Good Friday did happen to be one of THE good days weather wise in 2014.
So I grabbed my sack and headed on down by train to meet a good friend Andy at Adrossan Harbour to head over to Arran my favourite place in Scotland for a walk up Goatfell.
I hadn't been over to this fantanstic island for at least 15 years, much to my regret, Life n' that. So when Andy reckoned he was going to do some walking over there at the Easter weekend I jumped at the chance to revisit Scotland in Miniature.
We boarded the ferry and enjoyed the sail across to Brodick in fine weather.
One of those days your glad you rolled out of bed.
We arrived at Brodick and stepped straight on to one of the buses waiting to take us to Brodick Castle and the start of the trail.
We set off up the trail in warm sunshine heading for the summit of Goatfell on a clear day with fantastic views over the Firth of Clyde.
We took our time going up the hill, no rush!
The views to Holy Isle were amazing on such a clear day.
We reached the summit in good time and with the weather being so good we were able to hang around at the top take 'selfies' and enjoy a well earned lunch.
Andy pointed out that you can see as far as the Paps of Jura on a day such as it was.
Bubba entertains the captive audience at the summit.
Coming off the back of Goat Fell you are rewarded with spectacular views of the Arran mountains inner horse shoe of peaks, ridges and glens like Glen Rosa and Glen Sannox split by The Saddle.
One small step for man. one huge leap for Bubba
The Saddle is a spectacular ridge which drops off the back of Goat Fell with amazing views.
We decided since it was such a nice day we would just go for it and Andy led the way.
Eventually we dropped down into Glen Rosa for the long march down the glen in time to grab a fish supper and the catch the ferry back to Glasgow.
An excellent day out on Arran and Goat Fell
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