The Downshire Hotel
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... on a beautiful afternoon while Nina and I went for a nice long walk. We were in Portpatrick because it was a cute place that we enjoyed the first time around, and just wanted to putze around a bit and generally relax. It fit the bill perfectly. Onward, we headed back towards Edinburgh a few days later, dropping Will and Nina in Glasgow on the way. If anyone is interested, they were very happy with the "Number 10" ...
... wipers being on opposite sides; how to
adjust the volume on the radio etc! I also did not have a decent map! Despite
all this, I made it to Portpatrick.
of the way on the A702, I was very pleased when I passed the sign indicating my
entry into Dumfries and Galloway. I stopped for lunch at the Clatteringshaws
Loch Visitor Centre. A short walk along the loch’s edge leads you to Bruce’s
... nothing dried. We packed up, had breakfast and off we went. The rain had stopped over night and the wind had calmed down. We walked through the pine plantation to come across numerous trees that have come down over the path, so we had to weave our way through the pines. Eventually we made it on to the track and we were off heading for the summit of Craig Airie Fell. The view from the summit was amazing as we could see where we walked from in previous days and where we ...
... reception to drop our bags off. They took it in and then we headed to Princes Street. The weather was wet but it only sprinkled briefly. When we arrived we took a few pics then headed to Princes Mall. There wasn't much. I think more effort was put into the stores on the main streets. It was like Manurewa Mall, neglected and not that many main stream stores . We went to the food court and just sat there for a bit. Once it was 1pm, we headed back to ...
... t run for 20 years!! I tried with my wing man Niall (his crazy idea) to ask some locals in my basic French if they knew anyone with a boat who we could pay to take us across to the mainland! Needless to say we didn't have a chance! Big backtrack later we were back on track going in the right direction with spirits still high.
Arriving into rainy Rosslare in Ireland from Brittany we were met by an outstanding tail wind and stormed to 120 miles, ...