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Travel Blogs from Stranraer
... his wife Moira who just happen to live in the same street as Liz.
On another of the golf days, Liz and I had a wonderful walk along the Esk river near the village of Edzell. Beautiful woods, gorges and river, which included a man made salmon ladder to assist salmon on their way upstream, although we didn't see any salmon on the day, nor did we see any otters or red squirrels ...
Today was a full day. We started the day with a 40 minute Journey to Culzean Castle (pronounced Kullane). At one point on our drive we ended up on this tiny narrow road that was barely as wide as our car (and it was paved)! Thought for sure we were lost but nope it took us to where we needed to go. The castle was built in 1777 and sat on a cliff overlooking ...
... gardener, Gabby, as guide. Unbelievably, I was the only
interested party! I spent a lovely hour with Gabby, who explained the history
of the gardens and passionately pointed out particular treasures in the plant
collection. The walled garden is edged by a woodland, with loch side views,
rich flora and fauna. I was accompanied for part by a herd of cattle!
I ventured to the most southerly ...
quite disappointingly, with rain. Quite miserable in fact. A change of plans
I drove from
Portpatrick, north into the town of Stranraer, a terminal for ferries to
Belfast. The Stranraer Museum is housed in the historic Old Town Hall, built in
1776. A small but fascinating display of the shire’s past, including one of Scotland’s
oldest ploughs, a look at Stranraer’s Polar explorers, ...
... I moved to the Haven Cross where I had booked for the next few days, a reprieve to continue resting and get ready for Ireland, Wales and England.
I had come to the conclusion, after several days of not being able to walk more than a few feet without extreme pain, that my walk was over, but still hoped to do more later on. My friend in Wales texts every so often and when I told him I was injured he said, "Get to a doctor to have it checked...it's free." I knew it was free ...