Tag Archives: Coast

October Coastal Walks

We had a few good walks around the local coastline in October. Here’s a selection of pictures from the walks. There is a good footpath from Isle of Whithorn that gradually gains height along the cliffs to Burrow Head. Here more »

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September Miscellany

Through the summer, we have been having regular visits from a sparrow hawk. Here he/she is, perched on the garden fence waiting for breakfast. A spider web showing off some fresh raindrops from a passing shower. As summer draws to more »

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More July Activities

Wine o’ Clock has been taking place most Friday evenings through the year but it’s good to be able to venture outdoors now that we have a taste of summer weather. There are still a few fleece jackets in evidence more »

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Portpatrick

We had a day trip over to Portpatrick, near Stranraer, to meet our friends Hilary and Jonathan who had sailed over from Largs via Northern Ireland. Portpatrick is probably the most scenic harbour village in Dumfries & Galloway and has more »

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Wind & Trees

This is the effect of the prevailing winds on our coastal trees. Here is a hawthorn tree just coming into leaf as the gorse in the foreground is in full flower. Here are a couple more trees right down by more »

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Feb 2016

One of our Wednesday morning walks was along the coast road from Auchencairn to Balcary Bay. It gave us a good view of Hestan Island and the posts that used to support fishing nets. The coastline at the far right more »

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January 2016

After the storms of Christmas and the New Year we’ve had a fairly mild, quiet January with some memorable sunsets. Here’s a random set of pictures through the month so far. The sun setting over Burrow Head at the end more »

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Winter Solstice

Here’s the sun going down over Wigtown Bay on 21st December. Looking forward to the lengthening days and Spring just around the corner!

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Autumn Scenes

A few pictures from walks around Craig Cottage over the last month or so. The stormy Autumn weather has dumped plenty of rain on us but we’ve also had some very impressive sunsets and cloud formations. Here are a few more »

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Happy Birthday, Gabrielle!

Today was Gabrielle’s birthday and we went for one of our favourite local hikes around the coast to Brighouse Bay. Here’s the birthday girl and her dog on the coastal path. Betty enjoyed splashing around in the sea and stayed more »

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