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Travel Blogs from Stranraer
Well after an 8 hour drive through the night to Scotland. It was nice to get to the comfort of the hotel . I said goodbye to mum but I still dont think she really believes I am going. It's great to have Paul out and be back together but I am seriously spprehensive about the huge mission in front of us. I just hope to god we get through passport control.
... the lighthouse.
It stands above a beach the stretches for miles to the north.
The main draw card to Dunskey Gardens and Maze is a charming
18th century walled garden that has been revitalised and replanted
in recent years. The gardens also has glasshouses, built in Victorian times. I
took myself on a quick walk around, but returned to the tearoom for the start of
the tour ...
On the way
back to the car park, I stopped at a small shop, ‘The Lime Orchid’, a gift shop
and nursery. The proprietor suggested that gardens could still be explored
despite the rain and highly recommended ‘Glenwhan Gardens’ at Dunragit. It
turned out to be a spectacular garden on 12 acres. Winding paths lead you
passed a collection of plants from around the world. The rhododendrons were magnificent.
My bag seemed
heavier than a week ago when I arrived in Edinburgh. Luckily I only had to carry
it across the road from the hotel and into Waverley Train Station to pick up
the car I had hired for the next 12 days.
The drive out
of Edinburgh proved interesting – going the wrong way in the car park; having
difficulty getting the car into reverse (to the left and up, not to the right
as I expected); the lights ...
... Think I’m changing already – more mindful about what I am eating.
Want to lose 4 to 5 stone
What’s your luxury item ?
My Sony Notebook
What’s your most essential item (s) ?
Boots, toothbrush and water
What will you miss the most ?
Ease and convenience of living where everyone speaks English e.g. buying a bottle of water !