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... much to be without internet access, even if it's just for Radio 4 or music, wi-fi access is a selling point for campsites.
... decided on Kirkcudbright. The route meant we had to virtually go back to our base but any time riding the bike in the sunshine is time well spent so off we went. Kirkcudbright is a nice little town with a bit of a cafe culture going on in the town centre, there are also loads of galleries and craft centres, for a town this size it has more than its fair share. The sign coming in described it as Artist Town, they weren't lying.
Set off from home only 30 mins late, should have gone to bed earlier instead of watching UFC 'til 3am but hey ho it's a bank holiday. SatNav reports a 2:30 hour trip to Gorsebank camp site a couple of miles outside Dalbeatie, the weather is cool but not cold and it's dry, great biking weather. Riding along the A68 we stop at some malfunctioning traffic lights which stay on red for us 3 times in a row, eventually the old geezer at the ...
... into the next village, Kirkcudbright,
known as the ‘artists’ town’, and visited Broughton House and Garden, the home
and studio of artist Edward Atkinson Hornel, from 1901 – 1933. It is an 18th
century house, which displays a collection of his work, his book collections
and is furnished impeccably in the style of his time. It also houses an
exhibition of unique timber furniture by ...
... me!). On to
Wigtown, Scotland’s designated Scotland’s National Booktown. Broccoli and stilton
soup made a very satisfying lunch in a small café/bookstore, ‘Glaisnock Café’.
I resisted to buy. Well just! Only one
purchase, a PD James novel from the local community shop for 50 pence!
Onto ’The Murray Arms Hotel’, in Gatehouse of Fleet, my base
for 2 nights.