It's always fun to have a skeleton key for your door key, isn't it??
Goodbye Ferry Inn - it has been fun!!
|That's our ferry on the FAR side. it's on demand, meaning they have to see you standing there. We really didn't have to wait long for him to fire up the engines and come get us and two others.|
|a big pumping boat (or so it looked to me) passed by as we were boarding, we had to wait for him to pass before we could cross.|
|Hum, maybe we SHOULD get Butch a Kilt??|
|Frog figuring out how to get into town to the train station... bus located... and off we go!!!|
From the Maybole station (which by the way Maybole is VERY tiny) I asked the nice train stop shop keeper to call us a cab. She did. it was a short ride from Maybole to the Castle - what an arrival!!
We were able to pull right up to the front of the circular drive and get out with our suitcases amidst all the people there for the museum. HOW FUN that was... then into the museum, and take a shortcut through the armory to the elevator then up to the third floor to our room.
|our room is the top floor just to the right of the turret in the center.!|
|the view from our room|
|Our room - we did have them remake it into twin beds for us. It was SO nice ... they were so squishy!!|
|The drawing room|
|the view from the drawing room. The garden you can see must have been the servants garden in the past as it was at the same level as the walkway for them.|
After checking in we went to check out the park that surrounds this awesome castle!
|random shot of our room items.|
|We literally have the keys to the Castle - we can get into the castle after hours... YES!!|
|this is the "near" end of the swan pond - at this point we turned around and headed back - not knowing there was an ice-cream house at the FAR end of the pond. Drat it! Oh, well. We needed a potty break anyway!|
We had arranged for our dinner to be at 7pm.
|LOOK at all that silver wear!!!!|
|Chicken Stuffed with Haggis. VERY good.|
|Angela's Ayrshire beef.|
Good night world!!