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Tuesday, 27 May 2008

A walk round Eggerness Point

Yesterday was Bank Holiday Monday the 26th of May.Today it rained.I'm glad i got the following pictures before the weather changed.
I'd planned to go and look at some rock carvings along the Eggerness headland.I'll make enquries as to their location next time i decide to go and look at them.
After setting off having parked just outside Garlieston village, the first thing i noticed was how advanced the wild flowers were.

There's a lot of colour about..

...and the young birds are taking to the air.

The path through the woodland stays close to the shore,and judging by these pictures plenty of thought for the animals have gone into the woodland management.

Eventually the path emerges into farmland,and the waving barley makes a foreground for the hawthorn blossom and the flowering rhododendrons.

Once clear of the woodland,showing beyond the point of Eggerness, some ten miles across the water,is the Borgue peninsula of Kirkcudbright,views of the Auchenlarie Holiday Park,a startled heron leaving,and views up towards Wigtown Bay.

Upon reaching more woodland i'm drawn to these objects on the rocks below me.
There's a bit of a path down,so i'm going to have a look.

As i mentioned in a previous blog Garlieston is known as the home of the Mulberry Harbour,and these are remnants.These down here are 'Beetles' a kind of pontoon.

I don't think it's advisable to get pictures this close.After a little bit of rocking,i soon retired to a safer distance.

A 'fort' shows on my ordinance survey map,and i assume these ivy coloured drystone walls are whats left of a bygone age.

Continuing on through the woodland,with Eggerness Farm on the left,i reach Castle Head.This is as far as i'll go today.Another time i'll take a look at Innerwell Port and Fishery just a little further north.
I sat for a while at Castle Head watching the waves crashing on the rocks and the seagulls gliding in the wind.
After depleting my flask of coffee,i retraced my steps back to my car.
How enjoyable was that.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. Looking forward to the next one.


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