Sunday, 27 May 2012

Wigtownshire ramblers. Portpatrick to Stranraer on the S.U.W. May 2012

Portpatrick Harbour.

First comfort stop.

This bay was absolutely idyllic

Admiring the scenery.

Killintringan Lighthouse.

Complete with foghorn.

Climbing away from the coast.

Leisurely lunch in the warm sunshine.

Occasionally someone does listen to me!!

Stranraer's water supply at Knockquhasson

"Shortie"is well named.

The leader.
Today's group.
Yesterday Saturday May 26th I travelled courtesy of the trusty bus pass to Stranaer to meet my mother group, Wigtownshire Ramblers who were going to take another bus to Portpatrick and return on The Southern Upland Way (S.U.W.). Once we arrived in Portpatrick on a lovely hot summers morning our leader briefed us on the route and 10 walkers set off  up a long steep flight of steps to take us onto the sea cliffs which dominate this part of the coastline. Several stops were taken over the next stretch to admire the scenery before arriving at Killantringan Lighthouse where our walk now goes inland onto the moors which were take us back to Stranraer. Lunch was a very leisurely affair as there was no rush today as it was so hot. Our leader kept reminding us to consume plenty of fluids and apply our suncrems as the wind was making us feel quite cool but the strength of the sun could be quite misleading.Once back at the start our leader was thanked for his efforts today along with his back marker she helped to keep  everyone together. Tea and scones were taken in one of the towns many tearooms whilst I made my way back to the bus terminus for the journey back to Ayr to end a super day out with the ramblers and hope to see you all next Saturday when I am the leader in the Galloway Hills for some good old fashioned hill climbs. Be warned!!

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