Ya Butey

6th November 2011, 21 photos.

The classic winter day trip to the island of Bute for lunch. One wee complication though - we got overhead and the runway was completely obscured by fog meaning we couldn't land (because we couldn't see it). We circled for a bit, scratching our heads, then Kim had the inspired idea to fly round Arran for a bit of sight-seeing and time-killing before trying again. When we got back to Bute for another go, one end of the runway was clear of fog and visible, just. Landed. Lunched. Warmed feet. Ya Butey!

Freezing morning air near West Linton


Freezing fog


River Clyde snaking towards Biggar


Strange water-tower(?) thing dwarfs the nearby houses, Lanarkshire


Lanark church steeple sticks through the fog


Little Cumbrae and Bute ahead, but runway fog-bound so we can't land


Arran awaits


So off for a look at Arran - Goat Fell


Goat Fell


Brodick and Holy Island, Arran


Ailsa Craig glimmers in the distance beyond the southern end of Arran


Goat Fell


Goat Fell


Back to Bute for another look - one end of the runway now clear of fog - sort of - but that's enough for us!


After the pub lunch on Bute - fog gone! Yippee! We'll get home.


A look back over the shoulder climbing out of Bute




Dunoon, Holy Loch and Loch Long






Loch Lomond - it's down there, honest.


6th November 2011, 21 photos. View this album in Flickr.