Sunday, November 29, 2015
Big skies on the Solway, October 2015
Setting off with a fair wind and tide on the Solway Firth.
Prospects at the three priapic pillars of Knockbrex.
The follies of Knockbrex and a convenient cave.
Buzzing walls and more follies at Castle Haven.
A couple of Rumblekirns and much friction between Scotland and England.
Erratic moments on the Mull of Ross, which should not be confused with the Ross of Mull.
Pleasant procrastination during our peregrinations round Slack Heuch Head.
Dark clouds gather above Little Ross, an island with a dark past.
No ghosts on Little Ross Island, despite its tragic past.
A shadow at dawn on Little Ross Island.
A rusty cock, mysterious symbols, dead heads, a high and dry ship and a shaded sundial on Little Ross Island.
Little Ross lighthouse, a lens and an alpine garden.
Gunfire, a lost Queen and a wreck in Kirkcudbright Bay.
A slippery approach to the graceful town of Kirkcudbright and the Selkirk Arms.
The Little Ross "tide race" was like a stroll in the park!
The sound of heavy guns and a mushroom cloud rising over the Solway.
The folly of not bringing a trolley to Barlocco.
Fiery matters at a Barlocco dawn.
A room with a view on Murray's Isles and anomalous petrol pumps.
A race against the tide at Corbies Cove.
A rocky epilogue in Corbies Cove.
Slow paddling mode at the end of our Solway trip.
Hestan Island are a pretty good guide for most of this coast.