Galloway, June 2016

Portpatrick, Port Logan, Kirkubright, Drumore.
1PortP  The Portpatrick Hotel 2PortP  Lifeboat in Portpatrick Harbour 3PortP  Portpatrick Lighthouse 4PortP  An old fishing boat in Portpatrick Harbour
5PortP  Checking the zoom capability on the Canon SX40/HS 6PortP  Path down into Portpatrick from the south 7PortP  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. 8PortPCast  The remains of Dunskey Castle about 1Km south of Portpatrick
9PortPcast  The Dunskey Castle remains seen atop the cliffs 10PortPCast  A view over the North Channel of the Irish Sea from Dunskey Castle Ruins 11PortPFence  A old Bedstead makes an ornamental fence on the Duskey path 13PortPThrift  When we were there the Thrift was in full flower on the cliffs and beside the paths every where we walked
14PortLogan  A few miles south is the quiet hamlet of Port Logan there were lots of folk using the beautiful beach. I prefer Lighthouses 15PortLogan  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. 16DrumoreRock  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!!!!????***. 17Drumore  This breakwater at Drumore is much photographed but I can find no really meaningful history of its Use.
18Drumore  Another view of the "Breakwater" on Cailness Beach, Drumore 19PortPSunset  The sunset over the Irish sea about 10.11PM June 1st 2016 a few yards from the hotel 20PortPoysterC  Oyster Catchers on the rocks at Port Mora near Dunskey Glen 20PortPlh  Killantringan Lighthouse 15 miles north of the Light at The  Mull of Galloway
21PortPLH  A Cose-up of Killantringan Lighthouse 22PortPLH  White tower with 63 steps to top of tower, with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1 storey keeper's house. Black head, Killantringan 23Kirkself  Selfies Kirkcudbright, Gallowy 24KirkGallery  The Harbour through a gallery window with boats in the forground Kirkcudbright
25KirkCast  Maclellans Castle in Kirkcudbright, Galloway 26KirkIris  Irises in the Castle garden, Kirkcudbright