The Portpatrick Hotel
Travel Blogs from Portpatrick
On one of the golf days, I travelled with Kara by train to Edinburgh, to see her safely off to Oz after nearly 3 weeks with us. It's always sad to see her go, but the shoe is normally on the other foot, with me waving her off at Sydney airport. After spending the day on trains, busses and trams I returned to Aberdeen where we had a lovely dinner with an old friend of Ron's, Jim ...
... painted on the sides of buildings as a reminder of the troubles that have occurred here in the past. Next, we drove on the the spectacular Giant's Causeway. We walked a few hundred metres down to the causeway, took in the view with hundreds of other visitors, and then caught a shuttle bus back to the visitor centre where we had some lunch. We continued along the north coast to a ...
... 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 ...
... 2 7 2 5, my total mileage for my 34 day trip! Vital averages: total trip - 80 miles per day, last twenty days - 90 miles per day! Awesome adventure accomplished with no crashes and no punctures! Full steam ahead to the next adventure....
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