On the second to last day we spent the evening driving around the mountain roads near our hotel. We got a good view of the sunset from a different vantage point, and saw a ruined house-thingy in a wall.
Here you can see the smoke of the fires from further up in the mountain. It hadn’t rained in Croatia for a long time, so large parts had either been on fire, or were on fire.
I’m currently regretting not posting these as I was there, because I fell like things have been lost in the two months since we came back….
Another lazy day on day 4, more swimming in the sea, more cocktails… However I got up for sunrise (again) but this time went into the mountain first, then came back down to the beach.
At the ripe old age of 31 I have never stopped awake for 24 hours before. I almost made it on the day we went on holiday, but I had squeezed in a 20 minute nap in the evening, so I’m not sure that it counted.
We had a rubbish flight time, which meant we had to be at the airport for 4am. When we got to Croatia, they have a rule that you can’t check in until 3pm. We had packed some swim stuff but we were too tired to do anything really.
Cracking views of the sunset from the balcony though!
As storm Doris passes over the United Kingdom, we seem to have gotten away with it! Apparently the ferries off the Isle this morning/early afternoon were cancelled, but later in the afternoon the sun came out.
Tomorrow morning looks to be calm so hopefully we will be on our way on time.
Once the rain had passed this morning we drove around the Isle, stopping off occasionally to take a photo.
Fingers crossed that the weather stops OK for tomorrow morning, as I plan to get up for sunrise to pop out and take a shot. The weather hasn’t been to great so this is the only opportunity I will have to do this!
Today was forecast to be the best day of our mini break, so today was the day we would try to reach Goatfell Summit. We got up a bit later and had a more relaxed morning, before driving a brief way to park at the start of the walk.
The weather forecast had remained favourable so we set off optimistically to reach the top.
The first thing to note was that it was very windy. Due to this we didn’t make it all the way to the top.
The second thing to note was that on our way back down it started hailing pretty much sideways and we got soaked – so we were glad we didn’t go all the way to the top!
We are now both pretty pooped!
After a rather miserable start to the morning, it brightened up around noon. We managed to squeeze in a couple of walks (North Sannox and Glen Sannox) as well as a trip to the distillery.
A gym session in the morning and two walks has left us a bit pooped.
Overall Arran is exceeding my expectations, which I had set low after Skye and Norway last year.
After a long drive we arrived on Arran. The ferry crossing was smooth, but it was really misty/foggy and raining.