Wine Tasting at Kirkandrews Kirk

In early June we held a wine tasting fund-raiser in the wee kirk at Kirkandrews. The event was very well attended, helped enormously by the provision of a mini-bus to transport people from and back to Kirkcudbright. Twelve wines were sampled in a blind tasting quiz format although after the first six most people just seemed to be happy to enjoy the drinking part! Members of the kirk trust provided tasty snacks to accompany the wines and the event raised a few hundred pounds to assist with the ongoing repairs and maintenance of the kirk.
Wine Tasting in the kirk

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 some good harbour-side pubs and restaurants too. Here’s the view across the harbour towards the Crown Hotel where we enjoyed an excellent meal and some tasty local beer. The Crown is the black and white building just right of the blue building on the far side of the harbour.
Portpatrick Harbour