6 June 16 The Mull of Galloway. Circular coastal walk from the lighthouse. Hot and sunny.
On the way I stopped off to visit Kirkmadrine Church.
The church houses the Kirkmadrine Stones.
They are the oldest known Christian monuments
in Scotland outside Whithorn.
The Mull of Galloway lighthouse, at the most southerly point of Scotland.
The lighthouse, known as a Stevenson Tower, was built by Robert Stevenson.
It took two years to build; work commenced in 1828 and the lighthouse was first
lit on 26th March 1830. The tower stands 26 metres high and the actual light is 99
metres above sea level. On a clear night, the light can be seen some 28 miles away.
The Gallie Craig coffee house at the Mull of Galloway.
Probably the best view from any coffee shop in the UK.
The terrace is perched right on the cliff edge.
Just a short walk to the lighthouse along the cliff edge.
The Gallie Craig coffee house is perched at the edge of the cliff.
The steps down to the fog horn.
Heading west along the cliffs on the south side of the Mull.
Looking back to the lighthouse.
Superb cliff scenery.
Further west the cliffs lower until they peter out at West Tarbet.
It's just a short walk across the isthmus to East Tarbet.
East Tarbet. The scenery is less spectacular on this side but a path leads back to the lighthouse,
where of course it's impossible to resist another visit to the Gallie Craig.
Heading back to the camp site I stopped off at Port Logan.
Then to Portpatrick again.
I stopped off for a walk around the harbour in the evening light
(and to sample the local fish and chips....)
Sunset from the caravan site at Port o'Spittal. For the four nights I was
there I had the site to myself and I didn't even see the owner until the last
night (he had been away in Ireland). When it came to pay I was ushered
into the house and plied with a few 'wee drams' before I was able
to stagger back to my campervan..!