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... we made our way to Turnberry to get our bearings and to see some of the practise rounds. As it turned out Wednesday was to be the best day of the entire tournament weather wise as we had everything thrown at us over the 4 days of golf. When the wind blew how it blew and when it rained it was pretty heavy. Fortunatelyy the latter part of the afternoon of the last day although overcast was wind free and made for great viewing as the players completed the tournament. As expected ...
... 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. ...
... a sight. Approximately a hundred came in for a 'snack' of raw meat. They were reintoduced as the large population which used to live here was killed off over a 400 year long period of persecution. At that time rewards were offered for their carcasses. The present population seems to be thriving well now.
This area tends not to be on the main tourist route as most people race up further north but they (and us in previous years) are really missing out. The scenery is ...
... took my shots. After a couple of hours at the house, I drove back to Innerleithen and checked in. It just so happened that Innerleithen was having their summer festival, the celebration of St. Ronan. There were parades and bands all night, then the next day another, proper parade and more bands. Had I stayed all day I would have seen the battle and marriage of the bands - two brass and one bagpipe.
I went to St Mary's Loch the next day, fully intending to camp the ...