It is with heavy heart, that within the next hour we are setting off and heading back home. I think it will be a long drive at the pace of a Snail.
Before I write any more, I must say a big thank you to Alison Smith (aka @Kirklauchline on Twitter), for letting us rent her cottage for these last two weeks. Also, for introducing us to the beautiful ‘Rhinns of Galloway’. I think Idyllic, is the best way to describe it.
You can find out details of Alison’s cottage here… http://portpatrickholidaycottage.co.uk/ Also, find Alison’s Facebook Page here… http://www.facebook.com/pages/Portpatrick-Holiday-Cottage/129900480402343 Keep up to date, with latest news, events and special offers. Its worth it!
So, my ‘Journey’, has brought me to Dumfries and Galloway, for those of you who know me, it is a big change for me, I usually head to the Highlands of Scotland. I have been to this area before, but it was some years ago now.
A couple of people said to me, ‘Oh, you won’t like it as much as the Highlands’ and those people, also said, that I would regret been stuck out on a limb at the Rhinns. True, it is obviously not the Highlands, but we have fallen in love with the area just the same. As for the the Rhinns, well yes, you are out on a bit of a limb here, but, we have fallen in love with that limb also and we are hoping, praying and keeping everything tightly crossed, that this area will become our home in the very near future!
Having arrived on the Saturday 30th June, Sunday was spent, by having a lazy day at the cottage, mulling around the garden and breathing in the sea air and views. Then came Monday and Tuesday! Just dismal weather, a Jacket was required! So Monday was spent by browsing the bookshops of Wigtown (And purchasing several books)! By Wednesday, the weather had eased and improved slightly. Though, I can hardly remember the grey skies now, due to the glorious sunshine and blue skies which we have been lucky enough to have this last week.
So, how have we spent these last two weeks? Hectic, is one way of describing it. There is hardly a stone left uncovered here in Dumfries and Galloway. The whole point of this trip, was to find an area and possibly a house, ready for our big move.
We have done scores of ‘Drive By’s’ and viewed several houses. Taking in the views as we have travelled. Oh and plenty of loo and sniffing breaks for McBasil.
All this, meant that the Nikon has been feeling a tad redundant. Though am hoping I will have some photos to share with you, once back in Yorkshire.
It most certainly has been a fortnight of variety! Wildlife galore, though no Otters (yet)! And instead of me explaining it all, below are numerous iPhone pictures to give you an idea of places we have been and what we have seen!
Am switching off now, unplugging the Mac and away we go, knowing, that there are some stressful times ahead of us, but oh boy, what an adventure it will be too! And I can not wait for this part of ‘The Journey’ to start!
See you back in Yorkshire