Busy busy busy, Lots of work stuff on at the moment and today I’m actually in work for 0830. Crikey…early night tonight. What an experience everywhere is busy…couldn’t get a seat on the train. Was full of school children…school kids…I didn’t know they made them anymore. A busy week if i’m off to connect on saturday…GET IT DONE!
Archive for August, 2008
Sunday seen a spot of fishing. The destination Millport. A small wee island accessible from largs. The train from Glasgow central takes about an hour to get to Largs then it’s a 2 minute walk to the ferry which runs every 30 mins or so and only takes 10 minutes to get there. Now if the day befores weather was anything to go by it was waterproofs but I was quietly confident it wasn’t to be. Shorts and T-shirt was the order of the day. Once on the ferry these were our views…
Out the back:
And where we were going:
Shorts and T-shirt instantly paid off. The ferry drops you off at a wee harbour but you have to get a bus into Millport the main town which is about 4 miles round the coast…we just cycled it. Now fishing was the order of the day. We hadn’t had much luck sea fishing…infact I’d go as far as to say none 🙂 . So halfway to millport we stopped to try some fishing. No Luck but didn’t actually lose any gear. It was here when a couple of old guys started fishing a bit up from us who clearly knew what they were doing (assuming, just cause they were old) one guy using different gear from us and catching fish while the other guy using the same as us was catching nothing. Once we spied what it was we headed the rest of the way into millport to find the fishing shop and grab some lunch.
Having found what we were looking for in the fishing shop (after eventually owning up to the shop owner I have no idea what I’m doing but know what I needed to catch fish) we headed back to the same spot. Lee unleashed some beers he’d stashed…hoorah. The fish we were after: Mackerel. The bait we were using: Feathers (well fake plastic ones) We both setup with the new bait. With instant success. The way feathers work is that there are actually up to 5 feathers with hooks on so when a shoal swims through you actually end up catching 5 at a time. I only had 3 on but was more than happy. End of the day I caught 11 and Lee caught a stupidly impressive 17. Great day out, got completely sunburnt. Ended the day with Fish and chips in Largs…Jackpot. Now We’ve mastered the sea I think it might be time for a trip back to Rothesay.
Imagine the scene…It’s raining and the phone rings…It’s a friend who says lets go for a walk…I’ll bring my dog. Done deal. The location Mugdock park just outside Milngavie. The place is actually massive but we chose to walk round the reservoirs. 2 massive reservoirs that have been filled artificially by two 26 mile underground tunnels from Lock Katrine. Who knew my blog could be so educational. Also When the reservoirs are full they hold enough water to supply Glasgow for twelve days. Anyway all this is irrelevant, I got to walk a dog. This is Stovie…great name for a dog.
Cross between a springer spaniel and something else I think…It’s also irrelevant…I love dogs. Great fun. Especially ones that jump in drinking water and puddles. I also ended up soaked and covered in muddy paw prints trying to match stovies enthusiasm. Great day out, even though it rained…will have to go and look at the rest of mugdock park.