|
706 miles completed, meaning that our total mileage since buying the car is 22,878.