A bright sunny day, welcomed us this morning, still with a fairly brisk cold wind blowing, though as we are in the walled garden area of the site, we have been quite sheltered. We made good time packing up and we’re on the road by about 11.30. After an easy journey of about 40 miles (though the last 10 or so miles were somewhat bumpy!) we arrived at our new home for the next three weeks, New England Bay, about halfway down the Rhins of Galloway, right on the shore.
There are a number of seaview pitches here (mostly occupied) but we opted for a quieter pitch tucked away, nestled in amongst the gorse and out of the wind. After a leisurely set up (Poppydog quite content to snaffle around her new terrain whilst I do all the hard work, as per!), we set off to explore.
There are a few little dunes immediately in front of the site leading down onto stones and then more and more sand as the tide recedes – this will do very nicely!
We walked a short distance along the coastal path to the little sandy beach of Portacree and let Poppydog have a good run around.
Looking at Mr OS there does appear to be a clear coastal path (Mull of Galloway Trail) running all the way down this east side of the Rhins and then the Southern Upland Way starts at Portpatrick to cover the northern edge – in between? Well time will tell!
Two thoughts of the day:
This is our third site in Scotland all have been a delight with no road noise just birdsong and the distant murmur of the sea – perfect!
I just caught the light right on this one, what a beauty with the sea and sky – it happens!