A DOGGY DAY ADVENTURE
I love days away with the dogs but my last van wasn’t reliable enough to go anywhere far but now I have a new van I was desperate to go somewhere nice. Our last doggy day out was at Great Cumbrae last year so we’ve been long over due another. Doggy day outs usually involve my friend Isobel and her dog Chilli and me and my own dogs Ruby and Flo. But today special doggy guests Roxy and Oscar came along for the fun too. We love visiting the islands and have also been dog walking in Arran too. So we left on the morning hoping the weather would stay warm and dry and not really knowing what things to do on Bute but deciding beforehand to visit Ettrick Bay, Scalpsie Bay the Kingarth Stone circle and find somewhere nice for lunch.
A ONE MILE LONG GOLDEN BEACH
So first place we visit is Ettrick Bay on the west coast to let the dogs run and play for a bit. It has a gorgeous 1 mile long beach, fine sands. It’s just so super clean and safe (monitored by SEPA) and the water is crystal clear. There is no litter, no oily patches and the water is crystal clear. So much nicer than rambling in erskine with the pooches.
It was hot and sunny and the dogs loved just running around and swimming to cool off.
We walked nearly the whole length of the bay, met and spoke to some fellow dog owners then returned back and ate lunch outside at the Ettrick Bay Tearoom. Brill place to go and food was fab.