The castle here was the inspiration for the castle in Tintin's "The Black Island". Being a huge Tintin fan this was big stuff for me. However, Herge seemingly put Lochranza's castle on the top of Goat Fell, in the middle of the sea. A bit of artistic license.
The village surrounds the bay, where deer come down and munch everything, everywhere. Deer trimming people's hedges; deer keeping the golf course well manicured.
Up on the hill is the Stone Man's house, where he makes art works out of stones from the beaches.
|Frida. After Frida Kahlo.|
|Obstacle on the third hole.|
|Nearly every house had a US Mail postbox. Must have been some kind of local inside joke.|
|Frida and Fred. Fred lives in the village but travels worldwide on a frequent basis: he is the manager for quite a famous musician.|