The Portpatrick Hotel
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Domestic duties. Found a laundry and arranged to collect our washing in 2 hours. Time to look at Robbie Burns' house, where Scotland's national poet lived for many years, with his wife Jean Armour until he died in 1796. Interesting to look at paintings, drawings, poetry, of course, and the furnishings of the little house they lived in. Supposedly the couple were well off, with a maid, in ...
... mainland Scotland,
The Mull of Galloway. This lighthouse was built in 1830 by Robert Stevenson and
stands 99 metres above sea level. The tower was closed so I walked around the
outside, down to the fog horn. The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of
Birds) have 2 camera on the cliff face here, recording the many seabirds nesting
in the area. A true balancing act for some!
... diagonally left to try and rectify it. It was exhausting fighting the wind the whole time. Every now and then it would get behind you and push you along but that hindered me as I lost my footing coming down a steep section to almost save it and get blown off balance to roll my ankle and take a tumble! Despite the challenge of the wind the scenery was fabulous, we finally began to venture inland, the winds were still prominent but nowhere as harsh. As the day went on the ...
... be told that bikes were not allowed; no negotiating or begging helped. We chained our bikes up and lugged out pannier bags, tents and valuables on board, on a mission to find a bike shop and return in the evening with a new pedal. Finding one to match his cleats wasn't possible, but we happily arrived back at our bikes and fitted one outstandingly odd red pedal! Our technical hitches behind us, we finally enjoyed some drama free days of glorious cycling up ...
... the evening was elegant and showed off the bride and groom beautifully, leaving time for them to mingle with guests.. as well as lots of time for the 3 bands that had been engaged to entertain.. and Lisa and Caroline to get ample time to shake things up on the dance floor.
As the batteries in my camera died at a most inopportune moment, (i.e., on the bus ride on the way to the wedding), my ...