We have a very quiet evening parked on the beach at Ballatrae. Up early again, we coffee have some fruit and go for a half hour walk around the village. It’s very quiet place this time of the morning, but then again it was yesterday afternoon as well. We wave goodbye to our neighbours, two of the three driving Irish registered motorhomes.
Driving north again on the A77 following the coast. The road is relatively narrow, closely following the water’s edge. Not sure if it’s still the Irish Sea out there but Ailsa Craig can be seen through the mist occasional. I try for a picture but it disappears again in the mist and the photo is not worth posting.
Arriving at Crossraguel Abbey just in time for toast and coffee in the carpark. We passed Culzean Castle a couple of miles back but the £15pp entry fee encouraged us to drive on and visit Crossraguel instead.
We say goodbye to the lady in the office and continue our travells following the coastline on the A78. We could turn and take the M77 straight to Glasgow but as we don’t have a stopping spot planned we decide to stay on the coast, following the Firth of Clyde into the mouth of the Clyde River. Its lunchtime by now and the Sunday traffic is picking up, mind you I had to ask Pam if it was Sunday. In campercar world everyday is Sunday !
We stop for lunch in a small carpark overlooking the water near Seamill, we discuss Glasgow and decide to sort it out after a nap.
Glasgow is not a motorhome friendly place, there is no dedicated parking. The only parking is the P&R adjoining several of the train stations. But they state no overnight parking. However we do find some dedicated parking at Dunbarton Fortress and there is a railway station just up the street. So we decide to give Dunbarton a go.
After breakfast we lock up the Hymer and walk up to East Dunbarton Railway Station, a train arrives just as we do and luckily enough its heading for Queen Street Station in Glasgow. The train has a conductor and he charges us £5pp for the return ticket. He explains that we can break the journey which will prove handy later.
That’s the end of the LP guided tour, thank goodness it’s all downhill from here. The walk has taken us two hours to finish. We find a nice little coffee shop and relax. We were last in Scotland 7 years ago and you couldn’t get anything but instant coffee back then. So for something a little different, the LP states that Glasgow is the home of Indian food in Scotland. Arguably the best in Glasgow is Mother India in West Glasgow. So we head to central railway to try and find it….
A little disappointed, we walk back to the station. We managed an express home to East Dunbarton in only 15 minutes but we would have enjoyed the Dali more. The Hymer is waiting for us with cold beer and wine and some leftover. Which is luck as its been a long day !