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2010 Blair Atholl Patrol Jamborette

Day 3 - July 15th - Ayrshire to Hadrian's Wall

We spent the evening of our second day at the Irvine Sea Scouts' hall in Ayrshire. This put us in a perfect position to start the third day of touring at the National Maritime Musem, set in a reconstructed maritime engine repair building in Irvine. 

Everything about oceangoing shps is huge!

Our Scouts were used to making rope - many troops own rope machines made from scrap wood and hooks - but this full-size version showed how it's really done. 

The Scouts loved the radio controlled boat tank

One of the volunteers gave us a lecture on a steam engine he had helped to restore. 

The Scouts built model boats using sticks and pieces of foam, powered by battery propellor units. 
From Irvine we headed south into Dumfries and Galloway, to tour Caerlaverock Castle. 

Caerlaverock is an unusual triangular castle in a flooded moat. It was built in the 13th century, and extensively rebuilt in the 16th and 17th centuries. After a siege in 1640, during Charles I's war with the Covenanters, it was partially destroyed and abandoned. 

Hadrian's Wall was built by the Romans to mark the northernmost extent of their territory in Britannia. Today, it's in England - the present border is further north. 

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