Galloway Arms Hotel
Travel Blogs from Newton Stewart
This may just be a mini blog but it was a trip to find out what worked for us on the bike and what didn't . I'm sure anyone who goes camping regularly will look at this and say "Yeah, of course you fool" but here goes for what we've learned on a camping trip for two on a motorbike.
- Ground mats are essential, they take up space but have one each, you will freeze during the night.
- Skinny sleeping base are a false economy, buy warm and sleep on top if you're too ...
Time for a ride out to see what's about. There are signs for the Solway Coastal road in the town so we head off hoping for seat by the sea, an ice cream and fish and chips. The Satnav says 20 miles and takes us back through Castle Douglas which isn't too bad as the road is very good and we continue on to Rockcliffe on the local A and B roads which are equally as good and very quiet. In hindsight this area would be a great place to spend a ...
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 ...
... maker, Ian Cameron –
Smith. The garden is nestled behind the house and is greatly influenced by his
love of Japan. The peonies were amazing!
Too cold to
venture far, I discovered the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory, up a country lane.
Lovely hot chocolate and nut and berry slice, and filled with small children
due to the Wee Beanies Club activities.
Before a nana
nap, I wandered the ...
... AD 431.
Whithorn is considered to be Scotland’s oldest Christian
settlement and this is reflected in the exhibitions in the little museum, which
also has a lovely tearoom! Very hard to resist the homemade cakes!
For a change of focus, I intended to visit the Bladnoch
(Single Malt Whisky) Distillery, but found it closed (due to financial
difficulties the man who filled the car with ...