Abonny Guest House
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... found all the streets we wanted but no houses there, mostly car parks and Macdonalds stores. It was nice to see some of the older buildings that would have been there in 1790-1850's when his ancestors lived there.
Did a lovely drive along the coast to Stranrear, flat seas and sunny most ofnthe time.
We have had rain on and off most days but the temp remains about 17-20° which is ok. It gets cold if windy though.
The last couple of days ...
... the skies are blue and it is 17°, people sitting outside their on their patios sunbaking.
Bunston Castle has a golf course next door, so most people staying here will be golfers. There is a castle somewhere and we will look for that tomorrw.
Just watched England win the 1 day cricket series, they beat NZ. ...
... year as a result of the Jet Stream moving out of position according to the meteorologists.
We are in Garlieston for a few nights and read that it was here that during the war the Mulberry Harbour systems were designed and tested as the conditions here are similar to Arromanches. Some pictures are attached which can be clicked and enlarged if you wish to read them.
In a couple of days we are moving further north, perhaps as far as Skye but plans may change as the days go by.
... that is packed up and shipped off, Didn't even find a seafood restaurant, We're staying in the Southview Hotel which is old but nicely decorated, clean and well maintained. The lady that greets us is friendly (you don't get that much over here) and we head off to explore the town, Wander down the main street and buy a few souvenirs then head to the harbour and beach. Just lovely watching the boats, fisherman and dogs, the sun and the water. ...
Domestic duties. Found a laundry and arranged to collect our washing in 2 hours. Time to look at Robbie Burns' house, where Scotland's national poet lived for many years, with his wife Jean Armour until he died in 1796. Interesting to look at paintings, drawings, poetry, of course, and the furnishings of the little house they lived in. Supposedly the couple were well off, with a maid, in ...