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Auchencairn Bay

Nothing very special here, just some pleasant views that we came across a month or so ago, between Auchencairn and Balcary . . . Almorness Point   Woodland on Torr Point   The hills at the head of the Bay.

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Pub Grub . . .

They certainly feed you well in these parts . . . Fish and chips at The Mariner, Kippford.     Here’s to the next time . . .

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The State We’re In . . .

“It does not contain any requirement for the UK Government to implement the results of the referendum, nor set a time limit by which a vote to leave the EU should be implemented. Instead, this is a type of referendum … Continue reading

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You just don’t know what to expect . . .

Some time ago – last April to be exact – our Dentist found a coloured patch in the roof of my mouth and referred me to the local hospital for it to be examined. The hospital in question, Darlington Memorial … Continue reading

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Rabbiting On . . .

On a grey, wet, cold day we set off for a Sunday lunch out. Mad, or what ? We booked a table at The Clachan Inn the night before in a fit of enthusiasm, but rather regretted it come the … Continue reading

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The NHS comes up trumps again . . .

Off to the erstwhile Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, now renamed the Mountainhall Treatment Centre, for a visit to the Audiology Department brought about by our move to Scotland.  The first thing we noticed was that there were plenty of … Continue reading

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud . . .

After a somewhat unproductive trip to Dalbeattie to check up on the arrival or non-arrival of a dining set we took ourselves off to Kippford and checked on the pubs there. The Anchor appeared to be closed, but the Mariner … Continue reading

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A Cold Night . . .

A very cold night. At 8.15 am it was 0°C in our porch (double glazed, but no heating) and -5°C on the car thermometer when I cranked the engine into life. Later on, c.10.30 am, in the garage attached to … Continue reading

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A Grand Day Out . . .

The weather forecast said fine and sunny but cold – and it was correct. After defrosting the car we set off for Port William where we had booked at table at “The Clansman” restaurant. The roads were frosty but dry … Continue reading

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A New Year Outing . . .

Garlieston Not having been for an “outing” in recent weeks, the weather being not actually inclement, we took to the road. North westwards along the A75 to Newton Stewart where Sainsbury’s was open and we got a few essentials and … Continue reading

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