A Birthday at Lochranza

Lochranza castle is just a 5 minute walk from the site

Wow! How lucky am I? I have just celebrated my 62nd birthday at one of the most beautiful spots on Arran. Nor have my friends and family forgotten me in this slightly isolated spot, where the nearest shop is 7 miles away. The postal service did a good job delivering cards and amazingly flowers from as far afield as New Zealand. The flowers were from Carol and Barry in NZ and the process of ordering the flowers was complicated and a little tricky! But what a fantastic surprise!!! My only problem was where to display them as I only had a very small vase. Luckily Gazza has a penchant for fizzy water. So I just cut up an empty water bottle and Hey Presto an impromptu vase appeared!

Our van is rather compact inside and a bit short on display areas but I managed to string up my cards across the cupboards.

There was a very clever card from the other Dangerous Sister…….

Gary and I were working in the camp site office in the morning but caught a bus from outside the campsite at 12:50 to go into Brodick for a celebration lunch at Crofters’ Music Bar Bistro
https://croftersmusicbar.com/. This is a lovely bar which holds live music sessions and also plays a wide selection of Folk, Jazz, Pop and Country music on its tape loop.

This young man along with a great fiddle player was playing at Crofters when we called in a few Sundays ago.
Along with the Scottish Craft Beers they also serve a wide selection of different gins and whiskeys

The toilets are interesting too and have a musical theme with sheet music for wallpaper .
….and a guitar shaped toilet seat…..perfect for large bottoms!!1

Then sadly it was back to yet another beautiful evening at the campsite.

8 thoughts on “A Birthday at Lochranza

      1. I love Scotland’s ‘interesting’ weather and find it endlessly fascinating! I have wanted very much to return to Arran since we first visited a few years ago – such a wonderful part of the world (but then I am biased because I love the Scottish isles generally!).

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      2. Me too. North West Scotland and the islands are my favourite places….even in the rain. Hopefully you will fit in Arran again sometime after your Orkney adventures.

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