Arran Part Four Ah, back to the consistent rain this day. Our plan of attack was initially to seek out the “King’s Cave”, where it is alleged that no less than Robert the Bruce himself had done seven hundred years previously when on the run after some disastrous battles. It is here that the legend of the spider, Try, Try and Try Again, was born. If we had enough time left I also wanted to visit the biggest group of the many stone circles found across Arran.
Arran Part Three Although not completely off, the rain on the Monday was altogether lighter and a lot more intermittent than it had been the previous day. The children had studied the book and map that the site owner lady had written out for us and decided we were going to find the viewing point we needed for the “Sleeping Warrior”. This was a position on the island from which the formation of some of the mountains resembled a medieval soldier sleeping on his side.
Arran Part Two The night we’d arrived had been the end a beautiful sunny day. The morning after, however, turned out to be anything but. The notorious West Coast rain was making an appearance after a great, mostly dry, summer over this side. We’d come prepared for this though, so armed with waterproofs we jumped in the van for a trip around the island, hoping we’d get a chance to get out and see some sights along the way.