Well it has been a long 7 days since we were out so it would be rude not to go again
Plan was simple to begin with, Lamlash for a nosey and Tarbet for lunch whilst setting off from Largs.
We all left at 11am and headed to Little Cumbrae for a look for the dolphins that was there previous week-none to be seen unfortunately.
Whilst stopped we decided to head for Ailsa Craig instead then Lamlash for lunch due to the excellent weather. We could see the craig from Largs but i kept in mind something my sea going father told me- "if you can't see Ailsa Craig it is raining, if you can see it- it is going to rain soon!"
We eventually arrived and unfortunately there is no way to get ashore other than a single launch ramp-which has huge no unauthorised access signs on it. The only option would be anchor off shore and dinghy it in, unfortunately the only dinghy's we had were all of the 6m plus variety so we couldn't venture ashore
We left to goto Lamlash and we couldn't get ashore there either, wind was making it a little rough for going along the exposed pier so plan B was put into action- Portavadie!
We barely got 5 miles when it was getting really rough but going with it, a quick VHF and regroup due to my back pain and we were off to Tighnabruaich to the new pier they built, we would have lunch there.
Arrived at the new Tighnabruaich pier, went to the Cafe- Closed, went to the restaurant- Fully booked, went to the hotel and we will have a bar meal- Sorry, no food available....oh well, we tried.
Fired up and headed to Rothesay and finally some lunch after many hours of trying.
By time we left was quite dark and was pitch black by time we got back to marina- note to anyone in area, there is a HUGE marker with no light just outside Largs marina and we nearly found it the hard way.
some pics while video uploads........