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24/06/2022

edgelands

A couple of weeks ago, we packed the van and headed north. Our plan was to see what the weather was doing and follow the sunshine. We spent nearly a week wandering the quiet lanes and finding the solitary views. Walking on beaches where we were the only ones watching the waves crash and draw as the tide turned.

We stopped for a few hours at Wigtown Harbour which is a rather grand title for a tidal river with disused quays.  However it is a delightful spot. The oystercatchers nest on the grassy docks between lichen splattered concrete bollards. A secret whorled nest cradling four speckled brown and cream eggs. I watch the female oystercatcher watch me as I take photos.

Across from the harbour beef cows graze in knee deep breeze blown grass undulating and mimicking water. Skylarks and curlews fill the air with their song - one melodic, the other forlorn. Both beautiful. 

Once we'd rested up, we returned to the road promising to return to the harbour - a edgeland space, simple, wild and obviously loved by the locals.



I will share a few precious moments from our holiday over the next few posts - promise I wont swamp you will photos and stories (of which there are many!) until next time 💙💚💙 xxxx

20 comments:

  1. I so love that quiet part of Scotland, you were close to Cairnholy - did you get a chance to visit?

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  2. We haven't been there yet..but love Palnackie

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    1. Worth a visit - lots of history and if you go during the book week a lovely vibe, we love Palnackie too! Their 'harbour' is of a similar style ❤️

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  3. Sounds lovely & although we've been up that way once, didn't go there. We did see a sign for Wigtown, but as usual our time isn't always enough. Love the little bird sitting on the post watching the cows. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more of your break. Take care & hugs.

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    1. It is a long way to go, even we thought that, but it was worth it :)

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  4. I remember a wonderful holiday there, when I was about eight and before my parents divorced. Thank you for bringing back happy memories. It's a wonderful part of the world.

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  5. Hope you visited the bookshops! It's a lovely quiet part of Scotland isn't it.

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    1. We did last time we were there, it was inclement weather so we spent a very happy several hours visiting most of them, but this time we spent quality time in just two and carried off a lovely pile of purchases!

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  6. You chose a lovely area to visit. I must go back again soon. Xx

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    1. Thank you - it was such a lovely break, will have to go back again soon too! xx

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  7. I was sure I left a comment a couple of days ago - clearly I am delusional 😉.
    Lovely part of the world, like Jules I must get back again.

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    1. It is a lovely part of the world 😊 and I wouldn't have you any other way!

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  8. It sounds idyllic and I look forward to reading more. I was hoping to overnight at Glasson this weekend but the weather isn't good and looks like it will be a bit miserable right into next weekend too so I'll have to wait a while.

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    1. We were at Glasson and despite the dire weather warnings it was wonderful! the storms flew across the sea with the clouds giving a glorious display with lightening and thunder. It was warm and breezy - I'll be posting our mini-jolly overnighter next x

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  9. Following the sun, that sounds like a fun way to venture out and about.

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    1. The beauty of being in a van, if the weather is not good we can up sticks and follow the sun!

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  10. I have been to Wigtown , it's a booktown isn't it. Though I don't remember the harbour. The countryside is beautiful around there. X

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    1. Yes it is! with about 14 book shops. The harbour is below the church - which is at the bottom end of the town and worth a quiet visit - lovely bird hide with glorious views :)

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  11. This looks and sounds like a lovely spot. I'm looking forward to reading more about it as it's not somewhere that we've ever been. I've been a bit rubbish with commenting lately, sorry. Just had lots going on looking after elderly neighbours and having to log on to big PC to be able to comment properly. Hopefully Blogger will sort themselves out soon, though lots of others seem to be managing ok. x

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  12. I will be posting the odd holiday story or two, don't worry about not commenting - a number of people of having problems with google/blogger - I can no longer use my cellphone to comment on my OWN blog - it says I am anonymous - errr- this is my own blog!!

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