Tigh Na Mara Hotel
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... these days. In the afternoon we went to the Devils Porridge Museum where cordite a porridge like substance was made. This was 1 of 9 sites created by Britain to manufacture ammunition during WW1 including a whole village of some 9 miles in size to house and entertain the workforce which was predominantly women as the men were away fighting. This was the largest munitions site in the world at the time it was built. Wednesday we left for Pinwherry where we had booked a B&B for ...
... 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. ...
... tremendous force from the mower and pieced the vehicle wall.
The man who did it was upset too (but not as much as Jim and I) and he took us up to the office to see what we could do. He called his boss, we called the dealer, the manufacturer (for info about warranty, approved repairers etc) and the insurance company. We were given hot drinks (for shock?) and access to the phone so we did not have to use our prepay phone. They did everything they could to help and when ...
... love the UK!
That brings us to today. I stayed in all day and slept and wrote and watched British game shows. The doctor told me it would take a good week for my heels to start to feel better. I'll stay for a few more days and visit the museum and get my bookings set for the ferry to Ireland.
A note for my mother about Wigtown. As I was driving down the beach I'd seen signs for Wigtown. As I got closer I learned it was Scotland's national book town so I knew I had ...