Auchencairn - 'field of stones'.
A small coastal village in Galloway we love dearly.
It has a broad and shallow bay
which when it completely empties
means you can walk out to Heston Island
that guards the mouth of the bay.
Eldest deep in thought.
We sat on the bay edge and ate our lunch and
schemed a plan to walk out to the island.
Our access would be controlled by the tides and the weather.
A small island - so full of mystery and history yet so small.
we were very excited.
That walk was for another day
as it would take over an hour just to get to the coastline
nearest to Heston before we could set off
across the rack of shells, shingle and stone
bridging mainland to island.
So today, we turned inland after we'd eaten
and walked up Screel Hill.
Not a huge ascent but certainly a rough and steep climb.
Once at the top - the views were most rewarding.
Auchencairn and Heston Island in the far distance,
with Robin Rigg wind farm on the horizon.
I felt as if I was right in the sky and it was exhilarating!