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Dreich In Dunoon

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 26th June 2014

After my trip to Rothesay, I then headed by train to Gourock and then a short ferry ride to Dunoon. Sadly, the weather had turned rather dreich by the time I arrived. The pier itself is no longer open to the public and the ferry docks a few hundred yards away at a new linkspan.

Dreary Dunoon Afternoon

Dreary Dunoon Afternoon

I found some tasty cake at the pier café kiosk which was open but not doing much business, before returning to Gourock on the ferry and thence back to Glasgow.

Tea & Cake, Dunoon

Tea & Cake, Dunoon

View the full gallery of images from Dunoon Pier.

Roaming In Rothesay

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 26th June 2014

I was visiting Glasgow on business for a couple of days and realised that Rothesay and Dunoon Piers were both easily reached by a half-day Rail & Sail journey from the city. So I planned an extra day in Scotland and headed out to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute as my first Scottish pier.

At Rest In The Harbour

At Rest In The Harbour

The weather was a bit variable, but I could not fault the delicious Apple Pie which I enjoyed in a little café facing the pier.

Tea & Apple Pie, Rothesay

Tea & Apple Pie, Rothesay

View the full gallery of images from Rothesay Pier.

Scotland, Here We Come!

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 15th June 2014

There are only two Scottish piers on my listDunoon and Rothesay, both in Argyll & Bute. I’m off to Glasgow for a few days at the end of June, for a couple of days’ work and another couple with time for myself. It turns out that Rothesay and Dunoon are both half-day Rail & Sail excursions from Glasgow, so I’m hoping to be able to tick them off my list very soon. Let’s hope the weather is kind to me on the day I can visit.

Bournemouth’s Little Brother, Boscombe

Posted by Caz on Friday, 13th June 2014

My final pier today was the charming Boscombe, a few miles down the coast from its better known brother Bournemouth. It lwas late afternoon and there were still a few folks on the beach, but the deck chairs had already been packed away:

Deckchair Stack

Deckchair Stack

I didn’t find any tea and cake on the pier, either, so had to make do with a tub of tasty strawberry ice cream from the entrance café isntead.

Ice Cream, Boscombe

Ice Cream, Boscombe

View the full gallery of images from Boscombe Pier.

Beautiful Afternoon In Bournemouth

Posted by Caz on Friday, 13th June 2014

After a little drive from Swanage, I soon arrived at Bournemouth, my penultimate pier for the day. It was a sunny afternoon with fluffy clouds above the golden sands. Plenty of people were out enjoying the sunshine.

Golden Sand & Fluffy Clouds

Golden Sand & Fluffy Clouds

The café at the pierhead served a tasty slice of apple pie and a decent cup of tea. Lovely.

Tea & Apple Pie, Bournemouth

Tea & Apple Pie, Bournemouth

View the full gallery of images from Bournemouth Pier.