Regular readers may have gathered that I rather like going to lesser known places and lesser visited places. Kilchattan is close to the south east end of the Isle of Bute. It has probably fallen off the bulk tourist trail these days. It felt a homely sort of a place. What caught the eye straight away was a marine weather vane.


Now I found that absolutely charming. That’s a Clyde puffer used as a vane. It looks as though we had a North wind, but it was gentle and certainly not particularly chilling. And a bit later a latter day equivalent of the puffer passed, on its way up into the Clyde.


The vane was by a small jetty with gentle grassland reaching down to the shoreline.



Here’s a part of the coastal village – pastoral and very pleasing is how I judge it.


Despite the rural loveliness, the folks at Kilchattan clearly thought international.


Kilchattan Bay – popular with visitors for 7000 (yes, seven thousand) years.


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