My best friends family took me on their holiday to the Isle of Arran just before lockdown in the UK.
Sadly, we weren’t able to travel all over the Island however we did visit the island’s main town – Brodick.
Where is Arran?
Isle of Arran is situated in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Brodick is halfway along the east coast of the island, and this village has a population of 621.
Brodick receives the Islands ferries that come across from Ardrossan in Scotland. It doesn’t take ages to travel on this ferry. From what I remember it was roughly 45 mins to an hour. It was a calm crossing when we went but it was incredibly windy.
828,262 passengers and 202,843 cars travelled on this ferry in 2016
Brodick has much economic activity. There are many family-owned business and tourist attractions such as the Auchrannie Spa and Resort, where we stayed.
I love it even down to the deflated air mattress, the grass in your crocs and the smell of the dew on the grass when you wake up.
We have had so many childhood holidays in tents and caravans. When I say caravans, I don’t mean a static caravan. I mean a tourer caravan. There would be 4 of us in that caravan and our small dog Rollie. At times it was very snugg!
We have travelled all over England, Scotland and Wales in caravans, often staying overnight in a layby if it was a long journey.
Every year we go to a friends farm in South Wales. They are an older couple and we help them out by clearing the polytunnel of weeds or helping clear the land of dead trees.
There’s usually us and 2 other families that go each year. This year it was just us and one other family.
We swam in the sea, saw beautiful waterfalls and trekked through forests. We got to visit places we had never been to before and the weather was beautiful, I got sunburn on my shoulders!
17 days of fun. It flew by!
As you can see, I took lots of photos…
Sorry for the short post, I will be honest. I haven’t been feeling very well this week. I am in quite a bit of pain so I haven’t been in the mood to write or sit at my PC for very long but I do hope to get back to writing regularly soon.