I remember once as a child going to the coast with a friend from my primary school class. Her parents lived very near mine and some how I got invited along with her and her younger brother. I remember walking through long grass and over a small dune to reach the beach. I even remember yellow flowers. I have often wondered where that beach was but as the friend in question died last summer, I can no longer ask her. I had ruled out Ayr and Prestwick and I know it was nearby so I am beginning to suspect it was South beach at Troon. Although I have been to North beach at Troon a couple of times in recent years, I don't think I was ever on South beach till today so it's nice to finally put a name to a distant memory from the mid-70s at last.