Galloway, June 2016
Portpatrick, Port Logan, Kirkubright, Drumore.
The Portpatrick Hotel
Lifeboat in Portpatrick Harbour
An old fishing boat in Portpatrick Harbour
Checking the zoom capability on the Canon SX40/HS
Path down into Portpatrick from the south
St Andrew's Kirk was built in the 16th century; however, the circular tower was created earlier and is thought to be medieval.
The circular shape of the church is unusual and it has been suggested that it once served as a lighthouse.
The remains of Dunskey Castle about 1Km south of Portpatrick
The Dunskey Castle remains seen atop the cliffs
A view over the North Channel of the Irish Sea from Dunskey Castle Ruins
A old Bedstead makes an ornamental fence on the Duskey path
When we were there the Thrift was in full flower on the cliffs and beside the paths every where we walked
A few miles south is the quiet hamlet of Port Logan there were lots of folk using the beautiful beach. I prefer Lighthouses
Another view of Port Logan Lighthouse.The origins of Port Logan date back to 1682, when the local McDouall lairds built a pier and a village which was originally called Port Nessock.
We saw this Menhir standing in a field above Drumore. I thought a photo was in order to record the historic site! A local advised us as we left that it had only been there 3 years!!!!????***.
This breakwater at Drumore is much photographed but I can find no really meaningful history of its Use.
Another view of the "Breakwater" on Cailness Beach, Drumore
The sunset over the Irish sea about 10.11PM June 1st 2016 a few yards from the hotel
Oyster Catchers on the rocks at Port Mora near Dunskey Glen
Killantringan Lighthouse 15 miles north of the Light at The Mull of Galloway
A Cose-up of Killantringan Lighthouse
White tower with 63 steps to top of tower, with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1 storey keeper's house. Black head, Killantringan
Selfies Kirkcudbright, Gallowy
The Harbour through a gallery window with boats in the forground Kirkcudbright
Maclellans Castle in Kirkcudbright, Galloway
Irises in the Castle garden, Kirkcudbright