Category Archives: Holidays

Gatehouse of Fleet . . .

Another nice sunny day, but breezy.  To Gatehouse of Fleet to see and have lunch in the Old Mill  by the river of which we have good memories from our previous visit.  Alas ! The place is still going strong … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A nice wee toon 2 . . .

Kirkcudbright again – we like Kirkcudbright – via the unclassified back road from Creetown over the hills.  At New Rusko, near the site of the former Gatehouse of Fleet railway station (several miles away from Gatehouse) the road becomes the … Continue reading

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A Right Beltie . . .

A nice bright sunny day with a boisterous gusty wind.  Our aim was again Wigtown, and in particular, Beltie Books.  A smallish shop with a nice café in which we lunched.  Then alas we bought more books.  I wandered around … Continue reading

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A Gem of a Place . . .

A quiet day yesterday. Mr and Mrs Grubb provided us with a basket full of clean linen and towels, obviously they plan on a weekly change.  So we pottered about, remade the beds and read more books. It rained overnight … Continue reading

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It’s the Mulberries stoopid . . .

Garlieston is a little known village on Wigtown Bay at which the beach geology and configuration is much the same as the beaches of Normandy – as is also the tidal range.  From 1943 inwards it was used as a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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