The Galloway Peninsular

The Galloway Peninsular

Howdy! Long-time no blog! I’ve been busy recently and a bit stressed, so I treated myself to a weekend away. I went to the Galloway peninsular in south-western Scotland (it’s the bit that sticks out into the Irish sea and is just 20-odd miles away from Northern Ireland).

Apart from getting stuck in a traffic jam for over two hours that resulted from a fatal car crash (can’t really complain, I wasn’t dead and I got some knitting done) the trip went well.

Here are a few photographic highlights (the full set is here):

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Portpatrick shrouded in early morning fog

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Wigtown – Best. Bookshop. Ever.

Seriously, it was like a TARDIS in there – seven kinds of awesome!

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Kirkcudbright (pronounced ker-koo-bree) showing signs of spring

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Thank the gods for the Co-op – I bought a make-shift picnic lunch and ate it overlooking the harbour at Kirkcudbright. How British is that?

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The Mull of Galloway (most southerly point in Scotland) and its lighthouse – stunning place. Very, very windy (obviously!)

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Feeding some mountain goats in the New Galloway Forest – their eyes look just unreal!

7 thoughts on “The Galloway Peninsular

  1. Ooo – thanks for the virtual tour. I think we were in parts of this area a few years ago, but I guess I missed all the good stuff (like the bookstore!!).

    Glad you are back safely and hope you had a restful time.


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