Friday, October 30, 2009

Holiday Snaps

We went for a wee holiday to Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway last week. I had never been to that part of the country before - it seemed sooo far away! What a beautiful place though - we will definitely be back lots of times. Here are a few pictures of the trip. Above is the harbour on the Isle of Whithorn. Not an island, but it is the very tip of the toe of that shoe shaped peninsula. A very nice wee village - Often called the Cradle of Christianity in Scotland, as St Ninian landed there to begin his mission at Candida Casa.

On a clear day you can see 5 Kingdoms from this rocky shore. Scotland - where you are standing, England, Ulster, Man and Heaven.

The skies were a bit grey and a strong wind was blowing, so we didn't climb up to the viewpoint.

Here are a couple of views of Wigtown Harbour. It is no longer an active harbour as it is fairly silted up. Some great walks and wildlife though - particularly birds.

Of course the main attraction for us in Wigtown was the 13 bookshops. We visited 7 of them (some were closed) and did not leave any shop empty handed. It was complete paradise -and so hard to leave. In fact when we got in the car to come home, James was almost in tears crying "One more - just one more bookshop" Well - what can you do? So one more was duly visited and more books added to the collection. A further visit is definitely on the schedule (if I had a schedule that is!)
I will do a post next week about our purchases.

1 comment:

Debs said...

Ah, Wigtown, the Isle of Whithorn...all names we've looked at so long on maps but have as yet to see the places in the flesh. One day we will live there and I can't wait! Thanks for these great photos, it looks like a fabulous holiday, and Wigtown with all those bookshops - sounds like heaven! :) xx