Category Archives: Holidays

A nice we toon 3 . . .

Back to Kirkcudbright today, but by the main road route so as to have more time there.  We kicked off at the Stewartry Museum, which like so many local museums has a mass of stuff on show, and needs a steady programme of visits to take in each topic in a digestible manner.  We lunched… Read More »

Crabs . . .

A quiet and very necessary day of recovery, which was a bit unfortunate as it was a nice bright sunny one.  Largely spent reading the books we had purchased.  But we ventured as far as the Galloway Smoke House and bought two fresh crabs for lunch.  They were very nice, but I did not think… Read More »

Wigtown . . . and Books . . .

Another rainy day so we chose an indoors activity and went to Wigtown.  Wigtown is billed as Scotland’s book town.  There are too many book shops to “do” in one day but we visited several, large and small, and I regret to say bought many books – we are supposed to be getting rid of… Read More »

Portpatrick . . .

In contrast to yesterday, today turned out bright and sunny, so we headed off to Portpatrick on the west coast.  By the time we arrived it was time for lunch.  We looked in two places to eat, one was deserted (not a good sign – it was a Bank Holiday !) and another (a pub)… Read More »

Carvery . . .

On a cloudy and dull day it was good to head into Newton Stewart at midday and go to “The Crown” for their carvery lunch.  The Crown is never going to win any prizes for smartness or decoration – “well used” might be the best description, but the dining room was clean and tidy and… Read More »