Our Trip to Portavadie Marina and the Kyles of Bute on Saturday 31st July 2010 was a great success, despite some mixed inclement weather. After our ferry crossing from Gourock to Dunoon, we headed over the hill towards Colintraive and Tighnabruaich. It was a pity the hills were shrouded in mist and drizzle. Our lunch at the marina was excellent - the staff looked after us and our stomachs very well indeed. After leaving the marina we headed to Tighnabruaich, but at this point the heaven's opened with rain and we opted to wait at the pier to watch the Waverley arriving, before implementing 'Plan B'. Some 15 minutes later, we were heading back up the road to the Kyles viewpoint - and here the sun was splitting the skies. Our journey then took us up to Strachur and back down the side of Loch Eck to Dunoon, where we had around an hour to look around the town. As we were leaving Dunoon, the Waverley also arrived on her return journey of the day. A great day was had by all. Click here for some photos from the day's outing.