Monday, 26 August 2013

Holiday time has been a busy month, plenty to do at the allotment and our annual holiday as well.  This year we decided to spend longer in Scotland and this turned out to be a good idea. On our first evening in Gatehouse we walked to the tiny village on Anworth to look at the ruins of the old church and the modern replacement.
 The inscriptions on the oldest gravestones have completely worn away.
I like looking at gravestones. You can get a sense of families from the information. How some members live a long life but how so many do not make it beyond infancy.

Last year we did not make the trip to Cream o Galloway so this year it was a must. Our round trip was 15 miles as went via the sea shore.

The tide came in quite quickly so went did not spend much time paddling.

We had triple ice creams to help us start the journey back to Gatehouse

On our second full day went travelled to Kirkcudbright by bus. We visited Broughton House and gardens.

Our third day entailed a walk from Gatehouse  to the site of the old Gatehouse Station some six miles away.

 view of the Viaduct and Visitor Centre.
 Gatehouse Station  buildings now privately owned.
It's six miles back Biddle!

we actually did about 14 miles and we diverted and walked along the river.

We needed those long walks to work off some of the calories from the food we ate in the evenings!


Angela said...

looks really nice. Biddle looks he is having a nice rest in the tree xxx

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun trip. The Broughton House garden photos are beautiful.

Pumpkin said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday. TFS the pictures :) I love going to graveyards too. They can be quite interesting.