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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




Inverkip Power Station




Dunoon, Holy Loch and Loch Long




John




Kim




Loch Lomond - it's down there, honest.