Thanks all. I'd a good crossing and spent the night on the Ayr beach front. Special bays for motorhomes, charged at £10 from 22 April. Very narrow bays but lovely view, with swans on the sea. Met up with MyGalSal who used to be on here. Had the best chinwag and a super Italian meal out.
After morning coffee with Sal n Don I headed up the road to Bishopton, staying in the train station carpark which is less than 100yds from my BIL n SIL. Took the roads less travelled; was horrified at the amount of rubbish at the side of the roads, mile after mile. I don't blame the council for not lifting it - they've enough to do with their limited budgets - I blame the dirty hallions who put it there.
Another evening of catchup - my tongue (and ears) are getting plenty exercise! And a delicious meal of haggis, neeps n tatties (my request).
Off next day, again by back roads, to Bridge of Allen. I stopped en route to make a cup of coffee n climb to the Queen's View to get a very satisfying hit of the hills round that area. I spent the day with a cousin and had an Indian meal this time! Along with a complimentary glass of red since it was Mother's Day.