In undertaking the coastal road around the Isle of Arran, we passed through Catacol in the Northwest corner. Little more than a hamlet, we stopped at the hotel for a bite to eat and had to simply admire the upkeep of these wonderful old, solid fishermen’s houses.
The front of the houses gave onto the sea while to the rear they were hemmed in by heath and hill.
Benches are set to admire the view.
Ever in hope the bus stop waits.
Looking back to the north one can see Catacol nestled in against the hillside, sheltering from all that nature can throw at it.
If you do go to Arran, make sure you do the coastal loop, you will be well rewarded whatever the weather…..