Log 6 Aug 2016

SUIDHE CHATAIN – 6 Aug 2016

On Saturday 6th August 4 members (Billy, Donald, Allan and Derek) and one guest Richard McKinlay met (complete with bikes) at Wemyss Bay Pier to catch the 09:25 Ferry to Rothesay.  
On arriving at Rothesay we cycled to Kilchattan Bay via Mount Stuart House grounds.  As some members wished to return, with their wives, we did not go on a tour round Mount Stuart House.
On arrival at Kilchattan Bay we found the start of the climb and ascended steeply to the top of SUDHE CHATAIN, marked with a Trig Point.
The views round 360 degrees were absolutely magnificent.  It may not be the highest hill we’ve climbed (157m) but certainly one with the most rewarding views. In view were Ailsa Craig, Holy Isle, Arran, Jura, Kintyre, Inchmarnock, Kyles of Bute, Cowal Hills, Gourock, Largs, the Cumbraes and the Ayrshire coast.
After descending the hill in excellent weather there was a threat of rain consequently we reluctantly took shelter in the Kingarth Hotel, until the threat of rain passed.
               
Radio Bute, on hearing of our adventure had invited us in for an interview “On Air” for transmission at 16.45.
Four of us went along to the studio whilst the 5th Member, again reluctantly, went to the Black Bull Inn to hear the Broadcast.
Mike Blair, the local DJ, interviewed us, on air, and played 60’s numbers of our choice, as it was “The Old Gold” programme.
Billy was questioned on his Slick days, and Mike played one of his numbers.
             
We returned by the 17:30 Ferry after an excellent day out.
Report by Derek Hall